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September 26, 2008

Divide Growing Between Strong, Weak Medical Device IPO Companies

Article preview from Start-Up - September 2008

Find out why a growing number of medical device companies that managed to go public over the past few years are finding their market capitalizations slipping away.

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The Medical Device Industry's Robust Times: Are They Sustainable?

Article preview from Medtech Insight - September 2008

Notwithstanding an occasional blip, the environment for medical device companies has never been stronger, with robust technology development, company creation rewarded with high levels of private and venture investment, and strong M&A activity all supporting a business model that was born out of the doldrums that device companies found themselves in a decade ago. Still, there are pressures that are straining the current model and raising legitimate concerns, including physician conflict-of-interest charges; regulatory pathways that are trickier and a climate of evidence-based medicine that leads to longer, more expensive trials; and a robust M&A environment that is sustainable only if a next-generation of acquiring companies steps up. Part one of a two-part series. Find out more.

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September 25, 2008

BSX-Spin-out Navilys Charts New Course

Article preview from IN VIVO - September 2008

Find out how Navilyst Medical, one of several properties recently spun out of Boston Scientific, has designs on growing into a large player in the venous access and fluid management industries.

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September 19, 2008

David Auth: Riding Heart Technology's Roller Coaster

Article preview reprinted from IN VIVO - September 2008

Heart Technology, Inc. is one of the great success stories in medical devices over the past 20 years. But you'd never have predicted that given the company's early experiences. In Vivo interviews the company's founder, David Auth.

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Rainbow Medical: Entrepreneurial Efficiency in Medical Devices

Article preview from Start-Up - September 2008

Find out how one of Israel's most prolific medical device entrepreneurs, Yossi Gross has launched an amazing number of companies in a wide array of clinical spaces.

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September 11, 2008

Glaucoma Start-Ups Reach Critical Mass

Article preview from Start-Up - July/August 2008

Having validated high intraocular pressure as a certain target for intervention, the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study spurred on a new wave of innovation in medical devices for glaucoma. Numerous start-ups formed five or six years ago are now beginning to run their devices through clinical trials. Indeed, the field seems to have gained a critical mass of attention. Start-Up has identified more than a dozen emerging device companies treating glaucoma, and the disease remains a target for development programs and acquisitions on the pharmaceutical side as well.

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Zimmer Rounds Out Spinal Offerings With Abbott Spine Acquisition

Full article reprinted from "The Gray Sheet" - September 8, 2008

Find out why Zimmer says its $360 million acquisition of Abbott's spinal surgery business will help round out Zimmer's own spinal offerings and create "critical mass" in the spinal business.

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September 05, 2008

Device Financing: Warburg Pincus Teams with Cytyc Duo

Full article reprinted from Start-Up - August 2008

Warburg Pincus joined with two executives who built Cytyc into a leading women's health care company. Find out how together, they hope to identify a new venture for the pair to lead with the private equity firm's support.

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September 04, 2008

Health Care Trends: Supply Chain Standards are Here...and Required

Article preview from Medtech Insight - August 2008

Find out how two of the hospital industry's largest group-purchasing organizations, have endorsed and adopted universal identification standards that will change the requirements for all device manufacturers that do business with them.

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September 03, 2008

Medtronic, AngioScore Challenge Abbott’s Attempt To Extend Catheter Patent

Full article reprinted from "The Gray Sheet" - September 2, 2008

Find out why device firms Medtronic and AngioScore are fighting an effort by Abbott to extend the life of its valuable "rapid-exchange" catheter patent, set to expire Oct. 29.

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