In Vivo is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

The Medical Device Industry Stays The Course In 2012

Executive Summary

The prospective medical device tax, the continuing decline of venture investing, pricing challenges, austerity measures in Europe, and other headwinds continued to push against the medtech industry in 2012. But emerging clinical and geographic markets, along with an active M&A market, provided the industry with some momentum.

You may also be interested in...



Drug-Coated Balloons Fuel Multibillion-Dollar Hopes

With a total market potential estimated in the multibillion-dollar range, the drug-coated balloon opportunity is attracting a growing list of competitors, including several leading multinational cardiovascular device companies that have entered the space via recent acquisitions. DCBs still need to prove their worth in large, long-term clinical trials, but the ultimate proving point for DCBs could center on cost: if they can offer an effective treatment option that is significantly less expensive than existing devices, DCBs may provide a compelling economic argument.

Covidien Acquires CV Ingenuity: Highlights Promise In Drug-Coated Balloons

In late December 2012, Covidien announced a definitive agreement to acquire drug-coated balloon company CV Ingenuity for an undisclosed amount. Covidien joins large cardiovascular device players such as Medtronic, which gained a drug-coated balloon when it acquired Invatec in 2010, and CR Bard, which has the lead in the US market as a result of its acquisition last year of Lutonix Inc. as well as a large number of DCB companies based in Europe.

CMS To Pay Co-Surgeons For Transcatheter Valve Procedures, But At Lower Value Than Sought By Physicians

Surgeons and cardiologists who perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures will be paid for the total amount of their work in 2013, but CMS’ adoption of a lower relative value unit for TAVR will result in a lower payment amount.

Related Content

Topics

Related Companies

Related Deals

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

SC031354

Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel