Smaller But Eye-Catching Medtech Deals
Not all of the key medtech deals of 2016 were blockbusters. Herein are some of the more interesting smaller deals of the year.
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2016 was a year of surprise and change in political circles, but that's nothing new for the medtech industry, which over a number of years has become accustomed to health care systems demanding different and ever-higher levels of service. Smart medtechs have been ahead of the curve, but the whole industry now factors in clients' wider needs in a holistic approach to patient care. Many companies' current M&A policies are already reflecting the changes to come.
UK-listed BTG PLC shares the UK life science industry's concerns about long-term negative fallout from Brexit, but it finds itself in a relatively comfortable position. The acquisitive interventional medicines company says it has plenty of firepower for more M&A.
Sir Simon Stevens leaves his position as chief executive of NHS England at the end of July after seven years of probably unmatched achievement. His will be big shoes to fill by Amanda Pritchard, his erstwhile deputy.