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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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.
Germany is adjusting the national COVID-19 testing strategy, which from mid-October will include the use of antigen tests.