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HemoCue AB has unveiled a new cloud-based solution aimed at dramatically reducing the widespread prevalence of anemia in developing countries. The multinational plans to roll out the system first in India where the blood deficiency is a major health concern.
At $1.8 billion, Q2 device financing nearly doubled the Q1 total, mainly from an increase in IPOs and early VC rounds, and acquisitions were slightly higher at $4.7 billion. Diagnostics funding also increased to $784 million from Q1's $597 million, and Danaher's monster $13.8 billion buy of life sciences company Pall headlined the second quarter's $15.6 billion total in diagnostics M&A activity.
Device and diagnostics companies both suffered declines in fundraising compared with previous quarters. The biggest medtech acquisition was Stryker’s $1.4 billion buyout of MAKO, while in diagnostics BioMeriux’s $450 million purchase of BioFire topped the list.
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Elsevier Business Intelligence’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced September through October 2013.
- Medical Devices
In Vitro Diagnostics
- Chemistry, Immunoassay
- Glucose Testing
- Hematology, Coagulation
- Urine-based Testing