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Coalescent Surgical Inc.

Division of Medtronic PLC

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Keys To Creating Value for Early-Stage Medical Device Companies

Small cap firms that reach a successful exit via M&A tend to share a set of chacteristics that enable significant value creation. Start-ups can use them as a template to gauge their own potential for success. Indeed, those characteristics, which include the development of a novel, best-in-breed technology with significant clinical impact, having a set of products that deliver a competitive edge, and careful execution of their respective business plans (including managing capital and timelines), can serve as a template for early-stage medical device companies, and help define the parameters necessary for them to engineer their way towards an outcome that maximizes value.
Business Strategies Business Strategies

The Death of Investing in Heart Surgery: An Exaggerated Demise

Over the past several years, new tools have helped interventional cardiologists capture patients who historically would have been candidates for surgery. Drug-eluting stents are apt to only increase this trend. These technology innovations have sparked the latest round of proclamations that there is no future in cardiac surgery since the sector's largest component--bypass--is waning, and that the only worthwhile coronary device investment opportunities lie in products with interventional applications. Yet cardiac surgery remains a major device opportunity. A significant increase in M&A activity and recent later-round financings by companies like Percardia and Converge indicate that investing in cardiac surgery start-ups remains alive and well, albeit with new challenges. Indeed, some investors believe that heart surgeons, traditionally conservative adopters of new technology, are now more receptive than ever to new devices and procedures because of the threat to their livelihoods posed by interventionalists' increased encroaching on surgeons' core patients.
Medical Device Business Strategies

Ron Matricaria: A Study in Conviction

Not many healthcare product executives have resumes that can boast of having run both drug and device businesses the way Ron Mstricaria did at Eli Lilly. Not content with his success at Lilly, Matricaria took early retirement to embark on the challenge of directing St. Jude Medical's transition from a successful single-product firm to a major, multi-platform device company. At both companies, Matricaria endured tough times and critics questioning his strategies, but was ultimately vindicated through the success of each company. Matricaria is the recipient of this year's Phoenix Lifetime Achievement award and spoke with IN VIVO about his career and the current state of the medical device industry.
Medical Device Strategy

Morgenthaler's Life Sciences Renewal

Morgenthaler Ventures, biotech, medical device, and communications/computer technology investors since the mid-'80s, backed away from the biotech group in 1993. But the investment pendulum has now swung away from IT and toward health care. So the firm is back into biotech investing, and is also picking up the pace in devices.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Surgical Equipment & Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cardiovascular
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Senior Management
  • Charles Maroney, Pres. & CEO
  • Contact Info
  • Coalescent Surgical Inc.
    Phone: (408) 743-8927
    559 E. Weddell Dr.
    Sunnyvale, CA 94089