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Acutus Announces Four Deals To Expand Its Reach Into Electrophysiology

Acutus announced a deal to acquire Rhythm Xience, and new strategic partnerships with Peerbridge Health, Cardiac Designs and MedFact, to offer more electrophysiology products that complement its AcQMap multi-electrode electrophysiology mapping catheter system.

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Medical Device and In Vitro Diagnostics/Research Deal Statistics Quarterly, Q4 2009

Highlights from the Q4 2009 review of medical device and in vitro diagnostics/research dealmaking: Medical device financings - again led by both early- and late-stage VC money, which made up 65% of the quarter's $745mm total - experienced a decline from the previous three-month period, which brought in over $1bn. The year overall fetched just $3.1bn, slightly less than 2008's $3.3bn aggregate. The biggest M&A was Ethicon Inc.'s $785mm takeover of Acclarent Inc. in December. Although Q4 M&A was $1bn higher than Q3, 2009 on the whole was the most dismal year for medtech acquisitions in over five years. On the in vitro diagnostics/research front, the $304mm in financings disappointed as it showed a significant dip from the $821mm done during Q3. Although Vermillion Inc.'s $43mm PIPE made up 19% of the quarter's pie, early- and late-stage VC financings again dominated, together accounting for 65% of Q4's aggregate dollar volume. Becton Dickinson & Co.'s $275mm October buy of molecular diagnostics firm HandyLab Inc. capped off a less-than-outstanding quarter of M&A activity with only five transactions totaling $468mm. For the entire year, in fact, this industry segment only managed to bring in $5.1bn through 21 M&A deals, a significant decrease over 2008's $9.6bn full-year amount.
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Device Investors Look for Gains in Pain

In 2009, investors quietly invested in seven different start-ups develoipng devices for pain. Why the sudden interest? Interventional pain is on the rise as a specialty, large numbers of patients with chronic pain need better therapies, and relative to other emerging device sectors, pain offers large markets but lower clinical, regulatory and market risks.
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Dealmaking in 2009: A Look Back and A Glance Ahead

This article was excerpted from "Top Device Stories of 2009: A Year of Economic Revival and Regulatory Risk," IN VIVO, January 2010.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Implantable Devices
    • Radiofrequency Devices
    • Surgical Equipment & Devices
      • Minimally or Less Invasive
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cardiovascular
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • Canada
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Baylis Medical Co. Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Frank Baylis, Pres.
  • Contact Info
  • Baylis Medical Co. Inc.
    Phone: (514) 488-9801
    5959 Trans-Canada Highway
    Montreal, H4T 1A1
    Canada
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