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Visualase Inc.

Division of Medtronic PLC
www.visualaseinc.com

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Medtech 2014: M&A, IPOs Bounce Back As Industry Glimpses Future Business Models

Healthy market growth, the biggest ever M&A deal, a record number of billion-dollar takeovers, and the IPO market in impressive bounce-back…2014 was a year of superlatives for the global medtech industry. But with more expected of manufacturers while health care spending remains in the doldrums and demand for care rises, the long-term medtech winners will be those who can forecast how and where to make an impact on both costs and patient outcomes.

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Medtech In 2014: M&A, IPOs Bounce Back As Industry Glimpses Future Business Models

Medtech manufacturers saw 2014 as the year of the medtech mega-merger and a rebound in IPOs. But the market is changing, and companies are increasingly cast as service providers who must deliver value.

Medical Device Deals

Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Deal Statistics, Q3 2014

Device financing decreased to $734 million in Q3, less than half the Q2 total, and the $4.9 billion in M&As was a sharp decline versus Q2. Diagnostics fundraising, at $399 million, showed a 31% drop from Q2, and Merck KGAA’s $16.7 billion buy of Sigma-Aldrich made up 96% of the Q3 M&A activity.

Medical Device Deals

Device Start-Ups Inch Closer To Elusive Epilepsy Treatment

Despite the availability of more than 20 anti-epilepsy drugs, surgery, and a neurostimulation therapy that’s been available for 15 years, a large proportion of the three million patients in the US with epilepsy continue to have seizures. Emerging device companies aim to provide a solution for them.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Diagnostic Imaging Equipment & Supplies
      • MRI, NMR
    • Laser
    • Surgical Equipment & Devices
      • Minimally or Less Invasive
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurology, Nervous System
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Senior Management
  • Bill Hoffman, CEO
    Linda Spain, CFO
    Andrew Keene, Dir., Bus. Dev.
  • Contact Info
  • Visualase Inc.
    Phone: (713) 275-2063
    8058 El Rio St.
    Houston, TX
    USA
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