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Medtech trends: The most talked about device makers in March 2014

April 2, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

MassDevice.com looks at the internet chatter surrounding the medical device industry with some of most searched-for companies of the last month.

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MassDevice.com looked at some of the most talked-about medical device companies, based on trends in U.S. Google searches for the last 30 days.

Love at first tweet: A look at medtech's 1st forays into the social network

March 21, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Some medtech CEOs are on Twitter daily, others' Tweets are few and far between, but each company and its leadership must figure out how to introduce themselves to the Twitter universe.

Love at first tweet: A look at medtech's 1st forays into the social network

First impressions can be daunting primarily because they can have a long-lasting influence on a relationship, but what does it mean to make a 1st impression online?

Some of medtech's biggest companies have made themselves Twitter regulators, but each had to start somewhere. Here are some of the industry's 1st tweets:

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FDA: Medtech recalls up 97% since 2003, but that's a good thing

March 21, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Recalls of faulty medical devices nearly double from 2003 to 2012, but the FDA says the increase is due to growing awareness of what types of problems merit action.

FDA: Medtech recalls up 97% since 2003

The annual number of medtech recalls nearly doubled from 2003 to 2012, but FDA regulators are calling the skyrocketing figures a win.

There were 604 total recalls in 2003, compared with 1,190 in 2012. The number of Class I recalls, tied to product defects that the FDA says pose a risk of "serious adverse health consequences or death," increased more than 8-fold, from 7 in 2003 to 57 in 2012.

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Report: Medtech mergers, FDA approvals tank in 'unlucky' 2013

March 12, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Market pressures weigh heavy on medtech in 2013, with M&A activity down 16% and FDA approvals down 44% year-over-year, but at least it wasn't the decade's worst period.

Medtech mergers, FDA approvals slide in 'unlucky' 2013

Last year was a tough one for the medical device industry, with acquisition activity down, M&A dollars cut in half and FDA approvals slashed, but at least it wasn't the worst year that medtech has faced in the last decade – 2009 still holds that title.

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Report: Strong M&A momentum as medtech moves into 2014

March 5, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

The life sciences industry closed out 2013 with major movement in mergers and acquisitions and that energy may last into the early part of 2014, according to analysts with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Report: Strong M&A momentum as medtech moves into 2014

High levels of life sciences mergers and acquisitions in the tail-end of 2013 may make for a busy start to 2014, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Medtech trends: The most talked about device makers in February 2014

March 4, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

MassDevice.com looks at the internet chatter surrounding the medical device industry with some of most searched-for companies of the last month.

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MassDevice.com looked at some of the most talked-about medical device companies, based on trends in U.S. Google searches for the last 30 days.

Medtech trends: The most talked about device makers in January 2014

February 4, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

MassDevice.com looks at the internet chatter surrounding the medical device industry with some of most searched-for companies of the last month.

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MassDevice.com looked at some of the most talked-about medical device companies, based on trends in U.S. Google searches for the last 30 days.

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