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

August 5, 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.

White House rails against Medtronic-style corporate inversions | MassDevice.com On Call

August 1, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

President Barack Obama condemns corporate inversions, like the one Medtronic's planning in its mega-merger with Covidien, saying that companies are "renouncing their citizenship" in order to dodge taxes.

MassDevice.com On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — President Barack Obama took time in this weeks' regular address to criticize the wave of "corporate inversions," in which companies, such as Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), are using outside-U.S. acquisitions to shift their headquarters overseas.

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CardioMEMS' 11-year payoff worth the wait for Boston Millennia Partners

July 31, 2014 by Brian Johnson

Boston Millennia's managing general partner Dana Callow discusses the 11-year journey to bring CardioMEMs implantable heart monitor to market and what his venture capital firm sees for the future of medtech investment.

The CardioMEMS story didn't end when St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) acquired the Georgia-based company in June, paying $375 million for the stake it didn’t already own, valuing the implantable heart failure monitor company at $463 million total.

Medtronic shareholder sues to block pending merger with Covidien | The week in medtech M&A

July 30, 2014 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top regulatory stories for medical device companies this week: Report: Medtronic shareholder sues to block Covidien merger; Medtronic pays up to $105 million for Visualase; Elekta eyes Turkish radiology market with acquisition of Mesi Medikal; Ulthera pulls $86M IPO in favor of $600M merger

Report: Medtronic shareholder sues to block Covidien merger

July 24, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Medtech's top stent-makers land SharedClarity contracts

July 29, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Healthcare-provider alliance SharedClarity signs some of medtech's biggest firms to land specialized pricing for peripheral stents.

Medtech's top stent-makers land SharedClarity contracts

Four of medtech's biggest firms agreed to offer peripheral stents at specialized prices to members of SharedClarity, an organization formed through the alliance of some of the country's largest health insurance and care providers.

Michigan judge shoots down settlement alleged by Biomet in poaching spat with Stryker | Medtech legal news for the week of July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top legal news stories for medical device companies this week: Judge nixes alleged settlement in Stryker, Biomet poaching spat; Boston Scientific loses bids to exclude testimony in pelvic mesh trials; Occlutech claims another win over St. Jude Medical; Align Tech declares a 'total win' as federal circuit reverses ITC ruling; Report: Medtronic shareholder sues to block Covidien merger

Judge nixes alleged settlement in Stryker, Biomet poaching spat

July 23, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Haemonetics taps outgoing Covidien CFO Dockendorff for board | Personnel Moves

July 28, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Charles Dockendorff, the outgoing CFO at Covidien, is named to the board of directors at Haemonetics.

Haemonetics taps outgoing Covidien CFO Dockendorff for board | Personnel Moves

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