Med-tech trends 2012: The most talked about device makers of the year

January 3, 2013 by MassDevice staff

MassDevice.com looks at the internet chatter surrounding the medical device industry with some of most searched-for companies of 2012.

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The medical device industry was full of big stories in 2012, ranging from efforts to bring down the device tax and related layoffs to epic public face-offs between industry leaders.

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

Medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) was by far the most talked-about medtech company of 2012, more than doubling the search rating of the next-highest rated, St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ).

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  Covidien (NYSE:COV) and Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) followed pretty closely behind, with Allergan (NYSE:AGN) rounding out the list.

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