Financial projections from AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) about its $372 million deal to acquire Navilyst Medical show that it expects to reap some significant rewards from the merger over the short and long terms.
"How ‘ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?"
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Venture capital funding of life science startups, including biotech and medical device enterprises, rose by 21% last year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
VCs dropped $7.5 billion on 785 life sciences deals during the year, according to a PwC report, "Zigzagging Upward," compiled using data from the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP/National Venture Capital Assn. MoneyTree Report and Thomson Reuters.
iRobot Corp. (NSDQ: IRBT), famous for their Roomba automated cleaning robots, invested $6 million and launched an extended partnership with InTouch Health, which develops telemedicine systems for providing remote health care.
The venture builds on an existing relationship that the companies announced last summer, under which the companies engaged in a development and licensing agreement.
Updated February 1, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
The $372 million buyout of Navilyst Medical by AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) is a reset button that will reinforce the combined operation for the future, AngioDynamics CEO Joe DeVivo told MassDevice this afternoon.
ConforMIS Inc. said it’s closed another massive funding round to support its line of personalized knee implants.
The Burlington, Mass.-based orthopedic device maker said it raised $89 million in a Series E round from several investors, including AGC Equity Partners and Axel Johnson, along with government investment funds from Asia and the UAE.
ConforMIS has now raised about $140 million since 2009.
Breast reconstruction technology company AirXpanders Inc. closed a $10 million Series D funding round to support its tissue expansion devices for breast reconstruction.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company plans to use the proceeds to advance investigational device exemptions studies, obtain CE Mark approval in Europe and execute market launches in the U.S., Europe and Australia following clearance of its AeroForm system.
Carticept Medical closed a $10 million financing led by existing investors Domain Associates, New Enterprise Associates and SonoSite Inc.
The Alpharetta, Ga.-based company said it will use the proceeds to fund the commercial launch of its Navigator computer-controlled drug delivery system. The device uses ultrasound guidance to deliver medications for joint pain.
Does a donated heart or kidney deserve fancier digs than a ham sandwich? The folks at Paragonix Technologies think so.
The Cambridge Mass.-based startup just landed a $710,000 accelerator loan from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to support development efforts for its Sherpa organ transport devices.
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund will invest up to $17 million in medical app maker Physicians Interactive Holdings. The financing includes $8.5 million up front, but could double if the mHealth marketer meets Merck’s milestones.
The Marlborough, Mass.-based company plans to use the Merck funds to grow "4 key products," including its flagship medical resources app Skyscape.
About 460 companies were bought for $46.4 billion last year, down 13% from 2010, but the deals were valued 30% higher, compared with the $35.6 billion spent in 2010, according to a Dow Jones VentureSource report.
The median price vaulted 77% to $71 million in 2011. Funding rounds were down 12%, to an average of $17 million raised before exit, reflecting lower start-up costs.