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Gary Guthart, the longtime CEO of robot-assisted surgery pioneer Intuitive Surgical, said that he’s confident Intuitive will be able to compete as smaller rivals begin hitting the market as early as this year and bigger players loom on the horizon.
“We have known for years and have anticipated for years. We didn’t wake up yesterday and think, ‘Competitors are coming, we better do something,” Guthart said during a conference call to discuss Intuitive’s 4th-quarter and 2015 results Read more
The FDA released its list of the pre-market approvals it granted for medical devices in November 2015. Read more
C.R. Bard said that it closed the $181 million acquisition of Liberator Medical, a direct-to-consumer distributor of durable medical equipment.
The deal called for Murray Hill, N.J.-based Bard to pay $3.35 per share for Liberator, a 36% premium over Liberator’s 90-day average closing price through Nov. 19, 2015, the day before the deal was announced. Read more