Amassing strong patent portfolios helps medical device companies attract interest from strategic investors and potential acquirers.
Strategic investments on the rise
The last decade has seen a dramatic rise in large life science companies creating venture funds to invest in promising early stage medical technologies that align with the larger giants. In the last few years, large medtech companies have been competing in the race to acquire private medical device companies with a particular focus on neurosurgery, orthopedics and cardiology.
Industry analysts note that large medtech players – including Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Boston Scientific and HMO Kaiser Permanente – made major investments in medical device startups in 2017. As of August 2017, there were more than 50 corporate deals channeling more than $833 million of investment to private medical device companies. This trend is continuing in 2018.
At DeviceTalks Boston, Tyler Shultz will give attendees an inside look at Theranos and how he was able to sound the alarm after he realized the company was falling apart. Shultz will take attendees behind the story that everyone is talking about: the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her diagnostic company, Theranos.
Join Shultz and 1,000+ medical device professionals at the 8th annual DeviceTalks Boston.