Angel investors started to come out of their shells during the first half of the year with angel investments up more than 3% compared with H1 2011, according to research out of the University of New Hampshire, and medical device companies took the lion’s share of the backing.
The medical device and equipment sector grabbed 24% of total angel investment during the first six months of the year, according to a study from UNH’s Center for Venture Research.
Novation said members of VHA Inc., UHC and Provista LLC can nab discounts of up to 71% on capital equipment fromJuly through September.
The group purchasing organization said the discounts include medical devices ranging from centrifuges and patient beds to CT scanners and nuclear medicine equipment.
Spacelabs Medical Inc. won a $13.5 million contract from the U.S. Defense Dept. for patient monitoring systems, related products and training on the devices.
The Issaquah, Wash.-based medical device maker develops cardiology monitors, anesthesia systems and ventilators.