MassDevice.com looked at some of the most talked-about medical device companies, based on trends in U.S. Google searches for the last 30 days.
First impressions can be daunting primarily because they can have a long-lasting influence on a relationship, but what does it mean to make a 1st impression online?
Some of medtech’s biggest companies have made themselves Twitter regulators, but each had to start somewhere. Here are some of the industry’s 1st tweets:
The annual number of medtech recalls nearly doubled from 2003 to 2012, but FDA regulators are calling the skyrocketing figures a win.
There were 604 total recalls in 2003, compared with 1,190 in 2012. The number of Class I recalls, tied to product defects that the FDA says pose a risk of "serious adverse health consequences or death," increased more than 8-fold, from 7 in 2003 to 57 in 2012.
Last year was a tough one for the medical device industry, with acquisition activity down, M&A dollars cut in half and FDA approvals slashed, but at least it wasn’t the worst year that medtech has faced in the last decade – 2009 still holds that title.
High levels of life sciences mergers and acquisitions in the tail-end of 2013 may make for a busy start to 2014, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.