The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
Vermont enacts nation’s strictest gifts ban
The movement to monitor and regulate industry gifts to physicians gains momentum as The Green Mountain State enacts sweeping rules covering the practice. Read More
Exact Sciences cuts research deal with Mayo Clinic, closes $8 million stock placement
Marlborough colorectal cancer screening developer inks a research and licensing agreement with the Minnesota clinic and closes a private placement deal for more than 4 million shares of its stock. Read More
MassDevice blog: Device giants battle over the neurostim, orthobiologic and cosmetic laser markets
St. Jude goes deep-brain, Bone Solutions launches potential Stryker Biotech rival product and Palomar’s consumer device lights up Wall Street. Read More
Healthcare blog: The Lion of the Senate lays down
Every week, veteran healthcare reporter Tinker Ready rounds up the latest news for MassDevice. This week, she takes a look at Ted Kennedy’s in absentia healthcare reform bill, John Kerry’s defense of the status quo in Boston and how the reverberations from a New Yorker article reached into the Oval Office. Read More
Dollars & Spence: Are things really that bad?
The good, the bad and the ugly: Current conditions in venture capital. Read More
Our weekly checkup takes the temperature of the 63 public medical device companies in the MassDevice Index. In addition to the index itself, which tracks the overall movement of the sector, we compare Monday morning’s opening share prices with their value when the markets close Friday afternoon and calculate the biggest gainers and losers. The checkup also takes a look at a different financial metric each week, ranking local players based on their performance in that category. This week we examine the quick ratio or “acid test,” a measure of liquidity. Read More
This week, the Supplier Spotlight shines on Massachusetts Materials Research, an independent materials testing and engineering company that provides a full suite of materials and product testing services. It’s one of roughly 1,000 companies and service providers listed in the MassDevice Network. Browse the MassDevice Network
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