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Investors love to remind everyone that IPOs are financing events, not exiting events, using the mantra to put off Judgment Day for their investments. So how have device companies fared after the recent spate of IPOs?
Brief summaries of recent medtech market and industry developments. This month we cover a new GAO report that ups the pressure on the medical imaging market; Cordis Corp.'s suspension of its PFO closure device program; Atritech's PMA for stroke prevention; Zimmer's acquisition of Abbott Spine; and the US market for contraception devices and procedures.
When most industry people hear of The Carlyle Group, they think of it exclusively as a buyout group, and indeed leveraged buyouts are an important part of the global private equity firm's business. But many are surprised to learn that Carlyle has a venture and growth capital operation that maintains a strong commitment to investing in the medical device sector.
Brief summaries of recent product and company developments in the device industry, including: developments in continuous glucose monitoring, new liability conerns for device companies, medtech acquisitions in 2007, and the 2008 IPO market.
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