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Industrial Revolution: The New Medical Device Acquirers

The first article in a two-part series, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) explores the financial rationale driving the steady trend of M&A activity in the medical technology sector-as well as the business implications that result. Here, the authors examine the phenomenon of external players-industrial companies, conglomerates and others-acquiring companies and entering the medtech sector. The series draws on the valuation techniques, used by BCG's ValueScience Center, which combine proprietary discounted cash flow and relative valuation multiple models.
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MR Instruments Inc.

Higher-field MRI is beginning to arrive in clinical practice, where 3 Tesla systems are often used as a second look, after conventional MRI or other diagnostic methods reveal suspicious findings, for diseases like epilepsy, or to pre-operatively image the extent and location of breast cancer. MR Instruments offers specialized radiofrequency (RF) coils especially suited to high field systems, to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of MR for clearer pictures and to also help researchers obtain other information, like the spectral characteristics of chemicals in the tissue for the study of metabolic processes.
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Magnetic Moment

In terms of medical applications magnetic resonance imaging could serve, the modality is still underused, and that means a large, untapped growth opportunity for the entrenched large manufacturers that dominate the industry with an installed base of capital equipment. Small companies have a role to play as well, with adjunctive technologies that serve the large players, or in niches too small for the multi-billion dollar players to notice.
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