Medical Device Startups Making A Name For Themselves
December 6, 2014
By Andrew Hoglund

From receiving large amounts of funds to gaining FDA clearance, it was an exciting week for new developing companies. DBV Technologies, located in Bagneux, France, has become very popular in the last year. They are creating a patch that will treat peanut allergies, which is great news for my colleague Aneel who suffers from nut allergies. Named the Viaskin patch, it helps lower the risk of an allergic reaction to an accidental exposure of peanuts. The company went public back in 2012 and its stock has nearly quadrupled just this

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Top Med Device Companies Facing Legal Trouble
November 15, 2014
By Andrew Hoglund

Several top medical device companies this week had legal issues come up. Johnson & Johnson, still upset over losing Guidant to Boston Scientific, is suing the aforementioned company for $4 billion. Meanwhile Becton Dickinson is being court ordered to notify customers about its false advertisements for its safety syringes. And as if being sued for $4 billion wasn’t enough, Boston Scientific has been ordered to pay out $26.7 million to four women in their vaginal mesh lawsuit. Sometimes being at the top isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Johnson

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VC Investments and Medical Device Mergers Prominent Throughout October
November 13, 2014
By Aneel Dhaliwal

The month of October not only brought us the beginning of the Autumn season, ghosts and ghouls, and surprisingly warm weather, but it also brought the medical device world into greater focus, what with an influx of investments from venture capitalists as well as new and on-going mergers. As far as VCs go, it looks like their pocket books continue to show significant interest in the medical device space. Cognoptix, a small medical device company specializing in an eye test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, received $15M in Series D financing

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