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Becton Dickinson has reached a definitive agreement to acquire CR Bard for $24bn. BD says Bard's product portfolio gives it a strong presence in fast-growing clinical areas and more reach outside the US while Bard expects to reach more customers by building on BD's leadership in medication management and infection prevention.
Starts & Stops is a regular feature highlighting Medtech Insight editors' picks of noteworthy medtech clinical trial initiations, completions and suspensions each month. Over the last month, 31 new trials started, 25 trial were completed, one trial was "reinitiated," and six trials were terminated or suspended, according to meddevicetracker.
Start-Up Spotlight: Amniox Medical, Bringing The Benefits Of Amniotic Tissue To Ortho And Wound Care
Amniox Medical is developing biologics products for wound-healing and orthopedic applications based on technology that takes advantage of the unique anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring properties of human amniotic membrane and umbilical cord matrix.
Soon before it was set to take Alere to court in an attempt to break out of an acquisition deal, Abbott has reversed course and plans to buy the company for half a billion less than the original price tag.
The de novo clearance is the first US clearance for electroCore's non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy. The company will market it through headache specialists as a non-pharmacological alternative to sumatriptan for patients with cluster headaches, which afflict about 350,000 people in the US.
This edition of device debuts highlights a wide variety of innovative devices introduced into commercial markets since the beginning of March, including a new stent for side-branch coronary interventions, an assay that identifies which breast-cancer patients do not need chemotherapy, a full ankle prosthesis, improvements to a negative-pressure wound therapy system, and a robotic system that helps paralyzed people learn to walk again.