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Number To Know…11.2 Billion

The estimated size of the global diabetes management will be $11.2bn by 2020.

Medical Device Number to Know

Number To Know…317

Becton Dickinson has agreed to pay $317 per share for CR Bard, valuing the total transaction at $24bn.

M & A Medical Device

Number To Know…60

Diabeloop is expecting to enroll 60 pagients in a 12-center study of its artificial pancreas system. Results from the study will be used to gain CE mark approval for the device.

Diabetic Care StartUps and SMEs

Number To Know…2,622

2,622 devices globally are affected by Medtronic's Class III recall of the StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts, used in treating hydrocephalus.

Neurology Recalls

Number To Know…88

US FDA is conducting an online survey on its device center's customer service levels, and so far, 88% of respondents have expressed satisfaction.

FDA United States

Number To Know…7

Abbott's new offer price to buy Alere, under an amended agreement, is $7 less than its original bid – from $58 per share to $51 per share.

M & A In Vitro Diagnostics

Number To Know…28

Brain tumor patients treated with a combination of tumor treatment fields (TTFields) therapy, delivered by NovoCure's Optune device, and chemotherapy have shown an increased median overall survival rate of 28%, according to data from a late-phase pivotal study.

Cancer Neurology

Number To Know…33

The first three months of 2017 saw 33 medtech M&A deals completed and announced, as recorded by Medtech Insight's M&A tracker.

M & A Number to Know

Number To Know…50

50 is the number of non-US approvals in March, as recorded by Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker.

Approvals Number to Know

Number To Know…37

An experimental deep-brain stimulation treatment has demonstrated it can reduce tic severity in Tourette's syndrome patients by 37%.

Neurology Number to Know

Number To Know…11

11 seconds is the amount of time Parascript's AccuDetect mammography image-processing system takes to detect breast cancer, the fastest of all US FDA-approved devices of its kind.

Cancer Diagnostic Imaging

Number To Know…35

35 is the number of health-related business entities from which US FDA Commissioner-in-waiting Scott Gottlieb is recusing himself, as part of an ethics agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services.

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