Surgeon calls out Abbott on Twitter over St. Jude ICDs

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June 20, 2018 • 4 min read

The way surgeons and medical device companies interact has officially been turned upside down. Who's the culprit? Twitter. No longer can a surgeon share a concern to their local sales rep and then rely on that rep to take their grievances up the corporate food chain. ...

NuVasive Launches AttraX Scaffold Biologic

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June 13, 2018 • 2 min read

NuVasive (NASDAQ: NUVA) announced the U.S. launch of AttraX® Scaffold, an absorbent ceramic-collagen bone graft with an optimized surface that has been validated in preclinical testing to drive increased bone formation and faster fusion than traditional ceramic bone grafts....

Fortive Acquires JNJ's ASP for $2.7B

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June 06, 2018 • 3 min read

The rumors have been out there for months that Johnson & Johnson was looking to offload Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), and today, they went ahead and announced a deal to sell the company for Fortive Corporation for $2.7B....

Medtronic Investor Day Broken Down

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June 06, 2018 • 5 min read

There was mixed reaction to Medtronic's Investor Day with the stock falling 1% after their presentation, but was also met with some bullish sentiment from Jim Cramer. In addition to highlighting Medtronic's future technology, Medtronic CEO, Omar Ishrak, provided specific goals and outlined the company's long-range financial targets, with its primary focus on driving operating leverage and improving its free cash flow conversion. Specifically, to drive sustainable growth and return, the compa...