Lumos Diagnostics Bolsters its POC Testing Platform

Lumos Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Planet Innovation, announced this week it acquired RPS Diagnostics for an undisclosed price. RPS develops, manufactures and markets rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tests for a variety of infectious diseases and inflammatory conditions. The merged company will be called Lumos Diagnostics. This deal adds RPS’s FebriDx test, a rapid, in-office test that provides clinicians with […]



Community Health Systems Sells Three More Hospitals

Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) is still at it. The financially troubled hospital chain unloaded three more hospitals in May, bringing the number of divested facilities in 2019 to seven. The latest announcements involved two Florida hospitals, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center (193 beds) in Davenport and Lake Wales Medical Center (160 beds) in […]


WVU Health Adds The Health Plan to its Roster

Hospitals and health systems typically buy outpatient services such as urgent care and ambulatory surgery centers to raise their market presence. West Virginia University Health System, a not-for-profit system based in Morgantown, West Virginia, instead has merged with The Health Plan, a community-based not-for-profit health maintenance organization that offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Point-of-Service and Preferred […]


EMR Software Provider Acquired by WELL Health

Slowly but surely, WELL Health Technologies Corp. (TSX.V: WELL) is building its own digital health platform. The Canadian healthcare operator announced it acquired OSCARprn for $876,000. Financial details include $619,500 upfront and $256,500 via 373,906 shares in the capital of WELL at a price of approximately $0.69 per share. The target company provides electronic medical record (EMR) software services […]

Another Cancer Treatment Startup for Merck

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) has been busy this year. After securing a licensing deal with  Cocrystal (NASDAQ: COCP) for proprietary influenza A/B antiviral agents in January, the company found two biotechnology start-ups to bolster its cancer treatment portfolio. First, in February Merck bought Immune Design for $5.85 per share in cash, for an approximate value of […]

Radiology Partners Expands in North Carolina

Radiology practices are hot targets these days. Even as technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning speed up the number of images read, a trained physician still has the superior knowledge to detect abnormalities. Radiology Partners Inc., a portfolio company of New Enterprise Associates, added Greensboro Radiology to its own portfolio of practices in May. The […]

Varian Medical Makes Two Deals in May

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is on the move again. The Palo Alto, California-based medical device maker announced two deals in May 2019 targeting two very different companies. Varian (market cap $11.6 billion) designs, manufactures, sells and services medical devices and software products for treating cancer and other medical conditions. The earlier deal, announced on May […]

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending May 24, 2019

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day. Visit to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular sector of interest to […]

Advanced Wound Care Firm Acelity Grabbed for $6.7 Billion

3m Company (NYSE: MMM), the global conglomerate, announced in early May it purchased Acelity Inc. for $6.7 billion, or roughly 11.4x EBITDA.  The target is a medical device consortium comprised of Apax Partners, affiliates of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, is selling Acelity. Acelity develops advanced wound care products and […]