Boston Scientific Seeks Out Portfolio Acquisitions

Earlier this year, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) acquired two companies: Cosman Medical Inc. to strengthen its neuromodulation business and EndoChoice Holdings Inc. to strengthen its pathology services and imaging technologies. Since then, the medical device giant has toned down its acquiring habits with two asset/portfolio purchases in November. On November 3, 2016, the company acquired the LumenR™ Tissue Retractor System from LumenR LLC. It is currently in development for use during endoscopic resection of lesions in the colon, esophagus or stomach. Boston Scientific will conduct additional development and evaluation of the system prior to commercialization. On November 15,... Read More »

Medical Device Sector Picks Up in Q3:16

In the first eight months of 2016, 80 transactions were announced in the Medical Device sector, making it unlikely this year’s deal volume would surpass last year’s total of 114 deals. As the third quarter wraps up, the sector’s deal volume has reached 90 deals: 31 in Q1, 27 in Q2, and 32 as of September 27th in Q3. If that deal making pace continues through Q4, at 2016’s average rate of 30 deals a quarter, we’ll see a 5% increase in deal volume since last year. September’s medical device deals include interventional device maker Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), which acquired EndoChoice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GI), maker of endoscopic imaging systems, devices and infection control... Read More »