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Today's Issue of BioWorld MedTech

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Today's Headlines

Philips buying Oregon neuro EEG company Electrical Geodesics for €32.9M

Royal Philips is slated to purchase Eugene, Ore.-based start up Electrical Geodesics Inc. to add its noninvasive brain activity monitoring and interpretation technology. The deal is expected to complement Philips existing imaging technology and neurological informatics portfolio to better address disorders such as stroke, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and Parkinson's disease.

Shares of med-tech firms surge as investors warm to sector, driven by optimism

Like their biopharmaceutical colleagues, publicly listed medical technology companies have roared out of the gate this year as investors flood back into health care. Companies have benefited from record-breaking market highs being driven by a increased optimism that the U.S. economy is poised to enjoy better times ahead.

Device deals climb with a focus on cancer, cardiovascular markets

The number of medical device deals and their disclosed values appear to be rising, according to data from Cortellis Deals Intelligence (CDI). CDI reported 202 med-tech deals in 2014, compared with 237 deals in 2015 and 287 deals in 2016. The total value of deals was $22.85 million in 2014, $251.06 million in 2015 and $1.54 billion in 2016.

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