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Division of EMD Millipore/Guava Technologies Inc.

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Medical Device and In Vitro Diagnostics/Research Deal Statistics Quarterly, Q1 2009

Highlights from the Q1 2009 review of medical device and in vitro diagnostics/research dealmaking. Device financing activity remained down bringing in only $522 million--the majority invested through VCs, mostly via late-stage venture rounds--not much change from the previous quarter, but a significant drop from Q1 2008, which saw $920 million. Device M&A brought in $4.4 billion, double the previous quarter, but most of Q1's money came from Abbott's $2.86 billion purchase of Advanced Medical Optics. Four other transactions topped the $200 million mark, including three deals by device giant Medtronic, which grabbed cardio companies CoreValve, Ventor Technologies, and Ablation Frontiers. There was also a decline in in vitro diagnostics and research fund-raising with 2009's opening quarter only seeing about half the dollars of Q4 2008.
Medical Device

Beyond Vanilla VC: Tough Times Demand Clever Measures

A panel at Windhover's recent START-UP Forum made plain that venture capital is not an area--for all its interest in investing in innovation--which takes easily to innovation in its own business model. Panelists discussed some unusual approaches to financing and dealmaking--such as PIPEs (private investments in public equity) and the unique difficulties they bring. Investors are forming syndicates and becoming increasingly cautious; attaching strings to money in ways not deemed necessary before. In difficult and uncertain times like these, it's clear that investors need patience and fortitude, perhaps more than creativity.
BioPharmaceutical Medical Device

Safe Blood At Any Cost?

With AIDS and HCV under control, companies large and small are looking to protect the blood supply from a range of known and as yet unknown pathogens, which pose potential threats. Near-term attention is focusing on emerging pathogen inactivation technologies, which are moving closer to the clinic, even as questions linger about their cost effectiveness and toxicity.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Drug Discovery Tools
      • Genomics-Proteomics
  • Medical Devices
    • Monitoring Equipment & Devices
  • Research, Analytical Equipment & Supplies
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Non-Specific
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • EMD Millipore
  • Merck KGaA
  • Senior Management
  • David A King, PhD, VP, R&D & Operations
    Paul Wheeler, PhD, VP, Sales & Mktg.
  • Contact Info
  • Guava Technologies Inc.
    Phone: (510) 576-1400
    25801 Industrial Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94545-2991