Friday, June 7, 2013

Medtech trends: The most talked about device makers in May 2013

June 4, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani  Mass Device looks at the internet chatter surrounding the medical device industry with some of most searched-for companies of the last month. looked at some of the most talked-about medical device companies, based on trends in Google searches for the last 30 days.
During the last month the medtech titans were flush with news from conferences, court rooms and Wall Street.
Minnesota giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) hit new highs after issuing its Q4 2013 earnings report, unveiled updates from trials of its renal denervation and TAVI devices and sparred with rivals over patents and batteries.


Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) jumped into a prominent seat on the list with stories driven largely by the ongoing metal-on-metal hip lawsuits (and a failure to appeal a $8.3M verdict) as well as by some legal battles over copyrights and spine patents.
Covidien (NYSE:COV) slid to 3rd place in May with stolen merchandise and new financials ahead of a pharma spinout. Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) remained 4th with a dramatic overseas legal battle with OrbusNeich (which asked police to seize BoSci's stents) and a patent tussle with Medtronic that's headed for the Supreme Court.

 Johnson & Johnson

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