TriMas (NASDAQ: TRS) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of medical device components maker Omega Plastics. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Omega (Clinton Township, Michigan) expects to bring in $18 million in revenue in fiscal year 2021. Omega Plastics boasts core injection molding capabilities, an ISO Class 8 clean […]
ICU Medical (NASDAQ:ICUI) is a step closer to acquiring Smiths Medical after clearing a shareholders vote at Smiths’ British parent company, the Smiths Group. Almost all of the nearly 327 million Smiths Group shareholders voting on November 17 approved the $2.35 billion buy. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Tubing + Extrusion.
BD (NYSE: BDX) posted second-quarter results today that beat the consensus forecast on Wall Street, increasing its full-year guidance. The medtech giant, however, also acknowledged that it’s seeing the COVID-19 delta variant impact elective procedure volumes in some U.S. states. Get the full story on our sister site MassDevice.
The global pharmaceutical industry held up well during the pandemic, with 10 of the largest businesses only seeing a roughly –3% drop in revenue in 2020. Eight of the 10 even came out ahead. That’s one of the big takeaways from our sister publication Drug Discovery & Development’s inaugural Pharma 50, a compilation of data […]
BD (NYSE: BDX) announced today that it will spin off its Diabetes Care business as an independent, publicly traded company during the first half of 2022. The Diabetes Care business saw $1.1 billion in sales during BD’s fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2020, nearly half outside the U.S. The business manufactures roughly 8 billion injection […]
BrightInsight announced today that it’s raised $101 million in a Series C round led by VC firm General Catalyst. The money will go toward more hiring and further accelerating the work BrightInsight is conducting with customers to support their digital health product launches. The San Jose, Calif.–based company offers a turnkey digital health platform for […]
Dexcom (NASDAQ: DXCM) announced today that it has promoted Jereme Sylvain to become a new EVP and CFO at the continuous glucose monitoring company. Sylvain — who joined Dexcom in 2018 and was most recently SVP of finance and chief accounting officer — will report to COO Quentin Blackford. Previously, Blackford had been serving as […]
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: VRTX) announced today that FDA has granted fast track designation for its VX-880, an investigational human stem cell-derived islet cell therapy for type 1 diabetes. Vertex has begun a clinical trial for VX-880 (formerly known as STx-02) in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with severe hypoglycemia and impaired hypoglycemic awareness. “Ours […]
Baxter announced that its Baxter BioPharma Solutions business will make Moderna‘s COVID-19 vaccine at its fill/finish sterile manufacturing facilities in Bloomington, Ind. The plan — announced yesterday — is for Baxter to make 60–90 million doses of the Moderna vaccine in 2021. “We have seen a remarkable demonstration of scientific and health care expertise in […]
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is planning a fourth building at its Maple, Grove, Minn. campus to support expanded nitinol stent manufacturing. The Maple Grove Planning Commission is scheduled to review project plans tonight for the roughly 76,000 ft2 building. “This new building will allow for movement of some production currently taking place in existing buildings on that campus, […]