Chris Newmarker

St. Jude, Activist Investor Lock Horns Over Cybersecurity Report

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on August 26, 2016
Stock trading was halted Friday as St. Jude issued a longer rebuttal to Muddy Waters Capital’s claims that St. Jude implantable cardio devices have major cybersecurity problems.Chris Newmarker St. Jude Medical on Friday accused activist investor firm Muddy Waters Capital and cybersecurit... Continue

Alere Sues to Complete Abbott Merger

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on August 26, 2016
The lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court comes at the same time Alere has more bad news: a Class I designation from FDA for a recall involving a quarter of a million handheld blood clot monitoring devices. Chris NewmarkerAlere said Friday that it is suing Abbott in Delaware Chancery Court in... Continue

No. 83: Edwards Lifesciences

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on August 25, 2016
    No. 83 Edwards Lifesciences Innovation Premium: 41.3%Edwards Lifesciences continues to make great strides in the lucrative transcatheter aortic valve market. Just this month, Edwards's Sapien 3 valve became the first TAVR valve to receive an expanded FDA indica... Continue

No. 80: CR Bard

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on August 25, 2016
    No. 80 CR BardInnovation Premium: 42%After years of development and clinical research, sales of CR Bard's Lutonix drug coated balloon exceeded the company's expectations during its first full year of U.S. sales in 2015, according to the company's most recent annual report. With al... Continue

No. 70: Smith & Nephew

Posted by Chris Newmarker on August 25, 2016
    No. 70 Smith & NephewInnovation Premium: 43.2%Smith & Nephew in recent years has made major investments in R&D, spending $222 million in 2015 alone. Innovations at the British medtech giant include not only products but new business models, such as the Syncera sys... Continue

No. 67: Intuitive Surgical

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on August 25, 2016
    No. 67 Intuitive SurgicalInnovation Premium: 43.9%Surgical robots and sensors remain a hot medtech area, as evidenced in the premium investors appear to place in one of the leading companies in the area, Intuitive Surgical. The company’s da Vinci robots enable surgeons to perfor... Continue

No. 62: Essilor International

Posted by Chris Newmarker on August 25, 2016
    No. 62 Essilor InternationalInnovation Premium: 45.2%The French maker of ophthalmic devices is the largest maker of lenses in the world. It spends 200 million euros (equivalent to $226 million) on innovation annually, and Essilor is also a robust acquirer of other companies.Recent... Continue

No. 22: Coloplast

Posted by Chris Newmarker on August 25, 2016
    No. 22 ColoplastInnovation Premium: 57.5%The Danish medical device company boasts that an increasing number of people around the world who have a stoma, an artificial opening surgically created to relieve waste from the body, are using Coloplast’s stoma bags and accessories. "Ou... Continue

The Most Innovative Medical Device Companies

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on August 25, 2016
    Finds out the six medical device companies making it onto Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies. And let us know which medical device companies you think are the most innovative. Chris NewmarkerHalf a dozen medical device companies made it onto Forbes’ la... Continue

St. Jude Medical Could Have a Major Cybersecurity Problem

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on August 25, 2016
Activist investment firm Muddy Waters Capital says cybersecurity vulnerabilities in implantable St. Jude Medical cardio devices are "orders of magnitude more worrying."Chris NewmarkerSt. Jude Medical's stock was down nearly 5% Thursday after an activist investor firm announced it was shorting S... Continue