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A.T. Kearney report spells good acquisition prospects for consumer-centric medical device startups

A.T. Kearney report spells good acquisition prospects for consumer-centric medical device startups

A.T. Kearney report spells good acquisition prospects for consumer-centric medical device startups which innovate while defending margins. …

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A.T. Kearney report spells good acquisition prospects for consumer-centric medical device startups

A.T. Kearney report spells good acquisition prospects for consumer-centric medical device startups which innovate while defending margins.  My take: 1) Large companies don’t innovate well and the price of innovation is steep – it’s cheaper for them to acquire innovators. 2) But, everyone in medical devices is suffering margin compression because of payor centralization and the need…

A.T. Kearney report spells good acquisition prospects for consumer-centric medical device startups

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A.T. Kearney report spells good acquisition prospects for consumer-centric medical device startups

A.T. Kearney report spells good acquisition prospects for consumer-centric medical device startups

A.T. Kearney report spells good acquisition prospects for consumer-centric medical device startups which innovate while defending margins.  My take: 1) Large companies don’t innovate well and the price of innovation is steep – it’s cheaper for them to acquire innovators. 2) But,…

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