Q1 2019: Global Trends in Medtech Transactions

Each quarter, Locust Walk deal team members compile key statistics and trends on strategic transactions and financings. Our Q1 2019 Report: Global Trends in Medtech Transactions applies the latest data to analyze current activities in the life sciences deal...

Let’s get digital, digital… 

Often entrepreneurs are describing their new company as a digital health start up, but what exactly is digital health?  Some incorrectly think it is anything medical with a website or connected to an iPad.  In his book, The Fourth Wave, Paul Sonnier describes it as...

We’re All Heart: Best in Show at TCT

It is that time of year again when the interventional cardiology and vascular communities reflect on the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting which took place in Denver and finished late last week.  We take pause to remember that TCT is one...

Navigating the MedTech Fundraising Environment

For many years, the fundraising environment for MedTech companies has been exceedingly difficult. Venture firms that were historically active in MedTech shifted their investment allocations to other areas of life sciences and capital became constrained. New entrants...

What is the regulatory STATE of stem cells?

Stem cells seem to be everywhere.  We are constantly hearing discussions about the use of stem cells, regulatory issues for stem cells and the role for regenerative medicine.  The conversations bridge multiple therapeutic areas including orthopedics, cosmetics,...