Design firm Delve makes first acquisition under new owner

Delve developed a prototype of the SC360 proton-beam therapy system for ProNova. [Photo courtesy of Delve]

Delve announced its acquisition of Boston-based digital innovation and design firm Altr this week.

Madison, Wisconsin–based Delve said Altr is its first acquisition under the ownership of private equity firm Trinity Hunt Partners, which purchased Delve in May 2021 and merged it with product design consultancy firm Bresslergroup.

“Almost two years ago to the day, we announced our intention to build a company that could be considered the world’s best end-to-end product innovation firm,” Delve President Andrew Weiman said in a news release yesterday. “With Altr, we take another giant step forward. Much more to come.”

The deal comes as medical device developers are increasingly integrating digital offerings into their devices. Delve said the Altr deal “strength…

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How device manufacturers are mitigating high-risk exposure to hospital budgets

Surgical robotics systems are among the most expensive hospital purchases. [Photo via Adobe Stock]

Medical device manufacturers face volatile equipment orders from hospitals in the next couple of years, with some more exposed to capital budget risk than others.

A new report from Moody’s Investors Service identified eight medtech companies with exposure to changes in hospital capital budgets and examined how well they mitigated that risk with recurring or noncapital sales.

This balance is an important consideration for medtech developers of all sizes as hospitals continue to face staffing and budget challenges with no relief in sight. The report also highlights the importance of innovation in overcoming macroeconomic challenges.

“With a potential recession and inflationary pressures driving up hospitals’ cost of labor, utilities and other expenses, medical device original equipmen…

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