For the third time in the past four weeks, stocks within the medtech industry climbed to never-before-seen heights as 2021 reared its head.
Previous highs have largely been a result of the FDA granting Moderna emergency use authorization for its vaccine candidate and its subsequent rollout to the U.S., joining the one made by Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech (NSDQ:BNTX), which began to be administered last month.
With the industry plugging along, MassDevice’s MedTech 100 Index — which includes stocks of the world’s largest medical device companies — finished last week at 104.67 (Jan. 1), marking its highest-ever total and a 1% uptick from the 103.63 points registered at the end of the week prior (Dec. 25, 2020).
A slight downturn came after the index hit a new high (100.75) on Dec. 4, 2020, beating the mark of 100.65 set on Nov. 9 and setting a new all-time high since the index started being recorded on Jan. 1, 2001. However, stocks have continued to rise …