While medtech’s performance still isn’t mirroring the beginning of 2021, the industry is showing signs of life with a small improvement last week.
The year’s strong start, during which MassDevice‘s MedTech 100 index notched an all-time best of 110.96 points (Feb. 15) came to an end later that month and carried over into March, with the index hitting its lowest recent point on March 8 (102.16), marking a fall at a level not seen since October.
Even after a slight rise earlier this month, the index struggled again two weeks ago with another small dip. However, after coming in at 104.05 on March 19, the index got a slight boost over the past week, finishing at 104.87 on March 26, representing a 0.8% rise.
Despite the up-and-down nature of the past couple of months, the index represents a much better situation for the industry compared to this time a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing. The index is up 13.6% from its pre-p…