These 10 medtech companies’ stocks performed best in 2021

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Following a year like no other in 2020, 2021 was when many looked to rebound — including the medtech industry.

A number of medtech companies followed up a challenging, pandemic-enveloped year with impressive performances. Plenty of them had already proven in 2020 that they were capable of a quick bounce-back.

Here are 10 medtech companies that saw their stocks soar even higher in 2021:

(This list includes members of the MassDevice MedTech 100 Index of the world’s largest medical device companies. Performance is measured in stock price change from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.)

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These medtech companies care a lot about research

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They’re making glaucoma-treating stents, tumor-treating fields, coin-sized CGMs and more. Discover the medtech companies that spend the most on research as a percentage of revenue.

The list comes from our annual Big 100 report, which examines the world’s 100 largest medical device companies and ranks them by revenue. (Check out our full Big 100 report here.) 

Medtech companies that have spent the most on R&D as a percentage of revenue have had much to boast about:

Glaukos’s iStent inject is an eye implant designed for cataract surgery to reduce intraocular pressure in adults with mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma. It was a Prix Galien USA Awards nominee last year.

Novocure announced in September 2021 that the FDA had granted breakthrough designation for its NovoTTF-200T liver cancer treatment system. NovoTTF-200T system is a tumor treating field…

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