MedTech 100 roundup: Industry continues climb

One week after hitting an all-time best mark, the medtech industry has done it again, reaching new heights on Wall Street.

MassDevice‘s MedTech 100 Index — which includes stocks of the world’s largest medical device companies — continued its rise, finishing the week (July 9) at 114.79 points, a rise of 0.2% from the 114.59-point mark registered a week prior on July 2.

The new high comes in was just 0.21 points ahead of the 114.58-point mark set in April — the industry’s all-time best performance before last week beat it by one point.

Medtech’s performance continues to reflect an overall rebound from the struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, too. The industry has registered a 24.3% rise from the pre-pandemic high of 92.32 (set on Feb. 19, 2020), plus an 84.6% increase from the mid-pandemic low of 62.13 (March 23, 2020).

The positive movement in medtech aligns with an uptick in the overall markets this past week, as the S&P 500 Index ri…

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Hyperfine, Liminal to go public in $580M SPAC deal

Hyperfine and Liminal Sciences today said they will go public by merging with a SPAC called HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp.

The merger is valued at approximately $580 million upon closing and is expected to have a combined entity of $375 million in cash. The combined company’s estimated cash balance will be $207 million from the SPAC trust fund, $126 million from PIPE investors and $66 million from the balance sheets of Hyperfine and Liminal and less than $24 million in transaction expenses.

Through the deal, HealthCor Catalio will be renamed as Hyperfine and will be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol HYPR.

“The combination of Hyperfine, Liminal and HealthCor Catalio presents an inspiring opportunity to transform the global MR imaging and brain-sensing paradigm,” Hyperfine president and CEO Dave Scott said in a news release. “This business combination will empower Hyperfine with the expanded resources, financing, and ex…

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