MedTech 100 roundup: Return to normal after last week’s spike

After rising more than 31 points to heights never before reached, the medtech industry returned to normal this past week.

MassDevice‘s MedTech 100 Index — which includes stocks of the world’s largest medical device companies — finished last week (July 23) at 115.54 points, a total that, had it not been for last week, would be the index’s all-time high.

However, the index finished the previous week (July 16) at 145.88 points, a remarkable 27.1% rise week-over-week, registering by far the greatest increase the index has seen since its inception — and perhaps an anomaly. Although the index slid by -20.8%, it remains in a stronger position than ever before, last week notwithstanding.

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 25.2% increase from the pre-pandemic high of 92.32 (set on Feb. 19, 2020). It remains well ahead of the mid-pandemic low…

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