With medtech financing on a recent uptick, I wanted to suggest (if not assert) that this increased investment may possibly reflect greater confidence in the market, and its prospects, than was the case in 2009 and 2010.
Below is the month-by-month illustration of medical technology investment (see link for the data) from 2009 through year-to-date 2011. The faint lines for 2009, 2010 and 2011 illustrate the month-by-month data on medtech investment, while the solid, straight lines reflect the linear trended data for each of those years. Of course, the higher average investment (elevated line) and its upward trend may well be shifted down in the latter half of 2011.
Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC.