Investment in medical technologies, May 2012

Total medical technology investment for May 2012 stands at $375 million, represented at the top by several big investments:

  • Mitralign, Inc., has raised $35 million in a Series D financing according to press reports
  • Neotract, Inc., has raised $32.4 million of a planned $40.32 million round of funding according to a regulatory filing
  • Kona Medical, Inc., has raised $30 million in a Series C funding according to the company
  • SentreHEART, Inc., has raised $26 million according to a regulatory filing
  • Flowonix Medical, Inc., has raised $25 million in funding according to the company
  • Zyga Technologies, Inc., has raised $25 million in a Series C funding according to press reports
  • Sonitus Medical, Inc., has raised $25 million in a Series D funding according to a regulatory filing

The complete list of financings we have compiled is shown at link.

Investment in new medical technologies in 2012 is off the pace set in the first five months of 2011.  Year-to-date medtech fundings in 2012 are at $1.71 billion through May, while the comparable figure for 2011 was $2.11 billion, reflecting a 19% drop to 2012.  

As illustrated in the historical, month-by-month fundings shown from 2009 to 2012 at link, investment in medical technology remains fairly volatile and it is expected to remain so.

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