Urgo’s M&A of SteadMed: Here’s What You Need to Know

There has just been another significant wound care acquisition. French MNC Urgo Medical just announced the M&A of Texas-based SteadMed Medical. The resulting entity will be known as Urgo Medical North America. If you’re an advanced wound care stakeholder inside North America, you may be wondering, “Who is Urgo Medical?” If you’re an advanced wound … Read More

Were You Caught off Guard by the Healogics iSupply Announcement This Week?

What happened? The latest wound care development is the new Healogics iSupply program, announced this week.  Highlights of the initiative include: Special pricing on many/most categories of wound care and related regenerative medicine products. Leverage of outcomes and utilization management data. Quarterly product/supply reporting initiatives. Potential for future evolution based on the Healogics database and … Read More

Why Mölnlycke’s Acquisition of SastoMed Is a Big Deal

What happened? Today (2018.07.02), Mölnlycke Health Care announced its acquisition of SastoMed GmbH. Mölnlycke is of course known in the industry as a top global wound care (also wound prevention and surgical) product brand, particularly in Europe and the United States. SastoMed, a much smaller German firm, was a subsidiary of SanderStrothmann GmbH, a company which assesses, formulates, … Read More

What the Recent Healogics Developments Can Teach Us About the Future of Wound Care

The situation Last week (15 Nov 2017), David Bassin (Healogics’ former CFO), was appointed as the company’s new CEO. As the world’s biggest wound management firm and provider of wound services, Healogics has both a massive network and a huge volume of wound care and outcomes data. Understandably, healthcare executives, analysts, and investors watching this space have … Read More

The Case for Emerging Market Wound Care

Demographic and economic trends, combined with the sheer magnitude of the unmet needs in the emerging markets represents the largest untapped opportunity for advanced wound care products and services globally. Introduction As the business of advanced wound care in North America and Western Europe has boomed for the past two decades, most major wound care … Read More

Assessing and Selecting Wound Care Distributors in the Emerging and Frontier Markets

The following is an excerpt from the original article, published in MedTech Intelligence on 3 Apr 2017:   The attractive opportunities for medtech product firms to drive growth in the emerging and frontier markets are well-known: Rising disposable incomes and an expanding middle class, aging populations, and chronic disease prevalence (diabetes, cancer, obesity, hypertension, etc.), … Read More