Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Life Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bayer, Conceptus and Becton, Dickinson and Co.

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Chicago, IL – May 16, 2013 – Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses the U.S. Medical Technologies, including Life Technologies Corporation (LIFE), Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), Bayer (BAYRY), Conceptus Inc. (CPTS) and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX).

A synopsis of today’s Industry Outlook is presented below. The full article can be read at  

Link: http://www.zacks.com/commentary/27290/medtech-industry-stock-update-may-2013

As expected, MedTech mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are heating up in 2013. Finally, the much-hyped takeover battle for Life Technologies Corporation (LIFE) came to an end last month with Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) emerging as the clear winner.

For most of the last seven years, Thermo Fisher has supported its business momentum by acquiring several entities. Nevertheless, the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies is the biggest-ever deal for the company since its inception in 2006. The takeover will inevitably strengthen Thermo Fisher’s global foothold and commercial reach.

It's a Buyer’s Market

Medical device M&As are not stopping there. Wary of an uncertain economy, MedTech companies have resorted to the acquisition route to harness their strength and diversify offerings.

Last month, in a bid to strengthen its contraceptive portfolio, Bayer (BAYRY) inked a deal to buy contraceptive device-maker Conceptus Inc. (CPTS) for approximately $1.1 billion in cash. This impending acquisition will add the Essure permanent (non-surgical) birth control system to Bayer’s product portfolio. The transaction is expected to close by mid-2013.

In Mar 2013, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) acquired AustriA-based Cato Software Solutions, the manufacturer of “catoA? and chemocatoA?” software, a suite of comprehensive medication safety solutions for pharmacy intravenous medication preparation, physician therapy planning and nurse bedside documentation.

Also, low global penetration and demand outstripping supply provide a positive long-term thesis for investing in the blood processing and supply chain management industry.

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