Medtronic to Acquire Companion Medical; Thoughts on What It Could Mean for Insulin Delivery

Medtronic announced plans to acquire privately-held Companion Medical and its InPen connected insulin pen platform. According to the press release, the acquisition is expected to close within the next 1-2 months, and terms were undisclosed. Below, FENIX provides thoughts on the Companion Medical acquisition, Medtronic’s first under new President Sean Salmon, and additional insight into possible strategy changes that could affect other insulin delivery stakeholders (e.g. Novo Nordisk, Lilly, Sanofi, Dexcom, Tandem, Insulet, Beta Bionics, and especially Bigfoot+Abbott).

About The Author

Matthew Maryniak

President of Fenix Group International

Matthew has been a thought leader in the high-growth therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine since 2006, making regular attendance at large and small CV/met scientific meetings and an architect of novel methods for assessing market opportunities. He has over a decade of experience in leading CV/met consulting engagements, is a published author in PM360 and Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and has been quoted in The Pink Sheet on anti-thrombotics.

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