Med-tech trends: Styker, Medtronic, Covidien, St. Jude, Boston Scientific the most talked about device makers in April looks at the internet chatter surrounding the medical device industry with some of most searched-for companies of the last month.


Click to enlarge. looked at some of the most talked-about medical device companies, based on trends in U.S. Google searches for the last 30 days.

In the last 30 days, Stryker (NYSE:SYK) again claimed the top seat for most internet chatter, although the news well wasn’t nearly as full.

Med-tech titan Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) took a strong 2nd as the company spent part of the month tangled in St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) recall fiasco. Medtronic also issued a clutch of news regarding stents, neuromodulation, pumps and more.

Covidien (NYSE:COV) commanded a good bit of attention last month, riding high on a merger-spree and its latest earnings release. St. Jude came in 4th, with its unusual management of the fallout from its high-profile Riata defibrillator lead recall dominating the news for nearly a week straight.

Topping off the list this month, Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) made headlines with regulatory wins, heart device warnings and the spotlight on soon-to-be subsidiary Cameron Health’s lead-free implantable ICD.


Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Spine Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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