Med-tech trends: Styker, Medtronic, Covidien, St. Jude, Boston Scientific the most talked about device makers in April

Share this story with your network 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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *