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Panasonic's bid to sell healthcare unit stake draws huge interest

A slew of potential bidders will likely bid for Panasonic's healthcare unit, boosting the Japanese consumer electronics giant's chances of raising as much as $1 billion to grow its med tech offerings.

Top 10 Big Pharma investments in China

The largest Big Pharma investments in China are about much more than just numbers; they tell the story of the fight over the biggest game in town. Each million-dollar headline marks the latest salvo in a struggle to take control of a market that could make or break Big Pharma players. Read the full report >>

Olympus, Sony ally on endoscope, med device development

Sony ($SNE) and Olympus ($OCPNY) will partner to develop and make new endoscopes and other medical devices, the companies disclosed today.

Report: Olympus close to securing Sony investment

Japan's Olympus ($OCPNY)--one of the world's biggest makers of endoscope equipment (as well as cameras)--appears close to inking a deal with Sony to gain a badly-needed capital infusion.

NEA debuts $2.6B venture fund, with device and Dx firms (partly) in mind

New Enterprise Associates has raised $2.6 billion, closing its 14th fund, one of the largest funds of its kind ever raised. NEA will zero in on medical device opportunities, plus biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies

Med device VC deals are rising but the dollar volume remains flat

The medical devices/equipment industry attracted $700 million in venture investment during the 2012 second-quarter for 84 deals, according to the new MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters.

Medtronic reportedly eyes stake in India's Trivitron Healthcare

Medtronic is negotiating with Trivitron Healthcare for a possible equity investment in the Indian medical technology company, the Business Standard reports.

Sorin devotes $8M to Cardiosolutions

For the second time in two weeks, Italy's Sorin Group has made a targeted effort to diversify its cardiac medical device offerings. Once again, its eyes are on a small U.S. company.

Report: Panasonic to become major Olympus shareholder with $635M investment

Electronics giant Panasonic wants to pour in between 30 billion yen ($380 million) and 50 billion yen ($635 million) into the company, according to Bloomberg and a Kyodo News story cited by Reuters.

Investor panic could spell tougher times for biotechs

The big message delivered from yesterday's stock market rout was simple: shun risk. Flee to safety. And that kind of investment recipe does not benefit an industry like biotechnology. For biotechs,