5 device/diagnostic companies to watch

Medical device companies and their innovative technologies were on display at the recent AdvaMed conference in Washington, DC. Whether it's to treat concussions or help people walk who previously could not, the industry is hard at work on developing game-changing technologies that could make a difference in millions of lives.

Unfortunately, start-ups face tough venture capital challenges, particularly in the early stages of development, but some firms have been able to capitalize on the funds they have and develop a number of intriguing devices and diagnostics.

The following list isn't a ranking, but a brief look at some of the innovative technologies emerging from the medical device and diagnostic arena today. Report 

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Medtronic has moved to acquire Avenu Medical, developers of a minimally invasive method of building the blood vessel access ports.

The agency also gave the company’s diagnostic, run on the high-throughput Panther Fusion laboratory platform, a green light for pooled testing.

Smith & Nephew has signed up to acquire Integra LifeSciences’ orthopedics business focused on the growing upper and lower extremity markets.