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Medical Device Maker Boston Scientific to Buy Axonics for $3.7 Billion

Medical device maker Boston Scientific (BSX.N), said on Monday it had agreed to buy Axonics Inc (AXNX.O), for $3.7 billion, gaining access to devices used to improve bladder function.  The deal marks Boston Scientific’s entry into sacral neuromodulation, a minimally invasive procedure used in the treatment of overactive bladder and fecal incontinence, and is the latest in efforts to scale up its urology business. Read more.
Source: Reuters, January 8, 2024
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Caldera Medical Acquires Atlantic Therapeutics to Expand Portfolio in Women’s Health

Caldera Medical, a women’s health medical device company that develops and markets best-in-class products for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Polyps and Fibroids, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Atlantic Therapeutics, an Ireland based provider of non-invasive pelvic floor strengthening and nerve stimulating solutions for women. The acquisition bolsters Caldera Medical’s expanding portfolio, furthering its mission to improve the quality of life for women! Read more.

Source: Business Wire, September 6, 2023

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Santex SPA Announces Acquisition of U.S. E-commerce Retailer Parentgiving, Inc.

Santex SPA, a global leader in premier incontinence products and surgical dressing and orthopedic products, announced the acquisition of Parentgiving, Inc., the country’s premier retailer of caregiving products for the aging. The agreement was finalized in June 2020, and the companies have spent the past year integrating operations and developing an expanded portfolio of Parentgiving’s signature Dry Direct incontinence products for expansion in the United States. Read more.

Source: PR Newswire, June 22, 2021

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Axonics® Expands into Stress Urinary Incontinence with the Acquisition of Bulkamid®

Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AXNX), a medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing novel implantable sacral neuromodulation (SNM) devices for the treatment of urinary and bowel dysfunction, today announced that it has acquired privately-held Contura Ltd. and its flagship product, Bulkamid, a best-in-class urethral bulking agent for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Read more.

Source: Business Wire, February 25, 2021

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Essity Acquires Smart Ultrasound Technology for Incontinence Care

Hygiene and health company Essity is strengthening its offering in incontinence products through the acquisition of the Dutch company Novioscan. The company develops a wearable ultrasound technology that monitors the bladder and enables continence control. The purchase price is approximately SEK 70m (EUR 6.5m) on a debt-free basis.  The SENS-U innovation is a wearable ultrasound sensor that measures the level in the bladder. It sends a discrete notification that allows the user to empty their bladder in time. A version of SENS-U for children is already available in the market and an adult version is under development. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, April 1, 2020