Veranex and Medidee Services | September 21, 2022
Veranex, the only truly comprehensive, global, tech-enabled service provider dedicated to the medical technology industry, announced that it has acquired Medidee, a top MedTech consultancy company headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. As a trusted European regulatory and quality service consultancy joining Veranex, Medidee expands and strengthens regulatory affairs, clinical development, and quality assurance services and capabilities for MedTech companies across Europe and the world. This improved ability to navigate the European Union’s Medical Device and In Vitro Diagnostic Device Regulations challenges supports truly full-service MedTech product development and commercialization.
“Our acquisition of Medidee significantly expands our European footprint while also materially expanding the scale and scope of the clinical studies we can manage. The combined organization offers offices and expertise across Europe, the U.S., and Asia, augmenting our ability to help MedTech innovators achieve FDA and CE Mark approvals and uninterrupted market access for new as well as proven medical technologies that advance patient care.”
Veranex CEO David Dockhorn
With Medidee’s 11 locations across Europe, India, and Asia-Pacific, and Veranex’s 13 locations across the U.S., Europe, and China, the company now has unprecedented reach to serve clients with a full spectrum of integrated concept-to-commercialization services — design, engineering, regulatory, quality, preclinical research, clinical development, clinical operations, commercial strategy, and market access services — all under one umbrella. Medidee is one of the Top 3 medical device consultancy service providers in Europe uniquely positioned as a leader in future key areas such as digital health, machine learning, and cybersecurity. The company also brings expertise in clinical research exclusively focused on medical devices and in vitro diagnostics.
“Medidee has a proven track record serving regulatory, clinical, and quality needs for companies of all sizes, with consulting expertise and clinical trial support in increasingly diverse therapeutic areas and technology categories across multiple geographies,” shared Medidee co-founders Kim Rochat, Philippe Etter, and Michael Maier. “With these services, coupled with the global infrastructure of Veranex, we expand expertise and resources for the benefit of our clients as well as for all EU innovative manufacturers wishing to access rapidly and efficiently the U.S. market and beyond. We look forward to providing these additional strengths and capabilities,” added the co-founders who take on new roles in the combined organization.
Veranex is the only truly comprehensive, global, tech-enabled service provider dedicated to the medical technology industry. Offering expert guidance from concept to commercialization and across the development continuum, Veranex enables accelerated speed to market, controlled development costs, development risk mitigation, and accelerated market viability assessment. At every stage, Veranex customers realize efficiencies in cost and time, while its comprehensive solutions unify and streamline the entire development process. Veranex is backed by Summit Partners, Accelmed, and Lauxera Capital Partners.
About Medidee Services
With sites in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, USA, and APAC, Medidee is a global services supplier serving companies ranging from academic startups to majors.
Medidee was established by three partners, all experts in the field of medical devices. With 50 experts in all fields necessary to ensure compliance with the most stringent requirements, Medidee provides the necessary competencies to ensure and demonstrate compliance with all key medical device regulations. Medidee expends regularly to provide the best resources and competencies and supports more than 350 manufactures all over the world.
Henry Schein, Inc. | August 30, 2022
Henry Schein, Inc. the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, announced the acquisition of Midway Dental Supply, a full-service dental distributor serving dental offices and dental laboratories across the Midwestern United States.
Henry Schein acquired 100% of Midway Dental, which was founded in 1987 by the late Roger Abigt, and is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan. This transaction is expected to be modestly dilutive to Henry Schein’s earnings per share in fiscal year 2022 and increasingly accretive thereafter. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Midway Dental’s sales from 2021 were approximately $110 million, including nearly $20 million in sales of personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 related products. Midway Dental offers a comprehensive portfolio of dental consumable merchandise, equipment, services, and education products to nearly 7,000 customers, which will be immediately consolidated into Henry Schein’s U.S. Dental business. The integration of Midway Dental’s sales and service team with Henry Schein’s network of trusted advisors will further advance the Company’s efforts to deliver customized solutions and technology-driven products and services to help our dental customers meet the needs of patients.
“Over the past 35 years, Midway Dental has earned an excellent reputation within the industry, grounded by a strong commitment to customer service and industry leadership that is aligned with Henry Schein’s values-based culture and high-touch, full-service business model,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “Midway Dental’s vision to establish a nationwide footprint aligns with Henry Schein’s commitment to provide the products and services customers can rely on to work more efficiently and deliver high-quality patient care more effectively.”
Led by CEO Steven Kizy, Midway Dental has approximately 200 employees, including 55 sales representatives and 50 service technicians. Mr. Kizy will join Henry Schein as Vice President, Strategic Development-U.S. Dental.
“As part of Henry Schein, Midway Dental will have access to new capabilities, including an expanded portfolio of solutions to serve our customers even better while offering our staff exciting new career possibilities. More specifically, Midway Dental’s customers will benefit from the vast array of Henry Schein branded products as well as the latest digital technologies that are modernizing dental practices. We are delighted to be joining forces with the world’s leading provider of dental products and services.”
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.
Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 32 countries and territories. The Company's sales reached $12.4 billion in 2021, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12.5 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.
athenahealth, Inc. | August 03, 2022
athenahealth, a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and healthcare organizations nationwide, and health technology pioneer, DrFirst, today announced they are partnering to help improve medication adherence and patient outcomes. athenahealth’s large user base will now be able to send patient medication notifications powered by DrFirst’s RxInform to reduce prescription abandonment and help patients adhere to their recommended medication therapies.
Patients abandon 20% to 30% of new prescriptions, whether due to high out-of-pocket costs, concerns about side effects, procrastination, or other factors. This lack of medication adherence can lead to increased total cost of patient care and undesirable health outcomes, such as disease progression, hospitalization, or even death.
Now, the athenahealth electronic health record system that helps providers maximize clinical productivity and focus on delivering high-quality care to patients connects with RxInform, which automatically triggers a secure message to a patient’s mobile device when a clinician sends a prescription order to a pharmacy. From the message, patients may receive cost savings opportunities as available for a prescribed therapy and can view detailed information regarding their prescriptions, with a focus on behavioral and educational issues that have been proven to reduce prescription abandonment. The experience is seamless for the prescriber and helps them ensure the best outcomes for their patients.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to drive better results for our customers and their patients – especially as the industry shifts more toward value-based care. Every provider wants to minimize prescription abandonment rates because non-adherence to medication regimens negatively affects desired clinical outcomes. By adding RxInform to the latest release of athenaOne, we are immediately giving all our providers an automated function within their established prescribing workflows to support better patient outcomes.”
Paul Brient, chief product officer for athenahealth
Since 2017, RxInform has received more than three million patient ratings, with 92% overall positive scores. These results indicate that patients welcome these messages, presenting new opportunities for providers to nurture patient relationships and build loyalty outside of the exam room.
“Primary care providers and specialists who care for high-risk patients need tools to help people take their medications as prescribed,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “We’re pleased to partner with athenahealth to give its network of approximately 145,000 providers access to the RxInform platform so they can help patients overcome the common hurdles that lead them to abandon their medications at the pharmacy.”
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth creates innovative healthcare technology that connects clinicians, patients, payers, and partners in differentiated ways. Our electronic health records, revenue cycle management, and patient engagement tools allow anytime, anywhere access, driving better financial outcomes for our customers and enabling our provider customers to deliver better quality care. In everything we do, we’re inspired by our vision to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.
Since 2000, DrFirst has pioneered healthcare technology solutions and consulting services that securely connect people at touchpoints of care to improve patient outcomes. We create unconventional solutions that solve care collaboration, medication management, price transparency, and adherence challenges faced in healthcare. We unite the Healthiverse—the interconnected healthcare universe—by providing our clients with real-time access to the information they need, exactly when and how they need it, so patients get the best care possible. DrFirst solutions are used by nearly 325,000 healthcare professionals, including 220,000 prescribers, 70,000 pharmacies, 290 HIS/EHRs, and 1,500 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.