Independent agency Connelly Partners (CP) announced Sept. 13 the launch of Connelly Partners Health (CP Health), a new dedicated health practice as part of the agency’s integrated offering.

Life sciences mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity totaled $159 billion in 2020, down from $306 billion in 2019, reaching one of the lowest levels since 2014, according to the 2021 EY M&A Firepower report

Ophthalmic medical technology and pharmaceutical company Glaukos Corp. will acquire hybrid ophthalmic pharma and medical tech company Avedro Inc. in an all-stock transaction.

Israel’s Pitango Venture Capital is launching a fund that will reach $150 million to invest in health technology.

HCB Health, one of the leading independent healthcare communications agencies in the United States, announced the creation of three internal business units to best serve an increasingly diverse set of clients and to help manage the firm’s rapid growth.