Hubbub Over Device Tax Repeal Is "Happy Talk"

January 14, 2015 1:11 AM

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The medical device tax is being collected over the past two years, but with solid Republican control in Congress, talks of a repeal has heated up.

"I think it’s a lot of happy talk," said Brent Ahrens, seasoned life sciences VC with Canaan Partners, in an interview at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, Tuesday. "And at the end of the day, our companies have said, 'It is what it is. It’s a change in the ecosystem, it’s the cos...

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