The US life sciences sector saw a flurry of merger and acquisition activity at the end of 2013, and it may continue into early 2014, according to an analysis from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Overall, 2013 saw a contraction of 13 percent in medtech sector M&A, with a total of 41 deals, but a surge of 15 deals worth a collective $4.77 billion in the fourth quarter "may signal a healthy turn for the industry," MassDevice reports.

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