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Boston Children's Hospital faces cyber threats - Are the medical devices safe?

April 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

The hacker group Anonymous calls for internet activists to bombard Boston Children's Hospital with a flood of internet traffic to disrupt its online services, the same type of attack that has been known to knock out medical devices.

Officials at Boston Children's Hospital confirmed this week that they'd weathered some digital mayhem affecting the clinic's web services in the weeks following threats from the online hacker group Anonymous.

The hospital's website has faced some outages, but it's not clear that the disruptions are related to Anonymous and the group's public demands regarding a pediatric patient made a ward of the state, hospital officials said. The BCH website was intermittently in and out of service during the writing of this article. +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for Apr. 24, 2014

April 24, 2014 by MassDevice

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Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of's coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day's news to make sure you're up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.


The new face of ortho: Zimmer to take 2nd place with $13.4B Biomet buy

April 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

The orthopedics industry continues to consolidate with a string of mergers and acquisitions leading up to Zimmer's landscape-altering $13.35 billion acquisition of Biomet.

The new face of ortho: Zimmer takes 2nd place with $13.4B Biomet buy

Zimmer beats The Street, alters 2014 forecast on Biomet buy

April 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Wall Street rallies for Zimmer as the orthopedics giant posts top and bottom line gains and announces a mega-offer for Biomet.

Zimmer beats The Street, lowers forecast on Biomet buy

Vascular Solutions lowers 2014 forecast on higher legal fees

April 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A 32% increase in profits wasn't enough to keep Wall Street happy after Vascular Solutions missed analysts' expectations for the quarter and lowered its full-year earnings forecast.

Vascular Solutions dips again on missed Q1 earnings

Vascular Solutions (NSDQ:VASC) wasn't making friends on Wall Street this week after the company missed expectations for Q1 and lowered its forecast for the rest of the year.

Ortho shakeup: Zimmer to acquire Biomet in deal worth $13.35 billion

April 24, 2014 by Brian Johnson

Warsaw, Ind.-based orthopedic heavyweights Zimmer and Biomet agree to a merger valued at $13.35 billion.

Ortho shakeup: Zimmer to acquire Biomet in deal worth $13.35 billion

In a move that dramatically reshapes the orthopedic landscape, Zimmer (NYSE:ZMH) announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Biomet in a deal valued at $13.35 billion.

Spine: Baxano Surgical closes $10M private placement

April 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Baxano Surgical puts a ribbon on a private placement funding round after raising $10 million from unnamed investors.

Spine: Baxano Surgical closes $10M private placement
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