Medical Device Industry News

U.S. Patent Office denies Medtronic request in Endotach stent case

October 22, 2014 by Val Kennedy

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office denies Medtronic's request for inter partes review of a disputed patent in its ongoing case against Endotach.

U.S. Patent Office denies Medtronic request in Endotach stent case

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 by MassDevice

Plus 3

Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com'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.

 

EQT frontrunner for Siemens hearing-aids business: sources

October 22, 2014 by MassDevice

Siemens is in advanced talks to sell its hearing-aids business to private equity shop EQT, unnamed sources tell Reuters.

EQT frontrunner for Siemens hearing-aids business: sources

Sorin drops $20m on stake in Respicardia

October 22, 2014 by Alexander Soule

Sorin Group drops $20 million on a stake in Minnetonka, Minn.-based Respicardia, which is developing implantable devices to treat central sleep apnea.

Sorin drops $20m on stake in Respicardia

Sorin Group (BIT:SRN) said it invested $20 million in a minority stake and controlling option in Minnetonka, Minn.-based Respicardia, which is developing implantable devices to treat central sleep apnea.

Jury deliberations begin in first trial over DePuy's Pinnacle hips

October 22, 2014 by MassDevice

A jury begins deliberations in the 1st trial over DePuy Orthopaedics' Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant.

Jury deliberations begin in first trial over DePuy's Pinnacle hips

Abbott to go ahead with $5.3B Mylan deal, says 3rd-quarter sales match forecasts

October 22, 2014 by MassDevice

Abbott says it will go ahead with its plan to deal its generic pharmaceuticals line to Mylan for $5.3 billion and reports 3rd-quarter sales in line with expectations.

Abbott to go ahead with $5.3B Mylan deal, says 3rd-quarter sales match forecasts

U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

October 22, 2014 by MassDevice

The U.S. Homeland Security Dept. is investigating reports of cybersecurity flaws in medical devices including some made by Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Hospira.

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Homeland Security Dept. is investigating about 2 dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters.

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