Report Warns of Cyberattacks against Medtech

Medical device cybersecurity concerns were aroused when a baddie in the showHomeland hacked into the vice president’s pacemaker and initiated a fatal heart attack. Now, a report by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre warns of the real rise of similar “ransomware” attacks, although financial gain, not murder, would be the goal.


Baxter Inks $45M Hemodialysis Deal

Kidney drug developer Rockwell Medical ($RMTI) picked up a big co-sign from a leader in the space, signing a deal with Baxter International ($BAX) that will help pay the way for its late-stage iron-delivery treatment.


Welcome to Chicago AdvaMed 2014

If you have been following WhiteCityNews you know that this week is the 2014 AdvaMed Conference in Chicago. Posts this week will be few, but I will work to provide overviews of the programs I am attending. Check out the schedule of Illinois company presentations below.  I look forward to seeing you all in Chicago.  …


Zimmer Enhances Biologics Portfolio

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. announced that it has acquired the business of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based ETEX Holdings, Incorporated.  The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The acquisition enhances Zimmer’s Biologics portfolio of differentiated treatments through the addition of ETEX’s Beta-bsm™ (Injectable), CarriGen®, EquivaBone® (including DBM), and Gamma-bsm™ (Putty) bone void filler products.

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