MEDICAL

ART medicine – high European service or child with guarantee?

ART medicine – high European service or child with guarantee?

Published 16/01/2017

French medicine is considered to be one of the best ones in the world. For many years it takes the 3rd – 4th position after [more…]

U.S. posts rules for addressing cyber bugs in medical devices

U.S. posts rules for addressing cyber bugs in medical devices

Published 27/12/2016

The U.S. government on Tuesday issued rules for addressing cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, providing manufacturers with guidelines for fixing security bugs in equipment, including pacemakers, insulin pumps and imaging systems.

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St. Jude warns of heart-device battery issue linked to two deaths

St. Jude warns of heart-device battery issue linked to two deaths

Published 11/10/2016

St. Jude Medical Inc warned on Tuesday that some of its implanted heart devices are at risk of premature battery depletion, a condition it said has been linked to two patient deaths and could require the replacement of some devices.

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St. Jude says report by short sellers ‘false and misleading’

St. Jude says report by short sellers ‘false and misleading’

Published 26/08/2016

The ticker and trading information for St. Jude Medical is displayed where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc (STJ.N) said on Friday a report by short-selling firm Muddy Waters and a cyber-security researcher alleging its heart devices were riddled with bugs was "false and misleading."

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Whiplashed investors stay skittish about St. Jude

Whiplashed investors stay skittish about St. Jude

Published 26/08/2016

One day after a short seller claimed that St. Jude Medical Inc's (STJ.N) heart implants are vulnerable to deadly cyber attacks, investors appear most concerned about whether the accusation will derail St. Jude's $24 billion planned deal for Abbott Labs (ABT.N) to buy it.St. Jude's stock at one point fell around 3 percent on Friday, though it ended the day slightly up, following a drop of around 5 percent on Thursday after Muddy Waters Capital leveled the accusation against St. Jude. The stock continues to trade well below its price on Wednesday of around $82 per share.

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Canon closes in on Toshiba’s medical unit after fierce bidding

Canon closes in on Toshiba’s medical unit after fierce bidding

Published 09/03/2016

TOKYO Toshiba Corp (6502.T) has granted Canon Inc (7751.T) exclusive negotiating rights for its medical equipment unit after a hotly contested auction, with a report [more…]

Toshiba board to discuss sale of medical equipment unit Wednesday

Toshiba board to discuss sale of medical equipment unit Wednesday

Published 09/03/2016

TOKYO Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said its board of directors would hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the planned sale of its medical equipment unit [more…]

Canon front-runner with $6 billion bid for Toshiba Medical: Nikkei

Canon front-runner with $6 billion bid for Toshiba Medical: Nikkei

Published 09/03/2016

TOKYO Canon Inc is front-runner to buy the healthcare business of Toshiba Corp with a bid of over 700 billion yen ($6.2 billion), Japan's Nikkei [more…]