Weekly Vitals: Medtronic Acquires China Kanghui, Politicians Warn about Hacking Dangers

Posted by Bob Michaels on October 3, 2012

Last week, medical device giant Medtronic announced that it is acquiring China Kanghui Holding. With this move, Medtronic hopes to establish a bigger and more direct local presence in China, one of the fastest-growing medical device markets with significant scale opportunities. Also in the news, Stryker reported that it has chosen Kevin A. Lobo as president and CEO, while politicians continue to warn about the dangers associated with medical device hacking and the medical device tax.