Corum's Dave Levine on Medical Device Tech M&A Trends

Date: 1 May 2019

There were 50 announced acquisitions of tech-enabled device companies in 2018. Notable areas included clinical trial management, device software optimization and IoT sensor technologies...

With the healthcare sector a common ransomware target, it is expected that healthcare-related cybersecurity M&A will increase in 2019 as leading security companies in the sector continue to move into healthcare with vertical solutions. Moreover, medical device and diagnostic companies need to consider their cybersecurity strategy and potentially acquire security companies themselves to gain an edge or even stay relevant. Relying on third parties to secure EHRs, medical devices or diagnostic equipment may no longer be sufficient.

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