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May 15, 2014
07:05 EDTBSX, BAYRYBoston Scientific agrees to acquire Interventional division of Bayer for $415M
Boston Scientific (BSX) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Interventional Division of Bayer AG (BAYRY) for $415M in cash, including fees for transitional services. The company expects to close the transaction in the second half of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to improve Boston Scientific's access to a number of attractive segments in the peripheral space, including the growing atherectomy and thrombectomy categories. In 2013, Bayer Interventional generated sales of approximately $120M. Upon completion of the transaction, Bayer Interventional will become part of the existing Boston Scientific Peripheral Interventions business. The agreement calls for an up-front payment of $415M. The company currently expects the transaction to be immaterial to adjusted earnings per share in 2014, accretive by approximately 1c in 2015 and increasingly accretive thereafter. On a GAAP earnings per share basis, the company expects the transaction to be slightly dilutive in 2014, immaterial in 2015, and less accretive than on an adjusted earnings per share basis thereafter as a result of acquisition-related net charges and amortization, which will be determined following the closing. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions, including relevant antitrust clearance, and is expected to occur in the second half of 2014.
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March 27, 2015
15:40 EDTBAYRYPanasonic Healthcare may bid for Bayer's blood glucose meter unit, Nikkei says
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March 26, 2015
11:13 EDTBAYRYBofA/Merrill European pharma analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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10:04 EDTBAYRYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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05:31 EDTBAYRYBayer downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
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March 25, 2015
07:17 EDTBAYRYSociety for Reproductive Investigation to hold scientific meeting
62nd Annual Scientific Meeting: SRI 2015 is being held in San Francisco on March 25-28.
March 24, 2015
16:06 EDTBSXBoston Scientific announces first commercial procedures with Watchman Device
This week, three patients in the U.S. received the first implants of the Boston Scientific Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure, or LAAC, Device. The WATCHMAN Device offers a novel stroke risk reduction option for high-risk patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, or AF, who are seeking an alternative to long-term warfarin therapy. The Watchman Device received FDA approval on Friday, March 13. The first Watchman Device procedures in the U.S. were performed by Shephal K. Doshi, M.D., director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA, and Saibal Kar, M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Intervention Center Research at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.
March 23, 2015
16:19 EDTBSXBoston Scientific leads funding round for InterVene
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March 20, 2015
10:00 EDTBSXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:32 EDTBSXBoston Scientific has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
JPMorgan Analyst Weinstein will host a conference call with CEO Mike Mahoney on March 27 at 11 am.
07:41 EDTBAYRYAmerican Academy of Dermatology to hold annual meeting
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06:44 EDTBSXBoston Scientific initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
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March 18, 2015
05:39 EDTBSXSt. Jude Medical downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo downgraded St. Jude Medical (STJ) to Market Perform saying competitive pressures will drive 2015 market share losses in the company's cardiac rhythm management business, which represents 50% of total sales. Wells believes the launch of CardioMEMS will not be strong enough to offset the headwinds in CRM unit. The firm thinks Boston Scientific's (BSX) earlier than expected approval for its next generation subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator called Emblem will drive share gains against St. Jude and Medtronic (MDT) in the single chamber ICD market. Wells cut its price target range for St. Jude shares to $69-$70 from $73-$74. The medical technology company closed yesterday down $2.01 to $65.45.
March 17, 2015
16:13 EDTBSXBoston Scientific announces FDA, CE Mark approval of EMBLEM S-ICD system
Boston Scientific has received FDA and CE Mark approval of the EMBLEM Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator, or S-ICD, system. The EMBLEM S-ICD System is a treatment option that provides protection for patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest, yet leaves the heart and vasculature untouched, minimizing the risk of complications associated with conventional transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. A controlled and limited market release has begun in a small number of European centers with a broad European launch scheduled for May and subsequent U.S. launch planned for the third quarter of 2015.

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