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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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October 21, 2014
15:35 EDTBSXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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09:03 EDTBSXBoston Scientific receives FDA and CE Mark approvals for CoverEdge leads
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October 20, 2014
08:16 EDTBSXBoston Scientific initiates PLATINUM Diversity trial
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07:20 EDTBSXInternational Continence Society to hold annual meeting
ICS Annual Meeting 2014 is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 20-24.
07:11 EDTBAYRY, BSXAmerican Society for Reproductive Medicine to hold annual meeting
2014 Annual Meeting of ASRM is being held in Honolulu on October 18-22.
October 16, 2014
16:32 EDTBSXBoston Scientific announces pacemaker CE mark with options for MRI
Boston Scientific has received CE Mark approval for the ACCOLADE pacemaker family. When implanted with the company's INGEVITY leads, ACCOLADE pacemakers are the first to enable patients to receive full-body MRI scans in both 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla systems. In addition, the Boston Scientific ImageReady technology offers the most flexible MRI options, allowing higher energy scan sequences, and featuring a programmable MRI timer designed to improve patient workflow. In addition to the CE mark approval and launch of the ACCOLADE pacemaker family, Boston Scientific received CE Mark approval for the VISIONIST and VALITUDE CRT-Ps with quadripolar pacing technology. When paired with the ACUITY X4 pacing leads, these systems offer many options to reach and pace the target location in the left ventricle, potentially improving the patient response to CRT therapy.
15:10 EDTBSXAmerican College of Gastroenterology to hold annual meeting
ACG Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 to be held in Philadlephia, PA on October 17-22.
October 14, 2014
14:03 EDTBAYRYCompugen achieves second preclinical milestone under Bayer cancer collaboration
Compugen (CGEN) disclosed that it has achieved a second milestone in its cancer immunotherapy collaboration it entered last year with Bayer HealthCare (BAYRY). The collaboration provides for the research, development, and commercialization of antibody-based cancer therapeutics against two novel Compugen-discovered immune checkpoint regulators. The milestone being announced relates to the second preclinical milestone for one of the checkpoint protein candidates.
October 8, 2014
20:03 EDTBSXBoston Scientific confirms FDA panel votes for WATCHMAN device
After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Corporation WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device, the FDA Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted in favor of the Device. By a vote of 6 to 5, with 1 abstention, the panel concluded that the benefits of the WATCHMAN Device outweigh the potential risks. The panel voted that there is reasonable assurance that the device is safe, with a 12 yes to 0 no vote. On the question of reasonable assurance of effectiveness, the panel vote was unfavorable with a 6 yes to 7 no vote. The panel provided substantial input and guidance related to the proposed Indications for use and target patient population. There was widespread agreement among the panel members that the device provides a much needed alternative to long-term anticoagulation for some patients. While not bound by this vote, the FDA takes Advisory Panel comments and recommendations into account when reviewing the WATCHMAN Device application. The company is committed to working with the FDA to address the panel's comments.
18:42 EDTBSXBoston Scientific Watchman Device receives votes from FDA panel, Dow Jones says
The FDA Panel voted 6 to 5 that benefits of Boston Scientific's Watchman device outweigh the risks, Dow Jones reports. The panel voted 12 to 0 that the Watchman device is safe, and the panel voted 7 to 6 that the Watchman device is not effective, Dow Jones added.
07:24 EDTBSXFDA Circulatory Systems Devices Panel to hold a meeting
The Committee discusses, makes recommendations and votes on information related to the Pre-Market Approval Application regarding Boston Scientificís WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Technology in a meeting being held in Gaithersburg, Maryland on October 8 at 8 am. Webcast Link

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