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April 15, 2014
09:23 EDTZMH, NUVA, COV, SYK, STJ, BSX, IART, EWBarclays medical supplies/devices analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
Medical Supplies & Devices Analysts provide a review of the recently held Barclay's Medtech Symposium on an Analyst/Industry conference call. Relevant companies COV, BSX, STJ, MDT, EW, NUVA, IART, SYK and ZMH may be discussed on the Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on April 15 at 10:30 am.
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April 20, 2015
16:09 EDTBSXBoston Scientific announces long-term data underscore safety, efficacy of S-ICD
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology published data confirming the long-term safety and efficacy of the Boston Scientific S-ICD System for patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The study, "Safety and Efficacy of the Totally Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator: 2-year Results from a Pooled Analysis of the IDE Study and EFFORTLESS Registry" was led by Dr. Martin Burke, professor of medicine at the University of Chicago. The analysis combined data from two large S-ICD studies to provide the most comprehensive look at S-ICD System patient outcomes to date. The all-cause mortality rate for the S-ICD patients was 1.6% per year, comparing favorably to observed mortality rates in similar TV-ICD studies. Currently, the S-ICD System is covered nationally by Medicare, Aetna, Cigna and others, and regionally by numerous private and Medicaid plans, providing coverage for approximately 170M individuals in the U.S. The S-ICD System has been commercially available in Europe since 2009.
09:03 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical announces intent to acquire Spinal Modulation
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07:44 EDTBSXSurvey shows strong momentum for Boston Scientific devices, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital says that its survey supports strong momentum for Boston Scientific's S-ICD and Watchman, and the firm thinks the company is probably gaining share in single-chamber ICDs. The firm raised its price target on the shares to $20 from $17 and recommends buying the shares at current levels or on pullbacks.
April 16, 2015
16:11 EDTBSXBoston Scientific enrolls first patient REDUCE-HTN: REINFORCE study
Boston Scientific announced the first patient in the REDUCE-HTN: REINFORCE study was enrolled this week at Cardiology P.C. at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL by Farrell Mendelsohn, M.D., site principal investigator, and referred by Michael Wilensky, M.D. Boston Scientific received an investigational device exemption, or IDE, for the study from the FDA in December.
April 15, 2015
10:00 EDTNUVAOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:30 EDTNUVANuVasive downgraded to Hold at Canaccord
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06:13 EDTNUVANuVasive downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
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April 14, 2015
14:48 EDTSYK, ZMHZimmer, Stryker have mixed read through from J&J results, says Wells Fargo
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14:42 EDTNUVASmall spine names have positive read through from J&J results, says Wells Fargo
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09:09 EDTBSXBoston Scientific announces strategic alliance with Frankenman
Boston Scientific announced the signing of a strategic alliance with Frankenman Medical Equipment Company, a recognized leader with deep local market expertise in the China surgical devices market. This alliance is expected to enable Boston Scientific and Frankenman to reach more clinicians and treat more patients by providing access to training on less invasive endoscopic technologies and the clinical and economic benefits these therapies can provide. CPEChina Fund, an entity of CITIC PE, is a current shareholder of Frankenman and will continue to support the company's growth in alignment with this strategic partnership.Under the terms of the agreement, Boston Scientific will become a shareholder of Frankenman, and provide services and expertise to Frankenman to support its continued growth, development pipeline and manufacturing capabilities. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
April 13, 2015
17:07 EDTZMHZimmer announces extension of outside date for pending Biomet merger
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10:15 EDTSYKHigh option volume stocks
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10:00 EDTSTJOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:33 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
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April 10, 2015
07:35 EDTEWExpert comments bullish for Edwards, Medtronic, says RBC Capital
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April 9, 2015
09:25 EDTZMHBiomet results positive for Zimmer deal accretion, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says the key takeaway from Bioment's Q3 results this morning was the company's "significant" margin improvement. The results give Wells more confidence that Zimmer's earnings accretion estimate for the acquisition is attainable and could mean potential upside.

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