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November 26, 2012
10:23 EDTBSX, STJ, MDTBoston Scientific rises after Citi sees Durata coming off market
Boston Scientific (BSX) is climbing after Citigroup analyst Matthew Dodds upgraded the stock to Buy from Neutral in a note to investors earlier today. Durata cables made by St. Jude (STJ), a Boston Scientific competitor, will likely be taken off the market within six months, Dodds believes. Earlier this year a study found that Durata cables can fray when they rub against another object. Boston Scientific will benefit significantly from the withdrawal of St. Jude's cables, which are used to connect defibrillators to the heart, Dodds wrote. If Durata cables are removed from the market, Boston Scientific would obtain 41% of the $338M in revenue that St. Jude would lose, the analyst predicted. Medtronic (MDT) will garner 29% of St. Jude's lost sales, adds Dodds. The analyst increased his price target on Boston Scientific to $7.30 from $5.30. In mid-morning trading, Boston Scientific climbed 19c, or 3.40%, to $5.78, while St. Jude fell 35c, or 1.09%, to $31.68.
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July 14, 2014
19:19 EDTBSXBoston Scientific receives CE Mark for 25 mm Lotus Valve System
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09:05 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical to acquire NeuroTerm for approximately $200M in cash
St. Jude Medical has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held NeuroTherm, a manufacturer of interventional pain management therapies, for approximately $200M in cash. NeuroTherm is involved in the treatment of spinal pain using radiofrequency ablation, a segment of the chronic pain market in which St. Jude Medical does not currently participate. The company expects to complete this transaction by the end of the third quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. NeuroTherm is expected to add approximately $10M-$15M to St. Jude Medicalís 2014 sales. Excluding acquisition-related expenses, this transaction will be neutral to St. Jude Medicalís consolidated EPS in 2014 and accretive thereafter on a GAAP basis.
09:02 EDTBSXBoston Scientific receives CE mark for Ranger drug-coated balloon
Boston Scientific has received CE Mark for the Ranger Paclitaxel-Coated PTA Balloon Catheter. The technology is now in full European market launch. The Balloon provides physicians with an additional option to treat peripheral artery disease, delivering an anti-stenotic drug to diseased vascular tissue while leaving no permanent implant behind.
07:12 EDTMDTCovidien downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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July 10, 2014
08:02 EDTMDTCryoLife appoints Pat Mackin as President and CEO effective September 2
Mackin is expected to be appointed to the company's board after his employment begins. Steven Anderson will continue to serve CryoLife (CRY) as its President and Chief Executive Officer until Mackin's employment begins and then continue as its Executive Chairman. Mackin joins CryoLife from Medtronic (MDT), where he most recently served as President of Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management.
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