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April 12, 2014
19:50 EDTMDT, EWEdwards says court limits sale of Medtronic CoreValve system in U.S.
Edwards Lifesciences (EW) announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted a preliminary injunction limiting the sale of Medtronic's (MDT) CoreValve system in the United States. The court ordered the injunction to go into effect in seven business days. The hearing related to a federal jury decision in 2010 that CoreValve willfully infringes Edwards' U.S. Andersen transcatheter aortic valve replacement patent. At the conclusion of the hearing, Chief Judge Gregory Sleet ordered Edwards and Medtronic to confer on what instances the CoreValve device could continue to be used in the treatment of U.S. patients at centers currently trained on CoreValve. There is a large body of evidence demonstrating the safety and performance of the Edwards SAPIEN valves, and the company remains committed to ensuring patients have appropriate access to transcatheter therapy. This case was initiated by Edwards in 2008. On April 1, 2010, a federal jury found Medtronic willfully infringed Edwards' U.S. Andersen patent and awarded damages. In Nov. 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the jury decision; in Oct. 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Medtronic's appeal. The patent involved in this suit is part of the Andersen family of patents. The U.S. Andersen patent was issued in 1995. A petition has been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to extend this patent into early 2016. In a separate case, a federal jury in January found that Medtronic CoreValve had willfully infringed Edwards' U.S. Cribier transcatheter heart valve patent, and awarded damages to Edwards in that trial.
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December 11, 2014
09:05 EDTMDTMedtronic receives FDA approval for Attain Performa LV quadripolar leads
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December 9, 2014
08:07 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences price target raised to $155 from $135 at JMP Securities
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07:36 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences TAVI growth reinforces bullish stance, says Canaccord
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07:07 EDTEWEdwards price target raised to $151-$152 from $135-$140 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo increased its price target on Edwards Lifesciences as the firm believes that the company's roughly in-line 2015 guidance announced yesterday is conservative.The firm also notes that the company raised its long-term TAVR market assumption to over $3B in 2019. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
December 8, 2014
08:16 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences announces investments in CardioKinetix
Edwards made a structured investment in CardioKinetix, a privately held medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure. This transaction increases Edwards' existing minority interest in CardioKinetix and provides an option to purchase the remaining outstanding shares for a future payment, plus additional milestone payments based on future regulatory and reimbursement approvals. In the second investment, the company acquired intellectual property that broadens its transcatheter mitral valve development efforts. Additional details of both investments were not disclosed.
08:15 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences sees FY15 EPS $3.90-$4.10, consensus $3.96
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08:12 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences backs FY14 EPS $3.33-$3.39, consensus $3.39
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06:05 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences to host investor meeting
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