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July 24, 2014
09:55 EDTNUVA, NUVA, SYK, SYK, ZMH, ZMH, GMED, GMED, JNJ, JNJ, KTWO, KTWO, LDRH, LDRH, MDT, MDT, MZOR, MZORLeerink medical devices analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Medical Devices Analyst Newitter, along with J. Scott Price, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, discusses industry trends and new products currently being used for the spine, including fixation devices from NUVA, on an Analyst/Industry conference call. Other companies including GMED, JNJ, KTWO, LDRH, MDT, MZOR, SYK and ZMH may be discussed on the Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on July 25 at 10:30 am.
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March 24, 2015
13:24 EDTJNJContact lens manufacturers accused of price-fixing, Bloomberg says
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07:45 EDTJNJFDA Pediatric Advisory Committee holds a meeting
The Committee discusses pediatric-focused safety reviews, as mandated by the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) for Eli Lilly's Cymbalta, Pfizer's Quillivant XR and Revatio, Johnson & Johnson's Risperdal, GlaxoSmithKline's Advair, HFA Altabax Ointment and Fluarix Quadrivalent, Supernus Pharmaceuticals' Oxtellar XR, Teva Pharmaceutical's Qnasl and Roche's Invirase. The Committee will also discuss the safety ongoing propriety of the humanitarian device exemption for the Medtronic Activa Dystonia Therapy and for the Liposorber LA-15 System in a meeting being held in Silver Spring, Maryland on March 24 at 8 am. Webcast Link
07:34 EDTKTWO, NUVACanaccord to hold a conference
Musculoskeletal Conference is being held in Las Vegas on March 24.
March 23, 2015
09:03 EDTJNJLeerink analysts hold a meeting with a conference call hookup
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March 19, 2015
06:01 EDTKTWOK2M Group 2015 guidance has upside, says Piper Jaffray
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March 18, 2015
16:21 EDTKTWOK2M Group sees FY15 revenue $214M-$218M , consensus $212.17M
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16:20 EDTKTWOK2M Group reports Q4 EPS (30c), consensus (31c)
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12:06 EDTZMHEU set to conditionally approve Zimmer, Biomet deal, Reuters reports
The European Union is set to give conditional approval to Zimmer's proposed acquisition of Biomet, Reuters reports, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. Reference Link
10:52 EDTZMHZimmer deal for Biomet unlikely delayed by DPA, says Piper Jaffray
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10:46 EDTZMHZimmer says DOJ extended Biomet DPA for another year
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05:39 EDTMDTSt. 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
05:35 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson to invest $10M in UK government fund to fight dementia
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March 16, 2015
15:04 EDTJNJPharmacyclics says committee recommends unblinding after primary endpoint met
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13:16 EDTMDTAnalysts upbeat on results of Edwards' Sapien 3 data
The shares of Edwards Lifesciences (EW) are rising after the company released data on its Sapien 3 transcathter aortic valve over the weekend. In notes to investors today, a number of analysts were upbeat on the data. BACKGROUND: Edwards yesterday announced that high- and intermediate-risk patients treated with Sapien 3 demonstrated lower mortality rates than patients treated with previous transcathter aortic valves, or TAVR, made by the company. The patients also had excellent clinical outcomes in the other primary endpoints of stroke and paravalvular regurgitation, the company stated. Meanwhile, a five year study of patients treated with the first generation SAPIEN device showed that the patients had equivalent outcomes to traditional open-heart surgery, and no structural valve deterioration requiring intervention, the company stated. ANALYST REACTION: Edwards' Sapien 3 data was impressive, as the device showed one of the lowest stroke and mortality rates of any major TAVR study so far, Bernstein analyst Derrick Sung wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Data presented by Edwards and other companies at the American College of Cardiology, or ACC, conference this weekend caused investors and the medical community to become more optimistic about the potential for TAVR devices to replace surgical valves, Sung stated. The analyst wrote that he continues to believe that investors are underestimating the potential size of the TAVR market. Also upbeat on Edwards' data was Wells Fargo, which wrote that the data exceeded high expectations and could pressure the FDA to approve Sapien 3 for intermediate risk patients earlier than Edwards' guidance of late 2016. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Analysts were also upbeat on data reported by other companies at the ACC conference. Medtronic's (MDT) data suggested that its CoreValve Evolut-R product may be as effective as Edwards' Sapien 3, Bernstein's Sung stated. The FDA appears to have allowed Boston Scientific's (BSX) left atrial appendage closure, Watchman, to be provided to more patients than expected, research firm Stifel believes. Meanwhile, St. Jude's (STJ) CardioMEMS device yielded "impressive" mortality data, the firm added. Stifel kept Buy ratings on both Medtronic and St. Jude. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Edwards Lifesciences climbed 9% to $147.64, Boston Scientific advanced 4% to $17.27, St. Jude added 2% to $67.55, and Medtronic rose 1.3% to $77.50.
08:05 EDTZMHZimmer announces first clinical use of Vivacit-E liner
Zimmer announced its first reverse shoulder replacement in the United States using Vivacit-E Liner for the Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder System.
07:30 EDTMDTAmerican College of Cardiology to hold an expo
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07:22 EDTMDTMedtronic Edwards Lifesciences data 'impressive,' says Bernstein
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March 15, 2015
15:27 EDTMDTMedtronic unveils data from high risk study of the CoreValve U.S. pivotal trial
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15:23 EDTMDTMedtronic unveils preclinical outcomes of its novel Drug-Filled Stent
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15:20 EDTMDTMedtronic announces outcomes for its next-generation CoreValve Evolut R System
Medtronic announced initial clinical outcomes for its next-generation CoreValve Evolut R System. At 30-days, the new recapturable, self-expanding valve showed no incidents of all-cause mortality or stroke in a high and extreme risk patient population. Data from the Evolut R Study, which enrolled 60 patients from six centers in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, were unveiled today at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology. The CoreValve Evolut R System is not approved for commercial use in the United States where it is currently undergoing clinical trials. "Initial clinical experience with the Evolut R system is remarkable and ushers in a new era of TAVR technology that provides increased confidence with recapturability, excellent procedural results, and impressive clinical outcomes," said Ian Meredith, M.D., of Monash Heart - Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia, who is one of the investigators of the study. "The 14 French equivalent delivery system allowed transfemoral access for most patients and the recapturable technology enabled implanters to optimize valve placement for improved annular sealing and reduced conduction disturbances without compromise on mortality or stroke."
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