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May 1, 2014
06:58 EDTHTWRHeartWare issues voluntary device correction for HeartWare batteries
HeartWare issued a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Correction related to all HeartWare Ventricular Assist System batteries, product codes 1650 and 1650-DE. In letters to clinicians and patients, the company reports an observed increase in complaints related to earlier-than-expected battery depletion and routine battery handling. HeartWare is providing information to assist patients and clinicians in monitoring battery performance, recognizing abnormal behaviors and reinforcing proper power management. Premature or unrecognized deterioration of battery capacity or lapses in recommended power management pose a risk to the patient and, although rare, may result in serious injury or death. If a battery shows abnormal behavior, patients are instructed to stop using that battery and contact their VAD Coordinator for a replacement. No deaths have been reported to HeartWare that were directly related to a faulty battery. However, between January 1, 2011 and March 31, three deaths were reported that were potentially related to power source management. Of those, two patient deaths occurred after both sources of power were simultaneously disconnected; the third patient had batteries that far exceeded their expected useful life. A fourth death was originally reported as possibly related to power management, but was later determined to be more likely related to an accidental disconnection of the driveline. Clinicians and patients are encouraged to review the correction letters and the Patient Manual to ensure proper power management.
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July 30, 2015
07:19 EDTHTWRHeartWare sold 773 HeartWave HVAD systems globally
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07:19 EDTHTWRHeartWare reports Q2 non-GAAP EPS (47c), consensus (49c)
Reports Q2 revenue $73.6M, consensus $71.87M
July 23, 2015
09:10 EDTHTWRNorthland sees HeartWare takeover as 'highly unlikely
Northland analyst Suraj Kalia believes the sympathy rally in shares of HeartWare (HTWR) after St. Jude Medical (STJ) announced the acquisition of Thoratec (THOR) could be short lived. HeartWare has already tried to sell itself to larger medical device companies over the past few years, Kalia tells investors in a research note, citing his own field work. He views a buyout of HeartWare at this stage as "highly unlikely" and feels speculation of a $102-$122 per share takeover price is based on "na´ve and unsophisticated" analysis. Kalia keeps an Underperform rating on HeartWare with a $60 price target. The maker of implantable heart pumps, following a two-day rally, closed yesterday at $88.21.
July 21, 2015
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15:08 EDTHTWRThoratec reaches all-time high after report of St. Jude takeover
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12:40 EDTHTWRSt. Jude in talks to acquire Thoratec, Bloomberg reports
St. Jude Medical (STJ) is in talks to acquire Thoratec (THOR), Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the situation. Talks are ongoing and could still fall apart as no deal has been reached, Bloomberg adds. Thoratec shares spiked early in today's session, but a catalyst for the move was unclear before the Bloomberg report. Shares of the medical device maker focused on advanced heart failure patients are up $9.52 to $58.33 in midday trading. Its close competitor HeartWare (HTWR) is now up $5.53 to $84.70. Shares of St. Jude are up 4 to $76.61. Reference Link
12:33 EDTHTWRThoratec jumps after Bloomberg report of St. Jude buyout talks
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10:20 EDTHTWRCatalyst behind Thoratec spike higher unclear
The catalyst behind the spike higher in shares of Thoratec (THOR) is unclear to traders and investors. The medical device maker focused on advanced heart failure patients rose as high $62.05 in early trading and its shares remain up 11%, or $5.48, to $54.29. Some vague takeover chatter surfaced, with St. Jude Medical (STJ) as the speculated buyer, but buyout rumors are often the "go-to" reason when stocks spike. Often the moves on rumors are less substantial than Thoratec's spike today. The company's close competitor HeartWare (HTWR) is not seeing any unusual trading thus far today, falling 36c to $78.81 in early trading.
09:58 EDTHTWRThoratec jumps 14% to $55.82 in early trading
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July 20, 2015
07:10 EDTHTWRHeartWare begins its MVAD System CE Mark international clinical trial
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