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November 13, 2012
15:32 EDTEW, MDTMedtronic says appeals court ruling has no impact on CoreValve trials
Medtronic (MDT) confirmed that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the April 2010 jury verdict from the Federal District Court of Delaware that the CoreValve System infringed a single Andersen patent held by Edwards Lifesciences (EW). The Court of Appeals also remanded the case back to the District Court to consider a potential injunction. Medtronic said, "While Medtronic respects the court's ruling, we respectfully disagree with this conclusion and we are evaluating next steps...While Edwards has applied for a patent extension, there is no assurance an extension will be issued or what the impact or duration of that extension would be. These applications involve a review by two government agencies, and the process often can take between 2 and 5 years." Medtronic said the legal actions have no impact on the Medtronic CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Trial, the Medtronic CoreValve SURTAVI Trial, or any other clinical studies evaluating the CoreValve System. Due to its global manufacturing capabilities, Medtronic does not anticipate any interruption to the global supply of the Medtronic CoreValve System, the company added.
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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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