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April 21, 2014
09:09 EDTEW, MDTMedtronic reports court to expedite appeal in Edwards Lifesciences case
Medtronic (MDT) issued an updated statement on the recent ruling by Federal District Court of Delaware. The ruling granted in part Edwards Lifesciences' (EW) motion for a preliminary injunction that prevents Medtronic from selling or offering to sell its CoreValve System in the U.S., except through a mechanism that Medtronic is pursuing with Edwards Lifesciences that would allow currently trained sites to treat patients with CoreValve based on a physician's medical judgment. The injunction will go into effect on April 23. Medtronic has asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to postpone the injunction until it can determine if the injunction was properly issued. The Court has not yet ruled. Medtronic also requested, and the Court agreed to, an expedited appeal of the injunction ruling, and other underlying legal issues, with the last appeal brief to be submitted by June 19. Medtronic does not believe Edwards Lifesciences, which brought the motion for a preliminary injunction, has met the standards needed for an injunction, particularly with respect to the impact it will have on the public health interest. As written in the District Court order, Medtronic and Edwards Lifesciences have entered into discussions in an effort to agree on a mechanism that will enable physicians at facilities currently trained on CoreValve 'to make clinical, patient-by-patient determinations as to whether to implant without being constrained by the number of CoreValve...available.' On May 21, Medtronic and Edwards are to report the status of these discussions to the District Court, but if an agreement is reached before that time, it may be implemented.
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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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