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March 24, 2014
07:06 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical announces FDA approvals of new pacemakers
St. Jude Medical announced approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker. The company also announced FDA approvals for the Assurity pacemaker and Endurity pacemaker families of devices. St. Jude Medical intends to launch these products in the U.S. by the end of 1Q14.
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May 27, 2015
10:01 EDTSTJOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abbott (ABT) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Aldeyra (ALDX) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Black Stone Minerals (BSM) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Boston Scientific (BSX) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Cidara Therapeutics (CDTX) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Coach (COH) initiated with an Underweight at BB&T... Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... EPIRUS (EPRS) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Enviva (EVA) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... General Finance Corp (GFN) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Hortonworks (HDP) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Jarden (JAH) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Kate Spade (KATE) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Medtronic (MDT) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... MoneyGram (MGI) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Opexa Therapeutics (OPXA) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Paratek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Progenics (PGNX) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Rite Aid (RAD) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... St. Jude Medical (STJ) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Starwood Waypoint (SWAY) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Talen Energy (TLN) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Ulta Salon (ULTA) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... Vipshop (VIPS) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Virtu Financial (VIRT) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Vista Outdoor (VSTO) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... ZELTIQ (ZLTQ) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... eBay (EBAY) initiated with a Buy at Topeka.
May 26, 2015
17:45 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI
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May 20, 2015
08:09 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical management to meet with Leerink
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07:16 EDTSTJLeerink to hold a booth tour at EuroPCR
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05:29 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical announces preliminary results from ILUMIEN I and ILUMIEN II
St. Jude Medical announced preliminary results from the ILUMIEN I trial and final results from the ILUMIEN II clinical study. Taken together, the findings from both studies show that with resolution up to 10 times higher than intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography imaging can help improve stent selection and deployment, better support clinical decision-making and improve patient outcomes. In the prospective study to date examining OCTís impact on clinical decisions and their associated outcomes, ILUMIEN I assessed 418 patients suffering stable or unstable angina or non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. The studyís 12-month data shows: OCT guidance conducted either pre- or post-PCI altered physician decision-making in 65% of patients; Pre-PCI OCT altered treatment planning in 55% of patients and led to changes in decisions related to stent length and diameter; OCT imaging was associated with a reduction of in-hospital MI when used pre- and post-PCI to change the procedural strategy. The ILUMIEN II study was designed to determine whether OCT guidance results in a comparable degree of stent expansion as IVUS imaging. After an analysis of OCT-guided stenting or IVUS-guided stenting in 940 patients from the ILUMIEN I and ADAPT-DES studies, the degree of stent expansion was found to be comparable between OCT and IVUS imaging. The studyís data shows OCT and IVUS guidance were also associated with comparable rates of major stent malapposition, tissue protrusion and stent edge dissection.
May 19, 2015
08:05 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical announces Canadian launch of Prodigy Chronic Pain System
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May 15, 2015
14:20 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical reports positive results from CardioMEMS HF System
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14:01 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical reports positive results from Allure Quadra CRT-P System
St. Jude Medical announced the presentation of important data supporting the first and only quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker system in the U.S., during the Heart Rhythm Society's 36th annual scientific sessions. The Allure Quadra CRT-P system, with the Quartet Quadripolar LV Lead is associated with a 63% reduction in the need to replace the lead or deactivate CRT following implant. Quadripolar LV pacing using SJM quadripolar CRT-Ds or CRT-Ps and an SJM quadripolar lead provides physicians with multiple pacing options to avoid phrenic nerve stimulation and allow for optimal treatment delivery without the need to replace or deactivate the therapy. An analysis evaluating more than 3,000 patients implanted with a CRT-P (1,325 with a quadripolar lead vs. 1,930 with a bipolar lead) looked at whether the known decreased need to replace or deactivate LV leads associated with SJM quadripolar CRT-Ds and the Quartet LV lead also extends to St. Jude Medical quadripolar CRT-Ps. The retrospective data analysis was presented in a session titled Quadripolar Leads are Associated with Fewer LV Lead Replacements and Deactivations in CRT-P Patients by Dr. Mintu P. Turakhia, who led the investigation. The data show that patients with the Quartet LV lead were 63% less likely to undergo lead replacement or deactivation of CRT compared to the patients with bipolar leads.
08:45 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical management to meet with Leerink
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08:41 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical management to meet with Leerink
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