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  • March 7- U.S. medical devices maker Biomet Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common shares as its private equity owners look to cash out. The company, which was taken private for $11.4 billion in 2007, said BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan were the lead underwriters to the offering.

  • Biomet files for IPO to raise up to $100 mln Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    March 7- U.S. medical devices maker Biomet Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common shares. The company, which was taken private for $11.4 billion in 2007 by a private equity consortium, said BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan were the lead underwriters to the offering.

  • Feb 28- Shares of medical device maker Endologix Inc fell as much as 28 percent after the company forecast its slowest annual revenue growth in a decade for 2014, hurt by weak sales in the United States.

  • Just ask Bob Costas, who arrived in Sochi to be the main host of NBC's prime time Olympic coverage, and ended up on the sidelines for nearly a week with an eye infection. Heather Holmes, who works for the medical device company Medtronic Inc, regularly puts in more than 100,000 miles a year on long flights to such places as China and India.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 25- Fresenius Medical Care, which makes kidney dialysis machines, forecast a shock fall in net profit for this year due to healthcare spending cuts in the United States.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 25- Fresenius Medical Care, which makes kidney dialysis machines, forecast a surprise fall in net profit for this year, in part due to healthcare spending cuts in the United States.

  • Smile! Here's the next 'smart' product Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    P&G is bringing the dentist into your bathroom a smartphone-connected toothbrush, a device that gives personalized advice to help people improve their brushing.

  • Feb 18- Apple Inc is looking at cars and medical devices to diversify its sources of revenue as growth from iPhones and iPads slow, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.

  • Feb 4- Boston Scientific Corp on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly results, citing improving demand for its devices that manage irregular heart rhythms. Boston Scientific is also expected to benefit from the introduction of its S-ICD system.

  • Feb 4- Boston Scientific Corp on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on higher sales of its implantable devices that manage irregular heart rhythms. Boston Scientific forecast 2014 earnings of 75 cents to 80 cents a share, excluding special items, on revenue of $7.3 billion to $7.5 billion.

  • Boston Scientific earnings up on heart devices Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    Feb 4- Boston Scientific Corp on Tuesday reported higher fourth-quarter earnings on stronger sales of its implantable devices that manage irregular heart rhythms. The medical device maker said it had earned $108 million, or 8 cents a share, compared with $60 million, or 4 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • Feb 3- U.S. medical device maker Biomet Inc will pay at least $56 million to settle a multi-district lawsuit relating to defective metal hip replacements, a court filing showed, ending a protracted legal tussle. The lawsuits were combined and jointly heard at the federal court of Indiana, the state where Biomet is headquartered.

  • Feb 3- Medical device maker Hologic Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit as it sold more 3 D systems that help detect breast cancer, and its CEO said he would pursue the strategic review started by his predecessor.

  • Feb 3- Medical device maker Hologic Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit in part due to higher sales of its 3 D digital mammography systems. Hologic shares rose 4 percent in extended trading.

  • Feb 3- Medical device maker Hologic Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of its 3 D digital mammography systems. Hologic shares rose 4 percent in extended trading. Excluding items, Hologic earned 34 cents per share, ahead of analysts' average estimate of 31 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Obamacare Inc: Allies urge White House to tap CEO Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • One man, one small business, four billionaires Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    An entrepreneur has attracted investments from four billionaires: Sam Zell, Herb Simon, David Bonderman and "one family you've never heard of."

  • JNJ to pay $2.2 billion in US probe: Feds Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries were accused of promoting powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients.

  • Prognosis: Healthy earnings for pharma, biotech Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:46 PM ET
    A doctor checks a patient who is experiencing flu symptoms.

    Pharmaceutical and biotech stocks have outperformed markets this year, and with J&J's second-quarter earnings beat, investors may hope earnings will push stocks even higher.