Allergan fell $1.61 or 1.0 percent, to $164.25. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 38 or. 5 percent, to $75.07. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 24 or 1.9 percent, to $12.54.» Read More
WASHINGTON, March 30- A non-surgically implanted heart valve meant to delay open heart surgery in children with congenital heart defects worked well for all but a few patients during a year of follow-up observation, in line with favorable results seen in original clinical trials of the Medtronic Inc product.
WASHINGTON, March 30- The minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacement system from Edwards Lifesciences Corp performed better than a rival product sold by Medtronic Inc in the first head-to-head study of the two, according to data from a small German trial presented at a major heart meeting on Sunday.
March 27- Alimera Sciences Inc said it has applied a fourth time for U.S. regulatory approval to start selling an eye implant that delivers a drug to treat a form of blindess in diabetes patients. The FDA asked for a new trial of the drug-device combination, but Alimera's partner, Psivida Corp, said that additional trials were not necessary.
The Gates Foundation has awarded $2 million in grants to several Indian organizations to help improve sanitation by building a high-tech toilet.
March 14- Medical device maker Hologic Inc appointed a former Johnson& Johnson executive as chief operating officer, three months after naming a new chief executive as part of a deal with activist investor Carl Icahn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others have launched an investment fund focused on late-stage healthcare technology trials.