$AZN (AstraZeneca PLC)

$AZN {{ '2016-04-05T13:13:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$REGN and $AZN's unit MedImmune said they have entered into a licensing agreement whereby $REGN will use MedImmune's pyrrolobenzodiazepine (PBD)-based warhead and linker technology to produce antibodydrug conjugates (ADCs) as potential cancer treatments.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-17T18:35:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 2018, health insurance provider UnitedHealth expects its profits between $16.7-17.3Bil. $UNH expects its premium revenues to reduce $400-500MM due to regulatory changes in Affordable Care Act. The company also plans to invest $200-300MM this year in artificial intelligence, data analytics etc. which would improve its engagement with customers.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-17T18:34:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

UnitedHealth's 2017 medical care ratio increased 90 basis points to 82.1% vs. last year. Medical care ratio shows how much money is spent on healthcare from the premiums received by the health insurer. $UNH expects its 2018 medical care ratio to come around 81.5% plus or minus 50 basis points.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-17T18:34:08+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

UnitedHealth's 4Q profits spiked to $3.62Bil whereas revenue was up 9% to $52.06Bil. $UNH's Health Insurance segment brings in more revenues, but Optum segment contributed more to its profits. Optum's profits were up 22% reaching $2.2Bil in 4Q. For 2017, the company reported a non-cash tax benefit of $1.22 per share due to tax reforms.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-17T13:48:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Largest US health insurer UnitedHealth's profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter to $3.61Bil due to tax benefits. $UNH also crossed $200Bil mark in revenues for FY17. The company now expects to save $1.7Bil in FY18 due to tax reforms. For 2018, the health insurer expects GAAP EPS between $11.65-11.95 and non-GAAP EPS between $12.30-12.60.

$AGN {{ '2018-01-17T13:14:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and $IRWD reached an agreement with Indian pharma company Sun Pharma to resolve a patent litigation for the generic version of constipation drug Linzess in the U.S. As per the agreement, Sun Pharma will be able to market the generic version of Linzess in the U.S. from Feb. 1, 2031. All the litigations related to Linzess were dismissed.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-16T17:58:43+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$UNH UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$MDT {{ '2018-01-16T17:16:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT received FDA clearance of the Riptide Aspiration System, adding a valuable tool to the Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) product portfolio. This is designed to retrieve thrombus (or blood clot) through the Arc Catheter and restore blood flow in patients experiencing blockage of an artery in the brain, known as an ischemic stroke.

$ILMN {{ '2018-01-16T12:42:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Luna DNA, the first and only genomic and medical research knowledge base powered by the blockchain and owned by its community, appointed Dawn Barry as president. Previously, Barry served as the VP of Applied Genomics at $ILMN.

$MDT {{ '2018-01-10T14:44:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The FDA has approved an innovative clinician programmer for the SynchroMed-II Intrathecal Drug Delivery system developed by medical technology company $MDT, for chronic pain and spasticity. SynchroMed-II, an implantable pump, delivers medication directly to the fluid around the spinal cord. It is an app that facilitates simple, guided workflows.

$AGN {{ '2018-01-09T15:46:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN, which announced its plan to give pink slips to 1,000 of its employees and cut down 400 open positions earlier this year, provided FY18 financial outlook. In 2018, Allergan plans to sell its remaining position of 10% stake in $TEVA through Forward Sale Agreements and/or open market sales.

$TMO {{ '2018-01-09T12:43:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TMO, a leading medical technology company, has signed an agreement with life sciences firm $ILMN, under which Thermo Fisher will provide Illumina with Ion AmpliSeq technology. The tie-up will help Illumina effectively sell Ion AmpliSeq technology to researchers engaged in scientific studies on its next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms.

$MYGN {{ '2018-01-03T13:32:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MYGN said $AZN will use its myChoice HRD Plus test in an exploratory analysis to identify women with advanced ovarian cancer who may benefit from maintenance treatment with Lynparza & Avastin. Under the agreement, $MYGN will use its myChoice Plus test to evaluate patients enrolled in an ongoing Phase III trial. Financial terms were not disclosed.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-26T12:22:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN said that the Federal Circuit confirmed that a proposed generic version of Combigan eye drug from Sandoz, a unit of $NVS, did not infringe Allergan's two patents. The Federal Circuit also reversed the district court's decision that Sandoz's proposed generic product infringes Allergan's 3rd patent. Allergan plans to file for rehearing within 30 days.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-21T14:38:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and its partner $PRTK announced that FDA accepted to review Seysara, an investigational drug for treating acne. Allergan, which has the U.S. rights of developing and marketing Seysara, expects FDA to take action on this in 2H18. Paratek retains the non-U.S. rights. In March 2017, Allergan announced positive results from Seysara Phase 3 trials.

$ZBH {{ '2017-12-19T14:31:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ZBH appointed Bryan Hanson as President and CEO and a member of the BoD, effective Dec. 19, 2017. Daniel Florin, who has served as Interim CEO since July 11, 2017, will continue in his role as SVP and CFO. Most recently, Hanson served as a $MDT's Executive Committee member and as EVP and President of Medtronic's Minimally Invasive Therapies Group.

$MDT {{ '2017-12-19T14:11:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT has named Bob White, previously SVP and President of APAC Region, as EVP and President of Minimally Invasive Therapies Group. The company also announced Chris Lee, SVP and President of Greater China Region, will assume the position of APAC Region President. These leadership changes are effective immediately.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-18T22:26:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Robert Stewart, COO of $AGN will resign from his role. He has been named as the CEO of the newly formed Amneal Pharmaceuticals, effective Jan. 25, 2018. Following Rob's departure, Wayne Swanton, SVP, Global Operations has been promoted as EVP, Global Operations of Allergan.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-18T22:14:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and its development partner Gedeon Richter Plc reported positive results from phase 3 study of cariprazine, which is used to treat the bipolar depression. Allergan plans to file the New Drug Application to the FDA in 2H18.

$IPXL {{ '2017-12-18T13:05:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC and $IPXL said Robert Stewart will join Amneal as President, effective Jan. 25, 2018. Stewart most recently served as COO of $AGN. After completion of combination of Amneal and $IPXL, Stewart will become President and CEO of the combined company, to be named Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc., and will become a BoD member.

$REGN {{ '2017-12-18T12:38:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$REGN and ISA Pharmaceuticals announced a clinical collaboration to advance ISA101, an immunotherapy targeting human papillomavirus type 16-induced cancer, in combination with cemiplimab (REGN2810), a PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1) antibody. $REGN and ISA will jointly conduct trials of treatment in cervical cancer and head-and-neck cancer.

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