$BABY (Natus Medical Inc.)

$BABY {{ '2016-09-22T12:09:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BABY appointed Barbara Paul to its BoD. Paul currently sits on the board of Quorum Health Corp., an operator and manager of 38 general acute care hospitals and outpatient services.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-24T19:31:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As a result of the deal signed with Nektar on co-developing autoimmune drug NKTR-358, $LLY expects a charge of about $0.09 per share to its 2017 earnings. Eli Lilly cut down its 2017 GAAP EPS outlook by $0.09 to $2.51-2.61 from its previous outlook of $2.60-2.70 and it didn't change the estimate for non-GAAP EPS because of the Nektar partnership.

$OSUR {{ '2017-07-24T18:41:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Medical devices maker $OSUR said its OraQuick HIV Self-Test has been selected by UNITAID and Population Services International for use in the phase-2 HIV Self-Testing Africa project. The Self-Testing will be conducted in countries like Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa over a two-year period.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-24T18:28:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRK today announced the US launch of RENFLEXIS, a biosimilar for Remicade, which was approved by FDA for all eligible indications. RENFLEXIS will have a wholesale acquisition cost of $753.39, which is a 35% discount compared to Remicade. Remicade was the fifth bestselling drug in the US in 2016 raking in $5.3Bil on an invoice price basis.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-24T18:19:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY to co-develop $NKTR's autoimmune drug NKTR-358. Under the deal terms, Eli Lilly will pay Nektar Therapeutics an upfront payment of $150MM and up to $250MM if development and regulatory milestones are achieved. Nektar to complete Phase 1 clinical development and will bear 25% of Phase 2 cost. $LLY will bear 75% of the Phase 2 development cost.

$MCK {{ '2017-07-21T16:07:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biologics, a unit of healthcare technology firm $MCK, said it will join the limited distribution network of $PBYI to promote the latter’s kinase inhibitor Nerlynx. The formulation is indicated for treatment of adult patients with early-stage HER2 overexpressed/amplified breast cancer.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

President Donald Trump announced that pharma giants $MRK and $PFE are collaborating with Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning ($GLW) for manufacturing a new glass (Valor Glass), which is superior and reliable for the delivery of injectable drugs. Corning is planning to initially invest $500MM creating 1,000 jobs at 3 facilities in US.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T19:55:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 3Q17, $ABT expects adjusted EPS of $0.64-0.66, with operational sales growth expected in the mid-single digits. At current exchange rates, the company expects operational sales growth to have a negative YoY impact of around 0.5%.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T19:45:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ABT said that on a comparable operational basis, 3Q17 Established Pharmaceuticals sales growth is expected in the high double-digit, while in Nutrition, sales growth is expected in low single-digit. In Diagnostics, $ABT expects sales to increase mid-to-high single digits and in Medical Devices, sales is expected to increase double-digits.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T17:49:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT raised its full year profit forecast backed by the intention of closing the Alere acquisition in 2017. The company raised its FY17 adjusted earnings from continuing operations guidance by $0.03 to a range of $2.43-2.53 per share. Reported EPS forecast was also raised from the range of $0.92-1.02 to $1.03-1.13, reflecting double-digit growth.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T17:36:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Declining operating earnings and rising costs and expenses hit $ABT 2Q17 earnings as much as 54%. Earnings plunged to $283MM or $0.15 from $615MM or $0.40 per share a year earlier. Sales, however, surged 24.4% on St. Jude Medical acquisition. On an adjusted basis, $ABT reported EPS above its previous guidance range at $0.62 per share.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-20T14:29:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRK announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted tentative approval for its 100 units/mL insulin glargine injection, a follow-on biologic basal insulin in a pre-filled dosing device.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T12:52:57+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$HRC {{ '2017-07-19T14:11:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HRC declared a dividend of $0.18 per share for 4Q17 payable on September 29, 2017, to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2017. The indicated annual dividend rate is $0.72 per share.

$NKTR {{ '2017-07-18T13:13:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma company $NKTR said a study on pain relief drug NKTR-181 demonstrated less abuse potential, compared to commonly used medicine oxycodone.  The study was designed to assess the relative oral abuse potential of the formulation at its maximum dose. The FDA has granted NKTR-181 fast track designation for treatment of moderate to severe pain.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-17T12:36:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT is commencing a tender offer to purchase for cash all outstanding shares of Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock of Alere Inc. at a price of $402 per share of Preferred Stock. The offer will expire at 11:59 pm, NYC time, on Aug 11, 2017. There is no financing condition to the offer.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-13T12:23:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT and Bigfoot Biomedical agreed to develop and commercialize diabetes management systems, integrating $ABT's FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology with Bigfoot's insulin delivery solutions in the United States. $ABT will provide Bigfoot with the next generation of its FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-12T14:48:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY said that the patent expiration for Adcirca, a drug to treat blood pressure in lungs, is still expected on Nov 21, 2017, or on May 21, 2018, if the FDA approves the company's application for pediatric exclusivity.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-12T14:47:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY said that its FY17 financial guidance is unaffected and there will be no change in the mid-term expectations through the remainder of the decade due to the settlement agreement in connection with the patent litigation for its erectile dysfunction drug Cialis.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-12T14:46:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY reaches an agreement with generic companies with regard to the patent litigation for its erectile dysfunction drug Cialis. The patent, which is expected to expire previously on April 26, 2020, is now expected to end 1.5 years earlier (at the earliest on Sept 27, 2018).

$LIVN {{ '2017-07-12T12:45:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LIVN appointed Keyna Skeffington as SVP and General Counsel. Skeffington most recently served as Vice President of Legal – Corporate and Securities, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at $MDT.

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