$MMSI (Merit Medical Systems, Inc.)

$MMSI {{ '2016-07-06T16:03:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MMSI said it anticipates the effect of the acquisition on its non-GAAP EPS to be $0.05-$0.08 and to be dilutive on a GAAP basis by $0.05-$0.07 in 2017. $MMSI expects the acquisition will increase its gross margin by about 80 basis points on a non-GAAP basis and 55 basis points on a GAAP basis.

$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.

$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.

$LIVN {{ '2018-01-11T17:37:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LIVN said the first patient has been enrolled in the Behavior of Valve Leaflets and the Incidence of Reduced Mobility Post-Surgical Aortic Valve Implant Study. The study is expected to enroll about 230 patients at 15 sites from the U.S. and Canada to ascertain whether valve leaflets are fully operational following surgery.

$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.

$SYK {{ '2018-01-09T17:21:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SYK said that for 4Q17 its preliminary results are of net sales growth of 10% to $3.5Bil, while for FY17, its net sales grew 9.9% to $12.4Bil. Excluding the impact of foreign currency & acquisitions, net sales rose 8.1% and 7.1% in 4Q17 and FY17. For 2018, $SYK expects modest headwinds that will be manageable within its overall financial targets.

$OFIX {{ '2018-01-09T17:10:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OFIX announced preliminary  4Q17 net sales of approx $117MM. These preliminary results represent reported sales growth of 7.7% and constant currency sales growth of 6.1% over 4Q16. As of Dec 31, 2017, cash and cash equivalents were approx $81MM compared to $40MM as of Dec 31, 2016.

$HRC {{ '2018-01-09T17:07:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HRC announced its preliminary 1Q18 revenue. For this period, the company expects worldwide revenue of approx $670MM, an increase of 5% YoY. Core revenue increased approx 2%, exceeding the company's previously issued guidance of flat core revenue growth.

$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.

$CELG {{ '2018-01-08T19:25:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG announced preliminary results for 4Q17 and FY17. Celgene also provided the outlook for FY18 and reaffirmed FY20 guidance. The company is expected to finalize these results when it announces the earnings results on Jan. 25, 2018.

$LIVN {{ '2018-01-08T14:58:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LIVN announced Matthew J. Dodds has joined the company as SVP, Corporate Development. In this role, Dodds is responsible for Business Development, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

$CELG {{ '2018-01-08T14:00:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG agreed to acquire start-up firm Impact Biomedicines for an upfront payment of $1.1Bil. Under the deal terms, Celgene will further pay up to $1.25Bil on Impact's cancer drug Fedratinib getting FDA's approvals. If the global annual net sales of the drug exceed $5Bil, Celgene will pay a maximum of $4.5Bil. The deal is expected to close in 1Q18.

$TFX {{ '2018-01-02T14:56:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TFX completed its senior leadership transition. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Liam Kelly, who was previously President & COO, assumed the position of President & CEO. Mr. Kelly succeeds Benson Smith, who retired as CEO, effective Dec. 31, 2017. Mr. Smith will continue to serve as non-executive Chairman of the Board.

$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.

$CELG {{ '2017-12-22T14:11:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG's cancer drug Revlimid fails to meet the endpoint in the first Phase 3 trial. Celgene said that additional analyses are ongoing and it would present the complete analyzed data in a future medical conference. Revlimid contributed 63% of Celgene's revenue in their recently ended third quarter.

$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.

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