$CRY (CryoLife Inc.)

$CRY {{ '2016-09-06T14:07:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CRY said it appointed James McDermid to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer, effective immediately. McDermid joins the company from $MDT where he was Group VP, Human Resources for the Cardiac and Vascular Group. He will report to Pat Mackin, Chairman, President, and CEO.

$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

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$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.

$BSX {{ '2018-01-09T20:36:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Healthcare solutions firm $BSX said its 4Q17 sales is estimated to have grown about 8% YoY, on a reported basis, to $2.41Bil. In the whole of fiscal 2017, sales advanced 8% annually to $9.05Bil. The growth reflects strong sales performance by all product groups.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$BAX {{ '2018-01-08T14:03:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX will acquire two products from Mallinckrodt plc, RECOTHROM Thrombin topical and PREVELEAK Surgical Sealant, for an upfront payment of approx. $153MM and potential contingent payments in future. The deal is expected to be modestly accretive to 2018 adjusted earnings and increasingly accretive thereafter and is expected to close in 1H18.

$IART {{ '2018-01-08T12:15:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IART said it expects 4Q17 revenue to be approx $365MM, an increase of over 40% compared to 4Q16, helped by Derma Sciences and Codman Neurosurgery acquisitions. The results will be announced in late February, 2018.

$PFE {{ '2018-01-04T13:11:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Arvinas LLC collaborates with $PFE for the discovery and development of drug candidates using Arvinas' PROTAC Platform, a novel technology used to create small molecule therapeutics aimed at degrading disease-causing cellular proteins. Arvinas may receive up to $830MM in upfront and potential development and commercialization milestone payments.

$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.

$PFE {{ '2017-12-26T12:25:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PFE and $MRK announced that the US FDA has approved STEGLATRO (ertugliflozin) tablets, an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, and the fixed-dose combination STEGLUJAN (ertugliflozin and sitagliptin) tablets for adults with type 2 diabetes.

$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.

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