$ZLTQ (ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.)

$ZLTQ {{ '2016-07-15T17:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ZLTQ said it received approval from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for fat layer reduction of the abdomen and flanks. Comprehensive multi-center clinical studies have validated that CoolSculpting procedure non-invasively reduces fat cells by an average of 20-25% in treated area based on histological and ultrasound assessment.

$VAR {{ '2017-07-27T13:52:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Medical devices company $VAR has entered into a strategic collaboration with PetCure Oncology for the treatment of pets suffering from cancer. Under the partnership, Varian's software suite will be deployed across PetCure's veterinary cancer care centers. PetCure will acquire six Varian Halcyon treatment systems for use in select sites in the US.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-17T14:04:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX has entered into an agreement to sell its Obagi Medical Products business for $190MM in cash to Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, L.P. The transaction is expected to close in second half of 2017. $VRX intends to use the proceeds from the sale to permanently repay term loan debt under its Senior Secured Credit Facility.

$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.

$VAR {{ '2017-07-11T12:14:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR begins advanced breast cancer treatments using Edge radiosurgery system in combination with respiratory gating. The Edge radiosurgery system enables clinicians to attack tumors from outside the body using carefully shaped high-energy X-rays.

$MDT {{ '2017-07-10T15:43:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT announced the expanded FDA approval of the self-expanding CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve replacement platform to include patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are at an intermediate risk for open-heart surgery.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-10T13:27:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX pays down $811MM of senior secured term loans using the net proceeds of the sale of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC. The company has now reduced its debt by more than $4.3Bil since the end of 1Q16. $VRX still expects to pay down $5Bil in debt from divestiture proceeds and free cash flow within 18 months of August 2016.

$MTD {{ '2017-07-05T13:49:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MTD said Elisha Finney has been appointed to its BoD and Audit Committee, effective November 1, 2017. It is anticipated that Finney will succeed Francis Contino as the Chair of the Audit Committee upon his retirement in May 2018. Finney served as the CFO of $VAR.

$MASI {{ '2017-06-30T12:41:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Medical technology firm $MASI entered into a partnership with Midmark Corp. for enhancing the accuracy and efficiency of vital signs acquisition in the clinical space. Under the deal, Masimo’s SET pulse oximetry technology is an available option with Midmark's IQvitals Zone. The combination provides accurate and real-time vital signs information.

$VAR {{ '2017-06-29T13:48:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR has received both FDA 510(k) clearance and CE mark for its Halcyon system, the company's new device for cancer treatment.

$VAR {{ '2017-06-29T13:28:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR said it received FDA clearance for its cancer treatment device Halcyon, which enhances image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy. The system is designed to accelerate installation timeframes, expedite commissioning and automate treatment.

$MDT {{ '2017-06-23T12:04:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT has announced a 7% increase in its quarterly cash dividend, raising the amount to $0.46 per ordinary share. The dividend is payable on July 26, 2017, to shareholders of record as of July 7, 2017.

$VAR {{ '2017-06-22T15:41:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR delivered the cyclotron, a particle accelerator which accelerates protons to two-thirds the speed of light for clinical use, to UK's Christie Proton Therapy Center.

$VAR {{ '2017-06-21T12:39:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR said it is working with Sify Technologies to provide software-as-a-service (SaaS) to radiotherapy centers across India. The innovative service is being implemented as part of a multi-million dollar investment in treatment equipment and software across Cancer Treatment Services International network of cancer hospitals in India and South Asia.

$HOLX {{ '2017-06-20T15:15:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HOLX has obtained FDA clearance to market the Aptima Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 & 2 molecular assay on the fully automated Panther system. The test will be commercially available in the 50 United States, US territories and Puerto Rico.

$MDT {{ '2017-06-20T13:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT said data from a recent study showed that its cardiac resynchronization therapy devices reduced healthcare system costs and improved therapy delivery in heart failure patients. A European health-economic analysis indicated that Medtronic’s AdaptivCRT extended life expectancy of patients by about four months, while lowering healthcare costs.

$SYK {{ '2017-06-19T12:28:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SYK agreed to buy $NVDQ. The transaction is expected to be dilutive to $SYK's 2017 adjusted EPS by $0.03-0.05. There is no change in $SYK's 2017 adjusted EPS forecast of $6.35-6.45. For 2018, this transaction is expected to be neutral to $SYK's earnings and accretive thereafter.

$SYK {{ '2017-06-19T12:26:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SYK agreed to buy $NVDQ for $11.75 per share, or $701MM with a net purchase price of $654MM, reflecting net cash of about $47MM. The transaction is expected to close at the end of 3Q17.

$MDT {{ '2017-06-19T11:01:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT said its Reactive ATP therapy slows the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with implanted cardiac devices. A robust, real-world analysis of nearly 8,800 patients was presented as a late breaking clinical trial at EHRA Europace-Cardiostim 2017.

$HOLX {{ '2017-06-15T13:06:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HOLX said that the FDA has granted an expanded clearance for Cynosure's body contouring product, SculpSure, to treat the back and inner and outer thighs. The SculpSure treatment is already FDA-cleared for treatment of the abdomen and love handles.

$MDT {{ '2017-05-25T14:14:38+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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