Category: Accuray Inc.
Accuray will go head-to-head against Intuitive Surgical in a first-of-its-kind clinical study comparing its CyberKnife radiosurgery system against the da Vinci surgical robot in efforts to establish a new gold standard for early-stage prostate cancer.
Fujifilm Holdings closes its nearly $1 billion buyout of SonoSite; also, Orchid closes buyout of Sandvik's medical solutions biz; Derma Sciences drops $15M on MedEfficiency; Pentax expands endoscopy ops; Accuray signs German R&D deal; GE Healthcare plans to expand in China; and analysts' ups and downs.
Fujifilm Holdings (TSE:4901) said it closed its $54-per-share acquisition of SonoSite (NSDQ: SONO).
, Derma Sciences Inc.
, Digital Endoscopy GmbH
, FujiFilm SonoSite Inc.
, HOYA ConBio
, Johnson & Johnson
, McKesson Corp.
, Orchid Orthopedic
, University of Heidelberg
, Abbott Laboratories
, Accuray Inc.
, Allergan Inc.
, Fuji Medical Systems USA
, GE Healthcare
Accuray CEO Euan Thomson tells MassDevice about being a small fish in a big pond, managing growing pains and his strategies for breaking out in a well-established market.
When Euan Thomson landed in the corner office at radiosurgery device maker Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) in 2002, the company was just preparing to penetrate a very well-established market.
Thoratec shares gain big today after the heart pump maker reports more than 46% profit growth for the 4th quarter, lifting full-year earnings growth above 34%; also, Accuray soars on Q2 results; Hanger's Q4, 2011 profits soar; Cerner posts double-digit increases for Q4, 2011; Steris posts solid Q3 growth; Misonix swings to Q2 black; Q2 losses double for Cardiovascular Systems; Q2 sales slump, losses gape for pSivida; and DermaGraft sales trickle in for Shire.
Thoratec (NSDQ:THOR) shares are up more than 11% today after the heart pump maker put mid-double-digit profit growth numbers on the board for the 4th quarter and full-year 2011.
The Pleasanton, Calif.-based cardiac assist device maker logged profits of $15.3 million, or 25 cents per diluted share, on sales of $109.4 million for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, 2011. That's a 46.4% bottom-line gain and a top-line boost of 12.1%, compared with profits of $10.5 million, or 17 cents diluted EPS, on sales of $97.6 million during Q4 2010.
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Accuray amends a partnership to expand distribution rights for its newly acquired TomoTherapy's devices to Siemens.
Amid job losses and cost cutting measures, Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) and Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) amended their strategic partnership to allow Siemens to sell CyberKnife products made by Accuray's recent acquisition, TomoTherapy Inc.