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Thoratec's new study, $30M buyback can't stave off Wall Street exodus after dismal Q2

August 7, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Thoratec's stock drops more than 26% in after-hours trading after the company lowers its full-year guidance on a dreary 2nd quarter.

New study, $30M buyback can't save Thoratec from Wall Street exodus after dismal Q2

Circulatory devices maker Thoratec (NSDQ:THOR) took a major hit yesterday as a bleak 2nd-quarter reports and a lowered outlook on the year sent its stock into a nosedive.

Covidien names Bill Burke as CFO to lead Medtronic merger | The week in medtech M&A

July 9, 2014 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top regulatory stories for medical device companies this week: Covidien taps integration chief to navigate Medtronic merger; Zimmer, Biomet appoint integration team; Thoratec inks $75M deal for Apica Cardiovascular; FTC wants more from Zimmer, Biomet on merger; Johnson & Johnson closes Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics sale

Covidien taps integration chief to navigate Medtronic merger

July 3, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Covidien taps integration chief to navigate Medtronic merger

Thoratec inks $75M deal for Apica Cardiovascular

July 3, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Thoratec pays $35 million up front and puts another $40 million up in milestone payments for Apica Cardiovascular and its transapical access technology.

Thoratec inks $75M deal for Apica Cardiovascular

Thoratec (NSDQ:THOR) said it paid $35 million up front and agreed to another $40 million in potential milestone payments for Apica Cardiovascular and its transapical access technology.

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Thoratec launches HeartMate III trial

June 27, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Thoratec says it's launched a clinical trial for its HeartMate III implantable heart pump it plans to useto back a bid for CE Mark approval in the European Union.

Thoratec launches HeartMate III trial

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Thoratec: NEJM article cost us market share

May 7, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A New England Journal of Medicine report on higher-than-expected blood clot rates for Thoratec's HeartMate II implantable heart pump took market share during the 1st quarter, company officials said today.

Thoratec: NEJM article cost us market share

A New England Journal of Medicine report last year detailing sharp increases in the rate of blood clots helped take market share away from Thoratec (NSDQ:THOR) and its HeartMate II implantable heart pump, company officials said yesterday.

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ReliantHeart goes head-to-head with Thoratec to aim for U.S. LVAD market

April 7, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

ReliantHeart touts study data finding that its HeartAssist5 left ventricular assist device poses a lower risk of blood clots and damage compared with Thoratec's HeartMate II.

ReliantHeart aims for U.S. LVAD market, goes head-to-head with Thoratec

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Thoratec recall gets FDA's highest-risk label following injuries, deaths | MassDevice.com On Call

April 3, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

FDA regulators put their highest-risk Class I label on a recall of Thoratec's HeartMate II implantable heart pump after 5 patients injuries and 4 deaths were reportedly associated with a defect in controlling the implants.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The FDA issued it's highest-risk Class I warning after Thoratec (NSDQ:THOR) recalled its HeartMate II implantable heart pumps over a controller issue that the FDA said was associated 4 patient deaths and 5 serious injuries.

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