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Investors sent shares of Zimmer (NYSE:ZMH) down 5% this morning in pre-market trading after the orthopedic device maker reported sales and earnings in-line with Wall Street’s expectations, but lackluster sales of hip and knee implants.
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.
An FDA advisory panel recommended approval for HeartWare International‘s (NSDQ:HTWR) HVAD implantable heart pump for people with end-stage heart failure, a decision that may be good news for rival heart makers Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) and Thoratec (NSDQ:THOR) as well.