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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services affirmed Medtronic’s (NYSE:MDT) long-term debt’s “A+” rating yesterday, after the med-tech titan announced another debt offering.
The rating agency said its view of Medtronic’s senior unsecured notes and its stable rating outlook “reflect the company’s ‘strong’ business risk profile and ‘modest’ financial risk profile.”
Biolase Technology (NSDQ:BLTI) CEO Federico Pignatelli agreed to another year at a $1 salary as the dental laser maker met Wall Street’s 4th-quarter forecast with a whopping 35% top-line bump.
Pignatelli set his annual pay package at $1 and 35,000 shares of BLTI stock when he took the role of vice chairman in July 2010, a month after he was terminated as president, SEC filings show.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE:EW) landed CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Intuity valve system.
The Intuity valve, made of bovine pericardial tissue, is a minimally invasive option for patients in need of aortic valve replacement.
Campbell Rogers is leaving his post as chief scientific officer for Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE:JNJ) Cordis Corp. – a role created for him in July 2006 – to take the chief medical officer job at startup HeartFlow.
The market for hip and knee implants is stable but mired in a low-growth stage, according to analysts who attended the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons conference in San Francisco last week.
Although the abrupt departure of Stryker CEO Steve MacMillan drew the lion’s share of attention at the AAOS event, analysts from Barclays Capital and Leerink Swann agreed that the sector’s outlook calls for low-single-digit growth.
Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) won FDA 510(k) clearance for its BD Veritor 10-minute diagnostic test for influenza A and B last month, amid rumors that the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company is ripe for buyout.
Veritor is the first rapid flu test with a digital readout, while older tests are slower, less accurate and more difficult to interpret, according to BD.
SonoSite (NSDQ: SONO) said it’s replacing retiring CFO Marcus Smith with Anil Amlani, head of its VisualSonics subsidiary.
Smith’s last day as the ultrasound device maker’s top financial mind is today; he’s slated to stay on at the Bothell, Wash.-based company until Jan. 5, according to a press release.
Smith had been with SonoSite since 2007, according to the release.