CareFusion Corp.’s medical pumps, ventilators and medicine dispensers have already attracted the attention of investors who sent the company’s stock to a record last week. Now, it could get a look from private-equity firms.
The insulation coating on St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Durata lead, used to connect a life-saving defibrillator to the heart, can fray when it rubs against another object, according to a study that didn’t raise substantial new concerns about the device.
Stryker Corp. Chief Executive Officer Stephen MacMillan led the company’s expansion efforts and helped the maker of artificial hips and knees navigate an industrywide probe before his resignation yesterday for family reasons.
Boston Scientific Corp., the second- biggest maker of heart-rhythm devices, reported profit that beat analysts’ estimates and raised its forecast amid signs that demand for defibrillators and stents is starting to stabilize. The shares rose the most in two years.
CareFusion Corp., the maker of infusion pumps and hospital products, dropped the most in two years after second-quarter profit missed analyst estimates and the company lowered the bottom end of its full-year forecast.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp., the biggest-maker of aortic heart valves implanted with a catheter, plunged the most in a dozen years after the company cut its 2013 forecast on slower-than-anticipated sales.