Clinical Trials, New Orders, Improved Services, and Approvals - Research Report on CareFusion, St. Jude Medical, Community Health Systems, Neurocrine Biosciences, and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

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NEW YORK, September 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting CareFusion Corporation (NYSE: CFN), St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH), Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX), and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

CareFusion Corporation Research Report  

On August 27, 2013, CareFusion Corporation (CareFusion) announced that the Company has simplified the ordering process for its line of surgical products through an interactive e-catalog portal. According to CareFusion, the new time-saving ordering system includes more than 12,000 different products that are easily searched and sorted based on the product name or the type of specialty in which they are used. CareFusion informed that the new system includes pre-built and recommended trays for more than 25 common procedures from nine different specialty areas including Cardiovascular, Ear Nose and Throat, General and Micro Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Neurology and Spine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmic, Oral Surgery, and Orthopedic. The Full Research Report on CareFusion Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

St. Jude Medical, Inc. Research Report

On August 29, 2013, St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude Medical) announced that it has bagged the CE Mark approval for its EnligHTN Renal Denervation System which is used to treat patients with drug-resistant uncontrolled hypertension. According to the Company, the new system has an advanced generator that delivers simultaneous ablations through a multi-electrode catheter, which reduces total ablation time from c.24 minutes required by the first generation system to four minutes by the new system. Frank J. Callaghan, President of the St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular and Ablation Technologies Division, said, "The next generation EnligHTN system offers physicians our proven multi-electrode catheter with a new intuitive, faster generator that quickly and effectively delivers consistent ablations with a significant reduction in procedure time. These advancements deliver on our strategy to bring new innovations to a developing market to provide options for patients who currently do not have an adequate treatment for their uncontrolled drug-resistant hypertension." The Full Research Report on St. Jude Medical, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

Community Health Systems Inc. Research Report

On August 22, 2013, Community Health Systems Inc. (CHS) and Cleveland Clinic announced that they have been selected for exclusive negotiations in relation to the purchase of certain assets of Akron General Health System. According to the Company, the assets include Akron General Medical Center - a 532-bed acute care hospital in Akron, Ohio; 70-bed Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Lodi Community Hospital - a 25-bed critical access hospital c.30 miles west of Akron, and other related healthcare facilities and services. Community Health Systems stated that the parties will complete the due diligence process and work toward finalizing the terms of a definitive agreement. Wayne T. Smith, Chairman, President and CEO of CHS said, "The strategic alliance formed between Cleveland Clinic and Community Health Systems earlier this year is gaining momentum as we work together to advance high-quality, cost-effective healthcare services within our own organizations," The Full Research Report on Community Health Systems Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Research Report  

On August 29, 2013, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (Neurocrine Biosciences) announced that in accordance to the Company's collaboration with AbbVie for elagolix in 2010, the latter has initiated the second Phase III pivotal trial to evaluate elagolix for the treatment of endometriosis. Neurocrine Biosciences informed that the second Phase III trial is a 24-week, multinational, randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of elagolix in 788 women, age 18-49, with moderate-to-severe endometriosis-associated pain. The Company expects to provide top-line data from the second Phase III trial in Q3 2014 and complete in 2015. The Full Research Report on Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Report

On August 28, 2013, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Alnylam) announced the publication of complete study results from Phase I trials with ALN-TTR0a and ALN-TTR02 in a article titled "Safety and Efficacy of RNAi Therapy for Transthyretin Amyloidosis" in the New England Journal of Medicine. Alnylam informed that the article shows that RNAi therapeutics targeting transthyretin (TTR) achieved rapid, dose-dependent, durable, and specific knockdown of the TTR, the disease causing protein in the TTR mediated amyloidosis (ATTR). Akshay Vaishnaw, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Alnylam, said, "The Phase I studies of ALN-TTR01 and ALN-TTR02 demonstrate key human proof of concept for RNAi therapeutics targeting TTR but also for liver-expressed target genes in general, and we are thrilled to be publishing these landmark data in the New England Journal of Medicine. Notably, this is the first time that clinical results with an RNAi therapeutic have been published in the Journal, and we are proud to be associated with this milestone as we lead the clinical translation of RNAi therapeutics as a whole new class of innovative medicines." The Full Research Report on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


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