License Agreements, Strategic Partnerships, Regulatory Approvals, Acquisitions and Sale of Senior Notes - Research Report on

License Agreements, Strategic Partnerships, Regulatory Approvals, Acquisitions
   and Sale of Senior Notes - Research Report on Johnson & Johnson, Amgen,
                    Gilead, MAKO, and Edwards Lifesciences

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NEW YORK, October 1, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Johnson &
Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN), Gilead Sciences, Inc.
(NASDAQ: GILD), MAKO Surgical Corp. (NASDAQ: MAKO), and Edwards Lifesciences
Corp. (NYSE: EW). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Johnson & Johnson Research Report

On September 25, 2013, Janssen R&D Ireland (Janssen R&D), a part of the
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced that it has
signed a license agreement with PATH for the development of the human
immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) medicine rilpivirine in a long-acting
injection (depot formulation) as potential pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
against HIV infection. Janssen R&D stated that under the terms of the
agreement, a Drug Development program of PATH (an international nonprofit
organization that transforms global health through innovation) has the right
to develop rilpivirine long-acting formulation as a new way to prevent HIV
infection. In addition, the Company said that PATH intends to conduct
prophylaxis clinical trials in collaboration with partners including the HIV
Prevention Trials Network. PATH and Janssen will evaluate entering into a late
stage development agreement covering the use of rilpivirine as PrEP for
uninfected individuals at risk of acquiring HIV, after the completion of
clinical Phase 2 program. The Full Research Report on Johnson & Johnson -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/07a8_JNJ]

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Amgen, Inc. Research Report

On September 24, 2013, Amgen, Inc. (Amgen) and ShanghaiTech University
announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a strategic partnership
for the advancement of biopharmaceutical discovery and translational research
in China. Amgen stated that under the terms of the MOU, it will co-locate its
China R&D center with ShanghaiTech University's two life sciences institutes-
the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS) and the
iHuman Institute. Sean E. Harper, M.D., Executive Vice President of R&D at
Amgen, said, "Amgen and ShanghaiTech University share mutual goals of
scientific excellence and rigor and will benefit from each other's strength
and expertise in advancing biopharmaceutical discovery in China. Expansion
into China is a business priority for Amgen and opening this R&D center is
another clear and important step forward in Amgen's commitment to the China
market." Further, the Company stated that it expects its China R&D center to
be fully operational in 2014. The Full Research Report on Amgen, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e96b_AMGN]

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Research Report

On September 25, 2013, Gilead Sciences Inc. (Gilead) announced that the
European Commission has granted marketing authorization for once-daily Tybost
(cobicistat 150mg tablets) - a pharmacokinetic enhancer that boosts blood
levels of certain HIV medicines. The Company stated that Tybost is indicated
as a boosting agent for the HIV protease inhibitors atazanavir 300 mg once
daily and darunavir 800 mg once daily as part of antiretroviral combination
therapy in adults with HIV-1 infection. Norbert Bischofberger, PhD, Executive
Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer of
Gilead, said, "Gilead is pleased to offer HIV patients who rely on protease
inhibitors a new boosting option to help facilitate once-daily dosing - an
important factor in supporting treatment adherence." According to the
Company, the aforesaid approval from the European Commission permits Gilead to
market Tybost in all 28 countries of the European Union. The Full Research
Report on Gilead Sciences, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9898_GILD]

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MAKO Surgical Corp. Research Report

On September 25, 2013, MAKO Surgical Corp. (MAKO) announced a definitive
agreement with Stryker Corporation (Stryker), under which Stryker will acquire
all the outstanding shares of MAKO for $30.00 per share in cash, for an
aggregate purchase price of c.$1.7 billion. According to the Company, the
transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval
from the MAKO stockholders. Kevin A. Lobo, President and CEO of MAKO, said,
"The acquisition of MAKO combined with Stryker's strong history in joint
reconstruction, capital equipment (operating room integration and surgical
navigation) and surgical instruments will help further advance the growth of
robotic assisted surgery. Our combined expertise offers the potential to
simplify joint reconstruction procedures, reduce variability and enhance the
surgeon and patient experience. We look forward to welcoming the MAKO team to
Stryker." The Full Research Report on MAKO Surgical Corp. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7465_MAKO]

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Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Research Report

On September 24, 2013, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (Edwards Lifesciences)
announced that the Company has agreed to sell $600 million aggregate principal
amount of 2.88% senior unsecured notes due October 15, 2018 at a price equal
to 99.5% of the principal. The Company informed that the sale of the senior
notes is expected to close on October 3, 2013, subject to customary closing
conditions. According to Edwards Lifesciences, it intends to use the net
proceeds from the offering to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving
credit facility and any remaining proceeds for general corporate purposes. The
Full Research Report on Edwards Lifesciences Corp. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/48b8_EW]

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