Supply Agreements, Patents, Appointments, and FDA Clearances - Analyst Notes on OPKO, Synageva, Hill-Rom, Anacor, and

 Supply Agreements, Patents, Appointments, and FDA Clearances - Analyst Notes        on OPKO, Synageva, Hill-Rom, Anacor, and Cardiovascular Systems  Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.  PR Newswire  NEW YORK, March 20, 2014  NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK), Synageva BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ: GEVA), Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAC), and Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSII). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:  OpkoHealth,Inc.AnalystNotes  On March 10, 2014, OPKO Health, Inc. (OPKO) reported that one of its divisions, OPKO Diagnostics, has signed a supply agreement with Sony DADC for high volume production of a key component of the OPKO Sangia™ microfluidic cassette. The Company informed that the Sangia cassettes are designed to perform quantitative immunoassays from a finger-stick blood sample on the Claros®1 in-office analyzer. Commenting on the agreement, David Okrongly, President of OPKO Diagnostics, stated, "We are pleased to be partnered with Sony DADC, a world leader in high precision consumable manufacturing, for production of Sangia technology components. It is critical to us that Sony DADC also meets the regulatory demands of our in vitro diagnostic products and is manufacturing to the ISO 13485 quality standard." The Company added that Sony DADC BioSciences is using ISO 13485 facility in Salzburg, Austria to manufacture to OPKO Diagnostics' specifications. The full analyst notes on OPKO Health, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:  SynagevaBioPharmaCorp.AnalystNotes  On March 4, 2014, Synageva BioPharma Corp. (Synageva) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,663,631 covering methods of treating lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL Deficiency). According to the Company, the patent provides protection until 2031, not including any patent term extension, and complements Synageva's existing and planned global patent portfolio covering its LAL Deficiency program, which includes intellectual property directed to composition of matter, methods of use, and manufacturing. The full analyst notes on Synageva BioPharma Corp. are available to download free of charge at:  Hill-RomHoldings,Inc.AnalystNotes  On March 10, 2014, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (Hill-Rom) announced the election of William G. Dempsey to the Company's Board of Directors. The Company stated that Mr. Dempsey currently serves as a director of Landauer, Inc., Nordion Inc., and Hospira, Inc., and previously held various executive positions with Abbott Laboratories. Commenting on the appointment, Rolf A. Classon, Chairman of the Hill-Rom Board of Directors, stated, "Bill has a wealth of experience in the health care industry that will further strengthen our Board. His broad senior level executive, international and operational experience will serve our shareholders and Board well." The full analyst notes on Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:  AnacorPharmaceuticals,Inc.AnalystNotes  On March 10, 2014, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Anacor) announced that it has appointed Vince Ippolito as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. David Perry, CEO of Anacor, commented, "We are very excited to have Vince join our team as Chief Commercial Officer. His extensive experience in launching new products and leading sales and marketing efforts to specialty physicians will be invaluable as we develop a commercial strategy for tavaborole and AN2728." The Company informed that Mr. Ippolito has over 25 years of experience in leading specialty medical sales and marketing efforts at Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, and Novartis AG. The full analyst notes on Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:  CardiovascularSystemsInc.AnalystNotes  On March 10, 2014, Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (Cardiovascular Systems) announced that it has obtained FDA clearance of its Diamondback 360® 60cm Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems (OAS) for treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Commenting on the clearance, David L. Martin, Cardiovascular Systems President and CEO, stated, "Receiving FDA clearance for our new 60cm, 4 French (4 Fr) devices demonstrates CSI's commitment to advancing technology and expanding the interventional market. Our new 60cm Diamondback devices are compatible with 4 Fr introducer sheaths. 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