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Becton Dickinson

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Becton Dickinson annoucnes FDA approval of new HPV test

BD announced that it has received pre-market approval from the FDA for the BD Onclarity HPV assay. The test detects 14 types of high-risk human papillomavirus, or HPV, from specimens collected for cervical cancer screening in the BD SurePath liquid based cytology vial. The BD Onclarity HPV assay also identifies HPV genotypes 16, 18, and 45, which are associated with the majority of cervical cancers worldwide, and are disproportionally responsible for up to 94 percent of glandular cervical cancer cases. In evaluating the test, the FDA reviewed data collected during a multi-year, prospective, multi-center clinical trial conducted in the US that included more than 33,500 vaccinated and non- vaccinated women. The BD Onclarity HPV assay may be used in accordance with clinical guidelines for cervical cancer screening and management to identify the presence of high-risk HPV types. The test is clinically validated for use as a primary screening test, for triaging patients with abnormal Pap test results and to be used in combination with a Pap test. The BD Onclarity HPV assay provides information that together with the physician's assessment and professional guidelines, may be used to inform clinical decision-making. BD intends to seek approval in future submissions for reporting of HPV types beyond 16, 18 and 45 consistent with the extended genotyping capabilities of the assay's design and aligned with evolving cervical cancer screening guidelines.

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01/19/18
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Becton Dickinson reinstated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Bob Hopkins reinstated Becton Dickinson with a Buy and $260 price target saying he sees upside to revenue estimates from CR Bard deal synergies.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Becton Dickinson (BDX) reinstated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 2. athenahealth (ATHN) initiated with an In Line at Evercore ISI. 3. Corbus Pharmaceuticals (CRBP) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James. 4. Trade Desk (TTD) initiated with a Buy at Stifel. 5. Intellipharmaceutics (IPCI) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/06/18
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Becton Dickinson price target raised to $260 from $223 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk raised his price target for Becton Dickinson to $260 from $223 following "good" Q1 results and guidance that looks conservative. The analyst believes Becton Dickinson is poised to keep grinding out higher results which in turn will keep the stock moving incrementally higher. He reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.

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