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November 17, 2010 08:24 ET

Opinions on Stryker Corp. and Boston Scientific Corporation -- Mixed Results for Medical Equipment Makers

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Medical Equipment manufacturers saw mixed results in the past quarter as a number of factors worked for and against them. Healthcare reform and new taxes strained revenues for all companies within the industry. Improved revenues from devices primarily used by the elderly were a positive though. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the medical instruments & supplies industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Stryker Corp. and Boston Scientific Corporation; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

Despite the effect it had on profit margins, equipment makers appear better adjusted to the sweeping healthcare reform that went into effect earlier this year. Some companies are even benefiting from the new pool of patients that are now covered as a result of the healthcare overhaul. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the medical instruments & supplies industry.

Healthcare reform helped millions of patients over the age of 60 to receive coverage. Coupled with a rapidly growing senior population, the demand for devices from elderly patients has gone up significantly. Pace maker and neurovascular device revenues improved significantly in recent months. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Moving forward, healthcare reform is becoming less of an obstacle, and in some cases has provided a boost to revenues. The expanding elderly population should also continue to help demand for several types of cardiovascular and neurovascular medical devices.

On October 19th, two players in this industry, namely Medical Instruments & Supplies and Boston Scientific Corporation, released their financial readings with both companies posting upbeat results. Investors looking for free research on Stryker Corp. and Boston Scientific Corporation are welcome to sign up at or

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