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Quest Diagnostics (DGX), the provider of diagnostic information services, announced Thursday it is partnering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) for COVID-19 program. The CDC chose Quest following a competitive bid. However, financial...

Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GLMD) reported results showing significant effects of Aramchol in pre-clinical model of both lung and gastrointestinal fibrosis. The company said treatment with Aramchol resulted in statistically significant fibrosis improvement in a validated bleomycin model of lung fibrosis,...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated Annovis Bio Inc. (ANVS) may proceed with the phase 3 clinical study of buntanetap for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, the company said in a statement. In Thursday pre-market trade, ANVS was trading at $14.59 up $1.33 or 10.03 percent. The company...

Meridian Bioscience Inc. (VIVO) said that it agreed to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transaction. As per the terms of the deal, Meridian shareholders will receive $34.00 per share in cash, which represents a premium of approximately 32% over Meridian's closing...

Helen of Troy Ltd. (HELE) announced Thursday first-quarter net income of $24.6 million or $1.02 per share, down from $57.0 million or $2.31 per share in the prior-year quarter. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $2.41 per share, compared to $3.48 per share in the year-ago quarter....

MediWound Ltd. (MDWD) reported positive results from U.S. prospective, open-label, single-arm, phase 2 clinical study of EscharEx for the debridement of lower leg ulcers. The data showed that EscharEx could effectively debride wounds while disrupting biofilm and lowering bacterial load. "The data...

Park Aerospace Corp. (PKE) reported first quarter net earnings before special items of $1.91 million compared to $2.76 million, prior year. Earnings per share before special items was $0.09 compared to $0.13. Net earnings was $1.91 million compared to $2.75 million, last year. Earnings per share was...

Medical device company BIOLASE, Inc. (BIOL) announced Thursday the appointments of Jennifer Bright to Chief Financial Officer and Steven Sandor to Chief Operating Officer. These promotions are effective immediately, and the positions will report to John Beaver, BIOLASE's President and Chief Executive...

Shares of Nordex AG (NRDXF.PK) were gaining around 4 percent in the morning trading in Germany after the wind turbine maker reported Thursday higher order intake in the second quarter with strong demand. Separately, the company said it received order for 59 MW in Finland from Falck Renewables. In...

TIM said its Board has given a mandate to the CEO, Pietro Labriola, to carry out all activities to achieve the strategic objective of overcoming vertical integration and reducing the company's debt level through the transfer and valorisation of certain Group assets. The management outlined to the Board...

With respect to the procedure for the fulfilment of the obligation to purchase, to be carried out by Generali on the ordinary shares of Cattolica, Consob has determined the consideration of 6.75 euros for each share of Cattolica tendered in the procedure. The total maximum amount that will be paid by...

Essentra Plc (ESNT.L, FLRAF), a British packaging solutions provider, Thursday reported strong performance, with second-quarter like-for-like revenue growth of 9 percent and first-half revenue growth of 14 percent for the continuing business. Looking ahead for fiscal 2022, the company expects adjusted...

Shares of LG Electronics Inc. (LGEPF.OB) were gaining around 3 percent in South Korean trading after the electronics major reported Thursday a 15 percent year-over-year increase in second-quarter revenues to 19.5 trillion Korean won. Operating profit for the second quarter would be 791.7 billion won,...

Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) is in advanced talks to acquire Seagen Inc. (SGEN) in a deal that could be worth roughly $40 billion or more, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The companies are discussing a price for Seagen above $200 per share, the report specified. Merck...

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (SMSN.L, SSNNF.OB, SSNLF.OB) expects that its second-quarter operating profit will rise about 11.38 percent from last year, helped by strong semiconductor business despite slowing demand for smartphones and home appliances. It projects quarterly sales will increase 20.94 percent. The...

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