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Conference Schedules, Upcoming Marathon Applications, Revised Guidance, and Acquisitions - Analyst Notes on Celgene, Medtronic, Alexion, Quest Diagnostics, and Illumina

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN), Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE: DGX) and Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


Celgene Corporation Analyst Notes

On its events page, Celgene Corporation (Celgene) posted the schedule of two upcoming conferences that the Company will participate in during the ongoing month. Celgene will be a part of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, which will be held from March 21 to March 25, 2014. The Company will also take part in the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, which will take place from March 26 to March 29, 2014.  The full analyst notes on Celgene Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


Medtronic, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 10, 2014, Medtronic, Inc. (Medtronic) announced that the applications for runners around the world who benefit from medical technology to represent their country on the 2014 Medtronic Global Heroes team are now open. According to Medtronic, up to 25 runners will be chosen to receive a paid entry for themselves and a guest to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC 10 Mile. The Company informed that the 2014 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon weekend will take place from October 3 to October 5, 2014, and that the deadline for application is April 25, 2014. The full analyst notes on Medtronic, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 10, 2014, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Alexion) revised its previously announced 2014 financial guidance for net product sales and non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS). Alexion stated that its 2014 net revenue guidance has been increased to a range of $2,150 to $2,170 million from its prior guidance range of $2,000 to $2,020 million. The Company said that it will record increased revenue in 2014 related to an agreement that brings to conclusion discussions with the French government and which positively impacts prospective reimbursement of Soliris. Non-GAAP EPS is now expected in the range of $4.37 to $4.47, up from the Company's previous expectation of $3.70 to $3.80. The full analyst notes on Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Quest Diagnostics Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, Quest Diagnostics Inc. (Quest Diagnostics) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Summit Health - a leading provider of on-site prevention and wellness programs mainly for employees. Steve Rusckowski, President and CEO, Quest Diagnostics, stated "This acquisition supports Quest Diagnostics' five-point strategy, which includes restoring growth and driving disciplined capital deployment. One of our capital deployment objectives is to grow one to two percent a year through strategically aligned, accretive acquisitions." Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The full analyst notes on Quest Diagnostics Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Illumina, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 10, 2014, Illumina, Inc. (Illumina) and WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. announced that the Wuxi Genome Center has purchased an Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system. The Company informed that HiSeq X Ten is the world's first platform to deliver full coverage human genomes. Illumina stated that the purchase will enable WuXi's clinical genomic services to expand from the current target panel, exome, and transcriptome scale sequencing to population genome scale sequencing, putting the world's most advanced gene sequencing capability in the hands of the leading pharmaceutical R&D services company in the Asia Pacific region. "This investment in cutting-edge gene sequencing technology significantly strengthens WuXi's broad, integrated platform of R&D services," said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and CEO of WuXi PharmaTech. "It advances our mission of enabling anyone and any company to use our R&D platform to discover and develop innovative medicines to benefit the world's patients." The full analyst notes on Illumina, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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