Physicians Endoscopy acquires Ohio center, 5 commercial insurers initiate Cologuard coverage & more – 5 recent GI/endoscopy company key notes

Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.

A BMO Capital analyst upgraded AbbVie stock from "market perform" to "outperform," according to a Bidness ETC report.

In the first quarter of this year, Cologuard from Exact Sciences received coverage from five commercial health plans.

Janssen Sciences Ireland, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced that clinical data for simeprevir, its hepatitis C virus treatment, will be presented at The International Liver Congress 2015 of the European Association for the Study of the Liver in Vienna, from April 22 to 26.

Physicians Endoscopy acquired the Endoscopy Center of West Central Ohio in Lima. On April 1, Physicians Endoscopy and Gastro-Intestinal Associates finalized the joint venture.

US Endoscopy released its Histolock Resection Device. The device has a stiff monofilament wire. It is designed to resect flat lesions during difficult polypectomy procedures, such as endoscopic mucosal resection,

If you have a question, issue or note to suggest on a GI/endoscopy company please contact Carrie Pallardy at cpallardy@beckershealthcare.com.

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