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Thoratec's CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Thoratec Corporation (THOR)

Q3 2011 Earnings Call

November 1, 2011 04:30 pm ET

Executives

Taylor Harris - Senior Director, IR and Business Development

Gary Burbach - President & CFO

Roxanne Oulman - Interim CFO

Analysts

Larry Biegelsen - Wells Fargo

Jason Mills - Canaccord

Bob Hopkins - Bank of America

Chris Pasquale - JPMorgan

Thomas Gunderson - Piper Jaffray

Rajeev Jashnani - UBS

Matt Taylor - Barclays Capital

Jayson Bedford - Raymond James

Bruce Nudell - Credit Suisse

Suraj Kalia - Rodman & Renshaw

Duane Nash - Wedbush Securities

Chris Sassouni - Eagle Asset Management

Presentation

Operator

Good day and welcome to the Thoratec Corporation's third quarter earnings 2011 conference call. Today's conference is being recorded. At this time, I'd like to turn the conference over to Mr. Taylor Harris. Please go ahead sir.

Taylor Harris

Thank you. Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today. With me are Gary Burbach, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Roxanne Oulman, the company's Interim Chief Financial Officer. Gary will discuss the key events of the company since our last call and Roxanne will review the financial results for the quarter and provide an update on guidance for 2011. We will then open the call to your questions.

Before turning the call over to Gary, I want to remind you that during the course of today's conference call and the question-and-answer session that follows, we may make projections or other forward-looking statements that are subject to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Securities laws regarding future events or the financial performance of the company.

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