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 PresentationOperator
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.