NEW YORK, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- QED International Associates Inc., administrator for the HealthShares(TM) Indexes, a series of 20 underlying indexes for the HealthShares(TM) Exchange-Traded Funds, today announced that effective at the opening of trading on Monday April 7, 2008, BARCO (BAR.BR) will replace Possis Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: POSS) in the HealthShares(TM) Cardio Devices Index. Possis is being acquired by Bayer AG (NYSE: BAY).
Companies included in the HealthShares(TM) Cardio Devices Index are engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and commercialization of medical devices for the treatment of cardiac, vascular, and endovascular disorders and diseases.
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QED International, based in New York, is a leading financial industry consulting firm specializing in quantitative modeling and the design, development and maintenance of indexes and Exchange Traded Funds. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.qedinternational.com.
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