Health Care Equipment companies shares up at 10 a.m.

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Shares of some top health care equipment companies are up at 10 a.m.:

Becton, Dickinson & Co. rose $1.28 or .9 percent, to $142.81.

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Patterson rose $.49 or 1.0 percent, to $47.44.

PerkinElmer rose $.57 or 1.1 percent, to $51.56.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. rose $1.75 or 1.3 percent, to $133.85.

Varian Medical Systems Inc. rose $1.28 or 1.4 percent, to $95.06.

Waters rose $.68 or .5 percent, to $125.09.