updated 5/10/2010 1:05:29 PM ET 2010-05-10T17:05:29

Shares of some top health care equipment companies are up at noon:

Becton Dickinson rose $1.68 or 2.3 percent, to $75.34.

Covidien rose $1.26 or 2.9 percent, to $44.95.

Millipore rose $.24 or .2 percent, to $106.05.

Patterson rose $1.20 or 4.1 percent, to $30.70.

PerkinElmer rose $1.17 or 5.3 percent, to $23.40.

Thermo Fisher rose $2.07 or 4.0 percent, to $53.48.

Varian Medical rose $2.14 or 4.2 percent, to $53.07.

Waters rose $3.75 or 5.7 percent, to $69.86.

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