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Boston Sci moves deeper into oncology with $70M+ purchase from CeloNova

Cardiovascular-focused Boston Scientific is moving deeper into oncology and expanding its vascular offerings with the purchase of the interventional radiology portfolio of CeloNova BioSciences. The deal with the San Antonio, TX-based startup involves a $70 million upfront payment with additional, undisclosed regulatory and sales milestones.

Israeli med tech studies breath test in clinical trial for obesity-related cirrhosis candidate

The clinical evaluation of cirrhosis can rely upon a whole range of standard medical tests including hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG), liver biopsy results, and liver stiffness testing. But Israeli med tech Exalenz Bioscience is working to develop a breath test for its BreathID system that could offer accurate diagnosis and monitoring for a version of the disease, NASH cirrhosis in a Phase II clinical trial with biotech micro-cap Galectin Therapeutics.

Surefire Medical raises $11M to back its microcatheter oncology infusion system

Colorado-based startup Surefire Medical has raised $11 million to help market its microcatheter-based infusion system to deliver embolic agents to liver cancer. The Surefire Infusion System was cleared by the FDA in 2011, but it's in ongoing testing by external investigators to see how it compares to a standard end-hole microcatheter.

Bayer's Nexavar falls short in new liver cancer trial

Bayer and Onyx Pharmaceuticals' Nexavar has seen a lot of success as a liver cancer treatment, but as an adjuvant therapy for liver cancer, it could be awhile--if ever. On Tuesday, the drug missed its target in a Phase III trial, failing to meet the study's main goal of improving recurrence-free survival.

Targeted gold nanoshells radiate heat to improve cancer drug effect

Researchers in China published an article in the journal Biomedical Materials demonstrating the drug-delivery potential of new gold nanoshells for cancer that also use hyperthermic effects to bring toxic cancer drugs to tumors with fewer side effects.

Delcath slashes U.S. staff by 20% after FDA-panel disaster

Queensbury, NY-based Delcath plans to fire 20% of its U.S. workforce to conserve cash and concentrate resources in Europe, where the company has CE mark clearance for its drug-device combo.

Germany grants reimbursement for Delcath's chemo delivery tech

Germany's federal healthcare reimbursement program approved Delcath Systems' Chemosat with a Value 4 status.

Celsion shares routed after PhIII liver cancer study flops

Celsion was the center of a considerable amount of market buzz over the last year as the small biotech pushed a late-stage cancer drug through a Phase III liver cancer study. Its stock price tripled as investors rode a swell of enthusiasm that Celsion could beat the tough odds that face any small-cap company trying to make it all the way through an oncology program.

Celsion snags up to $100M Chinese pharma tie-up ahead of PhIII cancer data

Celsion ($CLSN) grabbed $5 million in a development deal with China's Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical, which has shown interest in advancing Celsion's ThermoDox product in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Scripps drug reduces, reverses fatty liver disease

A team at The Scripps Research Institute has developed a compound that reduced and even reversed fatty liver disease in animals, and had the added bonus of reducing plasma cholesterol levels.