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> Agenus ($AGEN) is acquiring a biologics manufacturing plant from Xoma ($XOMA) for $5 million. More

> Startup Alzheon has launched a pair of clinical trials to prepare its Alzheimer's disease candidate for Phase III development. The company raised $10 million to support the project earlier this year. News

> Cellectis ($CLLS), developing an off-the-shelf version of CAR-T technology, said it's therapy for hard-to-treat leukemia posted positive results in an early-stage study. Item

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> GAO study finds 510(k)-cleared devices account for 94% of unplanned postmarket safety studies. More

> Theranos scouts out new lab director amid testing fallout. Article

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> Medicaid calls on Gilead, AbbVie to answer hep C drug pricing questions. Report

> Dr. Reddy's feels FDA heat, gets warning letter for three plants. Story

> Sanofi puts 2 units on the block, commits to $1.6B in cuts to turn business around. Article

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