ALSO NOTED: ISTO wraps financing deal; Chiron facility found acceptable; Pharmaxis trial hits endpoint; and much more...

> St. Louis-based ISTO Technologies has completed a $10.8 million financing package. Release

> Chiron announced that an FDA inspection of its Liverpool facility found that it was "generally acceptable." Release

> Australia's Pharmaxis announced that a Phase II trial of Bronchitol in patients with cystic fibrosis hit its primary endpoint of improved lung function. Release

> Researchers say that low blood flow to the brain may be a cause of dementia. Article

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