Apogenix raises 7.5M euros; Cornerstone buys Cardiokine; Xoma nabs $10M loan;

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@JohnCFierce: Germany's Apogenix raises €7.5M for glioblastoma drug work. Release | Follow @JohnCFierce

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> Germany's Apogenix GmbH has banked a 7.5 million euro round led by dievini Hopp BioTech holding GmbH. The biotech is working on a new treatment for glioblastoma. Release

> Cornerstone Therapeutics has struck a deal to buy Cardiokine for a modest down payment of $1 million and up to $147 million based on the future success of the biotech's heart drugs. News

> Xoma ($XOMA) has lined up a $10 million loan from GE Capital to help fund clinical trials of its lead drug. Story

> Abbott Biotech Ventures has made an unspecified investment in NeuroGenetic Pharmaceuticals, which is working on Alzheimer's. Release

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: Pennsylvania appeals court affirms $45M in Prempro damages; Pfizer says it'll go to state supreme court. Report | Follow @FiercePharma

> Pfizer gains ground in India, but Abbott still rules. Article

> Lilly surprises with lower-than-expected 2012 forecast. News

> FDA restricts some antibiotics in livestock. Item

Vaccine News

> Study: Most girls who get HPV vax say they see need to practice safe sex. Item

> FDA approves Pfizer's Prevnar 13 for adults over 50. Article

> Vaccine combo shows early promise against AIDS. Story

> Preclinical data in hand, Tetragenetics seeks partners for vaccine platform. Report

> GSK's genital herpes vaccine gets disappointing results. Article

> Argentina fines GSK $93K for Synflorix vaccine trial. News

Manufacturing News

> Novartis adds OTC drug plant to GMP fix list. News

> AZ starts work on record-setting plant in China. Item

> Report: Big Pharma finds Indian collaborations costly. Story

> Pharma fires, pollution targeted in India. More

> Hospira enters angry-investor phase of remediation. Article

> Expired-drug take vs. toss debate gets new vetting. Story

And Finally... After gaining encouraging primate data for an experimental AIDS vaccine developed by J&J ($JNJ) and the U.S. military, investigators say they're ready to start testing it in human studies. Report