BioLineRx shares soar (again) on hep C pact; Anacor shares slide after GSK halts trials;

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> When Israel's BioLineRx announced a recent deal to in-license a preclinical hepatitis C drug from Genoscience, its shares soared on speculation that the move put the company in line for a potential takeover. This morning the biotech reported that it in-licensed a second preclinical hepatitis C drug from the same company, and its shares rocketed up 34%. And that is likely to underscore feelings among many that hep C stocks are becoming notoriously volatile. Release

> Anacor shares ($ANAC) tanked this morning after it announced that its partner GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) had suspended four studies of GSK2251052, an anti-infection treatment. The suspension was triggered by a microbiological finding in some patients. Story

> Albion Ventures and Solon Ventures are injecting $2.4 million into Xceleron, a move that will help pay for the relocation of senior analytics staff to a new facility in Germantown, MD. Some of those staffers are coming from the U.K. Release

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IT News

> Researchers create software-based 3-D genome map. Story

> Supercomputing supports genetic, cancer research in Arizona. Article

> Median Technologies, Sanofi sign medical imaging deal. News

> Norway's sequencing project will need major IT infrastructure. More

> Oracle announces new round of projects in IT, clinical trials. Piece

Medical Device News

> Apollo Endosurgery secures $47.6M to launch surgical tools. News

> GAO report finds some hospitals paying more for devices. Report

> Smith & Nephew, Kensey Nash impress with earnings announcements. Article

> DNA-sequencing penetrates Norway's healthcare system. Story

> ALung scores $10M in Series B. News

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