Euro biotechs eye paths to Wall Street; Valeant cutting 258 Salix jobs;

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> European biotech companies are increasingly allured by the prospect of going public in the U.S., swayed by comparative optimism and favorable regulations. Item

> Valeant ($VRX) has begun cutting staff at Salix Pharmaceuticals, its latest acquisition. The company is eyeing 258 layoffs as part of an effort to save $500 million. News

Medical Device News

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@StacyALawrence: ICYMI: FDA to investigate Bayer's birth control device after allegations of trial fraud. Story | Follow @StacyALawrence

@VarunSaxena2: ICYMI: Medtronic tries again in renal denervation after previous trial failure. Article | Follow @VarunSaxena2

@EmilyWFierce: Medtronic grabs artificial pancreas tech from Israeli devicemaker. Report | Follow @EmilyWFierce

> U.S. health insurers consider new curbs on morcellators amid regulatory pushback. Article

> Medtronic pays feds $4.4 million over DOJ allegations that it falsely labeled devices as made in the USA. Story

Pharma News

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@CarlyHFierce: ICYMI: Pfizer shutters vaccine sales business in China after Prevenar setback. Story | Follow @CarlyHFierce

> Valeant starts $500M in Salix cost-cutting with 250 layoffs. Article

> Amgen CEO Bradway collects a $14M pay package on record-breaking revenue. Report

Animal Health News

> TVAX pours $2M funding round into canine osteosarcoma drug. More

> UN launches global campaign to wipe out ruinous sheep and goat virus. Article

> Under pressure, Zoetis pulls arsenic-based poultry drug from market. News

> Homeland Security names program manager for new NBAF facility in Kansas. Story

> Texas Tech scientists discover that antibiotic-resistant bugs from cattle lots are airborne. Report

Biotech IT News

> Celgene, Genentech back clinical trial enrollment challenge. News

> Potency prediction software helps Schrödinger land $120M Sanofi deal. Report

> Genentech begins search for bioinformatics chief after Gentleman leaves for 23andMe. Story

> 23andMe-style sequencing project taps Facebook in pursuit of 20,000 participants. Article

> Genome Canada makes $24M pivot to bolster bioinformatics capabilities. More

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