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> Cambridge, MA-based Genocea Biosciences named Katrine Bosley, the former CEO of Avila, as its new chairman of the board. Release (PDF)

> Relvar, a new lung drug from GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) and Theravance ($THRX) , has been approved in Europe to treat asthma and COPD. Story

> Isis Pharmaceuticals ($ISIS) earned a $5 million milestone following GlaxoSmithKline's ($GSK) designation of ISIS-GSK4Rx as a development candidate to treat an undisclosed ocular disease. Release

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> Varian Medical eyes repurchase of 6 million more shares through 2014. Item

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> GlaxoSmithKline CEO: Big Pharma has to be willing to concede in India. News

> Princeton weighs emergency vaccine campaign with Novartis' Bexsero shot. More

> Takeda's new outsider CFO charged with $1B cost-cutting plan. Article

CRO News

> Post-merger PRA makes another buy, grabbing CRI Lifetree. More

> WuXi boosts outlook as Chinese CRO market swells. Story

> Icon rolls out data visualization tech for adaptive trials. News

> Quintiles expands trial monitoring to slash study costs. Article

> Report: Medpace up for $1.2B sale as CRO M&A heats up. Report

> Catalent cuts ribbon on Chinese trial-supply facility. Item

Biotech IT News

> Falling cost of next-gen sequencing to drive informatics boom. News

> Pfizer takes steps to protect itself from BlackBerry's woes. More

> Validic raises cash to turn mHealth app output into data hose. Piece

> Pfizer finally takes control of Twitter account. Item

> EMA warns of possible delay to final trial data transparency policy. Article

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