GSK signs production deal for late-stage "bubble boy" program; Cryo-Cell explores a possible sale;

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> GlaxoSmithKline has signed a €5.5 million deal with MolMed to develop as production process for a gene therapy to be used in late-stage trials of a new treatment for the rare "bubble boy disease." Story

> Cryo-Cell International, which stores cord blood, is exploring a possible sale of the business. Release

> Shanghai MET Group says it is establishing an R&D base for stem cell biotechnology in Chongqing Municipality with the Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University. Report

> Fort Worth-based Healthpoint Biotherapeutics today announced positive topline results for its Phase IIb clinical trial investigating the efficacy of HP802-247 in venous leg ulcers. Release

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: Gilenya isn't worth the price, NICE says.  Story | Follow @FiercePharma  

> Bayer mulls bid for Pfizer's vet unit. Article

> Feds subpoena Merck in marketing probe. Details

> Botox gets EU green light as a bladder treatment. More

> Genentech pitches Avastin compromise to FDA. News

> S-P sales reps win another OT round. Story

> HHS backs off move to exclude Forest's CEO. Report

Biotech IT News

> IOM: US health record surveillance is needed. Report

> Google, Microsoft fight science-citation cyberwar online. Details

> Social network algorithm helps identify protein "communities." More

> "Systems biology" integrates all that's known about disease and humans. Story 

> CliniWorks says award-wining AccelFind finds better patients. News

> Bioclinica continues revenue growth streak. Article

Medical Device News

> UK oficial admits that he discussed Porton-M3 battle. Details

> Boston Sci invests $37M in Irish facility. More

> Knees help propel Smith & Nephew to a good Q2. News

> QIAGEN completes second submission of US companion diagnostic. Article

> Quidel gets CE mark for influenza assay. Report

> UPDATE: Medtronic gives Yale $2.5M grant to review Infuse. Story

And Finally...It turns out that the farther people migrated from the equator, the bigger their brains grew as people had to cope with less light. Release