Intarcia inks antibody deal with Numab; Sanofi moves toward GLP-1 filing;

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> Intarcia Therapeutics partnered up with Switzerland's Numab to develop new antibodies for metabolic and autoimmune diseases, paying an undisclosed up-front payment to expand its pipeline beyond the Phase III ITCA 650. More

> AbbVie ($ABBV) signed a deal with C2N Diagnostics to get its hands on some anti-tau protein antibodies for Alzheimer's disease. News

> Amgen ($AMGN) submitted evolocumab, its PCSK9-blocking treatment for high cholesterol, for Japanese approval. Item

> Sanofi ($SNY) says its GLP-1 diabetes drug lixisenatide didn't increase cardiovascular risks in a late-stage outcomes study, clearing the way for an FDA submission. Story

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> Philips to help fund HealthTech refocus with 2016 lighting biz IPO. Story

> GE tech hub develops innovative handheld probe for bedsore monitoring. Article

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> GSK's Breo for asthma? FDA panel says yes--but only in adults. News

> Merck KGaA to tap Oschmann as new CEO, sources report. Report

> Judge says Novartis can launch biosimilar of Amgen's Neupogen. Article