Abiomed completes enrollment in new Impella heart pump study; China is tightening its med device regulatory enforcement;

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> Abiomed ($ABMD) has completed enrollment in an IDE study for its Impella RP percutaneous heart pump. Release

> ProTom International in Texas gained 510(k) clearance for a new proton therapy device to treat patients with cancer. Release

> China is tightening its medical device regulatory supervision and enforcement. Item

> Medrobotics in Massachusetts gained a CE mark approval for its new robot-assisted surgical device designed for otolaryngology surgery. Story

> A group of UCSF researchers has come up with a wireless device that can be inserted into a pregnant woman's vagina and send an alert when premature labor may be happening. Story

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: Biotechs bag $170M in IPO cash as a booming quarter winds down. Article | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: Sanofi launches a vaccine R&D program with blockbuster Prevnar 13 in its sights. News | Follow @JohnCFierce

@DamianFierce: Liver risks put another Geron trial on ice, but the damage has largely been done already. More | Follow @DamianFierce

@EmilyMFierce: Survey: 1 in 5 Americans think doctors know vaccines cause autism. Story via FierceVaccines | Follow @EmilyMFierce

> GlaxoSmithKline's cancer vaccine MAGE-A3 suffers its second PhIII flop. More

> Sanofi launches a vaccine R&D program with blockbuster Prevnar 13 in its sights. Coverage

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: Pay-for-delay: Is cash the only antitrust test that matters in patent settlements? Story | Follow @FiercePharma

@TracyStaton: Should gastro specialist Salix snap up Furiex and its IBS drug candidate? More | Follow @TracyStaton

@EricPFierce: Even an OTC drugmaker can have research published in New England Journal of Medicine. News | Follow @EricPFierce

@CarlyHFierce: Valeant's CEO, a crackerjack cost-cutter, seeks more 'fat' companies to buy. Piece | Follow @CarlyHFierce

> J&J blazes a new pharma trail with industry's first designer-in-chief. Article

> AstraZeneca unveils direct-to-patient Nexium sales to fend off generic rivals. More

Pharma Manufacturing News

> Novartis CEO predicts generic industry fallout as quality takes center stage. Story

> FDA jumps compounder for making unapproved domperidone. News

> FDA cuts U.S. plant inspections while boosting them overseas. Story

> Indian regulator finds number of substandard drugs on the rise. Article

> Parexel opens Singapore distribution facility. Story

> OTC maker has discovery published in New England Journal of Medicine. Brief

Vaccines News

> Novartis to submit Bexsero to FDA in Q2. News

> 1 in 5 Americans think doctors know vaccines cause autism. Survey

> Amgen posts positive PhIII data as judgment day for cancer vaccine bet nears. News

> Failure of sexual health clinics to offer HPV vaccine leaves high-risk groups vulnerable. Story

> Circassia begins trading in London following successful IPO. News

> Sanofi inks a Korean alliance to develop a pneumococcal vaccine. Brief

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