Bard taps Aramark alum as new CFO; Patients look to cloud tech as way to store images;

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> C. R. Bard ($BCR) has tapped Christopher Holland as senior VP and CFO, effective May 21. He previously held positions at Aramark and J.P. Morgan and Company. C.R. Bard release

> Alere posted a loss for Q1 in the wake of its Axis-Shield buy. The company's shares fell 7% on the news. Report | More

> Teleflex ($TFX) posted a Q1 loss with a sizeable goodwill impairment charge, but reaffirmed its 2012 profit and revenue growth forecast. News

> Big devicemakers like Boston Scientific ($BSX) are striking deals with wireless carriers to support products using GPS tech to locate patients. ABI Research estimates the market for GPS personal tracking devices will exceed $1 billion by 2017. Article

> OpGen is collaborating with In-Q-Tel on developing a new high-throughput sequence and genome-mapping pipeline for microbial genome analysis. OpGen release

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 @JohnCFierce: Targacept says so long to half a billion dollars; formally ends Targacept depression deal. Article | Follow @JohnCFierce

 @RyanMFierce: Medidata is on a roll; reports record $50.4M Q1 revenue. Bottom line looks good too. Report | Follow @RyanMFierce

> Supernus IPO spotlights perils, potential of going public. Story

> GSK development team tackles a new drug class at Yale. News

> AZ's new iMed R&D team forges first pact with Axerion. Article

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 @FiercePharma: Our latest and greatest ranking of highest-paid CEOs in pharma. Some you'd expect, some you wouldn't. Analysis | Follow @FiercePharma

>  Who's missing from the CEO pay list? Short answer: Europeans. Article

>  Avastin, Lucentis equally effective at improving vision, big study finds. News

>  Abbott tries to throw up roadblock to Humira biosim. Report

Biotech Research News

> Potential Alzheimer's treatment disrupts amyloid protein formation. Article

> Cleveland Clinic researcher seeks funds to advance breast cancer vaccine into human trials. News

> U.K. scientists map structure of crucial obesity receptor region. Story

Pharma Manufacturing News

> BASF moves some production from Illinois to Germany. Story

> Claris claims it has passed FDA plant inspection. Article

> Haemonetics, Pall ink $550M deal. News

And Finally... Patients are looking to "cloud" technology as a faster, more efficient way to store and distribute their medical images, according to the results of a project led by The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Release

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