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> Bausch + Lomb gained an FDA signoff for a new posterior chamber intraocular lens designed, in part, to correct for astigmatism. Release

> Allegheny General Hospital researchers in Pittsburgh are testing a new dissolvable coronary stent. Story

> Hologic ($HOLX) won FDA approval for 2-D imaging software designed for mammography screenings. Item

> Covidien ($COV) says its new bronchoscopy diagnostic system has been included in the new American College of Chest Physicians guidelines to help diagnose and manage lung cancer. Release

> Cancer Genetics ($CGIX) has signed on with MultiPlan, and the company will market Cancer Genetics' diagnostic tests to its network of more than 900,000 healthcare providers in the U.S. News

> ALung Technologies will work with Curative Medical to pursue regulatory approval in China for its Hemolung Respiratory Assist System. Release

> Ariosa Diagnostics has expanded its Harmony prenatal test to include twin pregnancies naturally conceived or conceived using the patient's own egg. More

Biotech News

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 @JohnCFierce: Bayer bolsters campaign for PAH drug riociguat with positive long-term data. More | Follow @JohnCFierce

 @RyanMFierce: Interviewed Regeneron's Yancopoulos, biotech's highest paid exec in 2012, about promising allergy drug and success recipe. Story | Follow @RyanMFierce

> Novo nabs anti-infectives outfit in $700M buyout. More

> Pfizer picks up the pieces after its armed antibody crashes in PhIII. Article

> Analysts question Teva's blockbuster expectations on drug makeovers. Story

Pharma News

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 @EricPFierce: Women sue Apotex over manufacturing issues that led to too many placebos and unexpected pregnancies. More | Follow @EricPFierce

> Warner Chilcott CEO up for $9.2M handshake after Actavis deal. News

> Novo A/S snatches up antibacterials-maker Xellia as part of new investment strategy. Article

> Will U.K. watchdogs change their minds on Avastin in ovarian cancer? More

Biotech Research News

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> Researchers pinpoint protein involved in cancer cell death. Item

> Alnylam reports positive preclinical results for RNAi therapy to treat rare metabolic disease. More

> Drug boosts effectiveness of radiation therapy for brain tumors. Story

> Scientists use cloning method to create embryonic stem cells. Article

Pharma Manufacturing News

> Novartis' Sandoz unit recalls products from U.S., Poland. News

> Chinese drugmaker fights counterfeiting in Africa with SMS technology. More

> Impax brings in big guns to get on top of manufacturing problems. Story

> Apotex sued over problems on contraceptive packaging line. Article

> Gorsky pleads with employees to think quality. More