Cook launches oral surgery devices; Life wins FDA nod for diagnostic;

 @FierceMedDev: Med tech incubator InCube Labs raises $30M in Texas expansion. More | Follow @FierceMedDev

 @MarkHFierce: The cosmetic laser industry is consolidating, in a deal that is pretty big (for the device industry. Release | Follow @MarkHFierce

 @DamianFierce: India wants to launch two independent committees to make sure clinical trials are ethical. Story | Follow @DamianFierce

> Cook Medical has launched a host of salivary duct access devices designed for minimally invasive surgery for obstructive salivary gland disease. More

> Life Technologies ($LIFE), through its partnership with diagnostics outfit Quidel, has received FDA clearance for a new C. difficile assay using its PCR testing platforms. Release

> Spectral Diagnostics ($SDI) has upped its private placement offering amount to $5.6 million, money it will use to fund a clinical trial of its sepsis diagnostic. News

> Echo Therapeutics ($ECTE) narrowed its losses in 2012 as it works to get its needle-free glucose monitor on the market around the world. Results

> Neuroscientists have demonstrated that implanting a photovoltaic polymer into the retina can restore light-sensing capabilities in patients. Article

> Lantos Technologies won FDA clearance for its 3D Ear Scanning System, designed to map ears for personal device fitting. Item

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech: New special report: Biopharma's Top R&D Spenders - 2012. Report | Follow @FierceBiotech

 @JohnCFierce: Updated AstraZeneca story. They buried the news on job cuts, thousands of relocations. Major upheaval. Story | Follow @JohnCFierce

 @RyanMFierce: CRO buys chunk of mobile outfit behind virtual Pfizer trial. Article | Follow @RyanMFierce

> AstraZeneca axes more staffers, relocates thousands in global R&D reshuffle. Story

> FDA readies final decisions on four big biotech drugs. More

> Genomics player Illumina whacked with hefty patent case loss. Article

Pharma News

 @FiercePharma: German pricing watchdog didn't like Bayer's data on Eylea. No add'l benefit, IQWiG says. Bayer will respond. Report | Follow @FiercePharma

 @EricPFierce: Greece urged to take new twist on compulsory licenses to get hands on cheaper drugs. Story | Follow @EricPFierce

> Abbott CEO scores $25M, while new AbbVie chief nets $8M. More

> AstraZeneca to cut 1,600 jobs in global reshuffle. Story

> Apotex, Waxman take sides against pharma in Supreme Court generics cases. Article

CRO News

> Sunshine Biopharma on the hunt for CMO partner. Item

> India deepens effort to regulate clinical trials. Article

> Ex-Aptuit researcher convicted of cooking Roche, AZ data. More

> BioClinica, CoreLab merge after buyouts. Report

> After CRO sell-off, Radiant doubles down on trial sites. Story

Biotech IT News

> CRO buys chunk of mobile outfit behind virtual Pfizer trial. Story

> BioClinica CEO: No cuts planned after CoreLab merger, private equity sale. Report

> Spiral Genetics scores $3M VC round from major backer. Item

> Novartis eyes cancer patients with two mobile apps for iPhone, Android. Article

> Genomic analysis startup scores VA contract for major study. More

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