Cook Medical's Zilver stent shines with three-year data; Doctor accused of submitting false device data;

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> Cook Medical is touting three-year data for its Zilver PTX stent, designed to treat femoropopliteal disease. The device is pending FDA approval. More

> A new study finds that Second Sight Medical Products' Argus II retinal implant helped a majority of blind patients identify motion. The device recently won an approval recommendation from an FDA panel. News

> Last month, the FDA rejected Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' ($NAVB) application for the diagnostic aid Lymphoseek. Now, the company says it has met with the agency and will address the third-party manufacturing issues that halted its first application. Statement

> Quanterix said its single molecule digital diagnostic test appears to detect HIV with much more sensitivity than conventional immunoassays. Release

> IBA, a Belgian cancer diagnosis and therapy company, has sold nearly $13 million worth of specialized sterilization units as part of three separate deals in Asia. Story

> A doctor in the United Kingdom is accused of knowingly submitting false data in a trial involving NMT Medical's StarFlex device to treat migraines. Item

> Amarantus BioSciences has acquired an option to license the the LymPro Alzheimer's Diagnostic Blood Test from Memory Dx (formerly Provista Life Sciences). The test, initially developed in Germany is ready to advance into Phase II trials. Release

Biotech News

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 @RyanMFierce: GSK will decide whether to grant access to the ID-less patient data based on scientific merit. Sounds subjective, but progress nonetheless. | Follow @RyanMFierce

> Sanofi argues its R&D costs are too high, but backs down on Toulouse. Story

> Will GlaxoSmithKline's transparency pledge force pharma rivals to open up? Article

Pharma News

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> Another compounding group shuts amid outbreak. Article

> Glaxo pledges to unveil all trial data, good, bad or ugly. Item

> Minister: Jobs at Sanofi's Toulouse site mostly safe. Story

Pharma Manufacturing News

> Novasep investing in another API expansion. News

> Auctus Pharma API plant in India catches fire. Report

> Merck opens $21M Jakarta packaging plant. Story

Vaccines News

> GSK, Aeras partner for TB vaccine trial. More

> Merck taps Vaxxas for Nanopatch vaccine delivery. Story

> Pfizer's Prevnar 13 posts positive late-stage data. Report

> Takeda snaps up LigoCyte for $60M. Item