Danaher's quarterly income jumps 20%; 4-year plan aims to add medtech jobs in Ireland;

> Danaher ($DHR) saw its fourth-quarter income jump 20% as it realized the benefits of its acquisition of Beckman Coulter. Report

> Ireland's medical technology industry produced investment plans worth more than €170 million and announced 875 jobs, according to the Irish Medical Device Association's report featuring a four-year plan that is poised to create more jobs and bring in more investment. Item

> TearScience has received FDA clearance for its next-generation product of its LipiFlow thermal pulsation system, which treats evaporative dry eye by liquefying and evacuating obstructions in meibomian glands located in the eyelids. TearScience release

> Bovie Medical ($BVX) has received FDA clearance to market its J-Plasma handpiece with a retractable cutting feature for soft tissue coagulation during surgery. Bovie release

> Medical device manufacturer ISPG plans to begin construction of its new global headquarters in Lakewood Ranch, FL, soon after moving from Connecticut. News

> Toshiba America Medical Systems has won FDA clearance of the Aquilion Prime CT system. The Aquilion Prime was designed to perform a variety of advanced clinical examinations and produce images with reduced radiation exposure. Toshiba release

And Finally... MedCity News has released its nominees for the toughest (and worst) jobs in healthcare. Story