FDA unveils new user fee pricing; Allergan reports jump in device sales;

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> The FDA has released its 2013 medical device review pricing structures, now made official by the latest renewal of the Medical Device User Fee Act. Item

> Allergan ($AGN) says net sales of its medical devices jumped 4% during its 2012 second quarter, or 8.7% on a constant currency basis. Overall, the company generated more than $1.46 billion in net sales during the quarter, 4.8% higher than the same period last year. Release

> Navidea Biopharmaceuticals has inked a deal with Alseres Pharmaceuticals to license a new imaging agent designed to help diagnose Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Release

> On the heels of news that Cook Medical has scrapped expansion plans to prepare for the 2.3% medical device tax, Indiana's News-Sentinel says the state will be particularly affected by the charge. Editorial

> Echo Therapeutics ($ECTE) says it has achieved positive clinical results using its needle-free, non-invasive, wireless transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system in major general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery patients. Release

> Medical device marketers can engage physicians digitally in many more ways than they used to not that long ago, according to one of the speakers at the 2nd Annual Digital Marketing of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis. Story

Biotech News

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Pharma News

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Drug Delivery News

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