GE invests in ultrasound-disinfecting device; Cambridge looks at how to speed up device marketing;

@FierceMedDev: The FDA is investigating how 75,000 pages of confidential, device-related docs got leaked online. Item | Follow @FierceMedDev

 @MarkHFierce: Kinetic Concepts is slashing 300 more jobs, bringing its 2012 total to 427. Story | Follow @MarkHFierce

 @DamianFierce: Thermo Fisher is dropping $925M on One Lambda, looking to beef up its diagnostics offerings. More | Follow @DamianFierce

> GE ($GE) is investing $7.5 million in Nanosonic, an Australian medical device startup developing a tech that can disinfect ultrasound probes in 7 minutes. News

> A researcher at Cambridge is looking at ways to streamline the approval process medical devices face before reaching the market, advocating better evaluation in early-stage development. Article

> After his success turning around GE Healthcare, Medtronic ($MDT) CEO Omar Ishrak faces high expectations at his new post. Report

> Roche ($RHHBY) is launching a new blood gas analyzer for hospital use, a diagnostic device designed that has virtually eliminated the introduction of blood clots that slow analyzers down. Release

Pharma News

 @FiercePharma: Forest's latest letter to shareholders: Don't vote for ‪Icahn‬ nominees; they're conflicted. More | Follow @FiercePharma

> Under pressure, Par agrees to $1.9 private equity buyout. News

> Ex-AstraZeneca chief forfeits up to £3.5M in exit pay. Story

> Sleep aid Ambien linked to another high-profile driving mishap. Item

> Glaxo nabs HGS for $3B after months of wrangling. Report

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech: Quintiles, Allscripts to tap health ‪IT‬ data for drug research. Item | Follow @FierceBiotech

 @JohnCFierce: Ugh, venture investors rank biotech among the basement dwellers in terms of tech confidence. More | Follow @JohnCFierce

 @RyanMFierce: Diabetes care goes Big Data. Sanofi has awarded n4a Diabetes Care $100K to advance ‪Big Data analysis. Release | Follow @RyanMFierce

> Juventas snags $22M B round for mid-stage stem cell program. News

> Who's next on Big Pharma's biotech shopping list? More

> GSK closes the deal on Human Genome Sciences for $3B. News

> Diagnostic deals surge as developers target more new drugs. Item

Biotech IT News

> Sanofi pins winner in hunt for digital diabetes breakthroughs. Item

> Stanford rides Big Data wave in medical research. More

> Intel and NextBio seek Big Data upgrades in genomics. Article

> Eli Lilly aims to up social media game. More

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