Invacare crawling out from under FDA; Brain scans could predict criminality;

@FierceMedDev: Boston Scientific, Sorin team up on heart valve. Article | Follow @FierceMedDev

 @MarkHFierce: The FDA approved the first Dx test designed to help diagnose ADHD in children and teens. EEG tech is a core element. Press release | Follow @MarkHFierce

@DamianFierce: No Synthes, no growth for JNJ's medical devices and diagnostics business. Report | Follow @DamianFierce

> Invacare ($IVC), working its way out from under an FDA consent decree, received the agency's blessing to resume designing wheelchairs and power beds at two facilities. Release

> Luminex ($LMNX) won FDA clearance and a CE mark for a new version of its xTAG CYP2D6 diagnostic kit, designed to determine how patients will respond to drug therapies. News

> Hologic ($HOLX) has launched 3-D breast biopsy technology for its Selenia mammography systems, an advance the company said will help doctors identify lesions missed by traditional imaging. More

> Diagnostics startup Adaptive Biotechnologies is seeking $20 million to advance its immunology assays. Report

> Bacterin ($BONE) has convinced the FDA to expand the indication for its OsteoSelect puddy, now cleared for use in spinal fusion procedures. Item

> GE Healthcare ($GE) won a CE mark for SenoClaire, a tomosynthesis-powered breast imaging technology. Story

> Researchers at Albuquerque's Mind Institute have used brain scans to link neural activity to the probability of criminal recidivism in inmates. Article

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: ICYMI: Merck's positive Alzheimer's study spotlights BACE race. Article | Follow @FierceBiotech

 @JohnCFierce: In pharma, incremental innovation lives on. Story | Follow @JohnCFierce

@RyanMFierce: A $30.6M financing for Ayasdi, BigData analytics and discovery for life sciences, energy and other industries. Release | Follow @RyanMFierce

> $350M batch of biotech IPOs to test investors' appetite for risk. Story

> Rumors of big Roche bid for Alexion cool as analysts weigh in. News

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: China's corruption watchdogs eye 4 more drugmakers as GSK manager confesses to bribery on TV. More | Follow @FiercePharma

 @CarlyHFierce: NICE says no to Pfizer's Bosulif. Been pretty skeptical about new cancer drugs. Release | Follow @CarlyHFierce

> First Manhattan sues Vivus for 'illegally' delaying shareholder vote. News

> J&J drug sales leap 12%, with Zytiga, Stelara leading growth. Article

Biotech Research News

 @EmilyMFierce: Obesity gene found to regulate hunger hormone. More | Follow @EmilyMFierce

> Researchers unveil largest database of cancer-related genetic variations. News

> Senate committee approves funding increase for NIH in FY 2014. Article

> Sorrento Therapeutics, Israeli university team up to fight hep C. Item

Pharma Manufacturing News

 @EricPFierce: BTG said its Biocompatibles unit had received an FDA warning letter for its plant in Oxford, CT. Article | Follow @EricPFierce

> FDA lays out when plant inspection delays will lead to penalties. Report

> Roche to put $105M into training center. News

> Sanofi starts production on complex dengue vaccine. Article

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