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> Johnson & Johnson's ($JNJ) Ethicon Endo-Surgery arm won 510(k) clearance for a next-generation ultrasonic surgical shear device. Item

> W.L. Gore won FDA approval to expand the use of its Viabahn Endoprosthesis device to treat hemodialysis patients. Item

> Analogic lost money in its fiscal 2014 first quarter due, in part, to a major drop in medical imaging sales. Item

> Spain's Venter Pharma licensed NovaMedica the rights to market a new diagnostic test for lactose intolerance in Russia. Item

> The market for antimicrobial coatings--which affects medical devices and many other industries--will be worth nearly $3 billion by 2018, according to a new market report. Item

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> Avanir hits the skids after its pain drug flunks a mid-stage study. More

> Celgene chips in $20M to extend Agios cancer deal. Story

Pharma News

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> GlaxoSmithKline pledges $330M to ramp up Relvar production, expand in U.K. Story

> Vice president clears way for FDA to add inspectors in China. Article

> Pricey hep C drugs, beware: Express Scripts plans a showdown. More

Diagnostics News

> French company unveils prenatal test based on licensed Sequenom tech. Story

> DioGenix's venture round fuels expanded trial for MS molecular Dx test. Report

> New Hologic CEO pledges to grow, and not sell, the women's health Dx company. More

> Foundation Medicine shows test's worth as a highly specific blood cancer screening tool. Article

> Invitae's $40M Series E adds rocket fuel to genetic test expansion plans. News

> Sequenta expands reach of ultrasensitive cancer Dx test. Item

Biomarkers News

> Biomarker points to aggressive breast cancer in black women. Story

> Cellular switch biomarker predicts prostate cancer's spread. Piece

> In China, lung cancer biomarker testing is on the rise. More

> Gene biomarker may determine whether some depression drugs will work. News

> New tech promises to speed up biomarker validation. Article

> Inflammatory marker presents a new target for obesity drug developers. Item

Drug Delivery News

> Alliqua CEO: Celgene deal vaults us to 'another level of respectability'. Article

> Protein 'crossing guard' carries Alzheimer's drug past the blood-brain barrier. More

> Imploding microbubbles give transdermal patch an edge for arthritis drugs. News

> Sanofi's Genzyme nets FDA priority review for its oral Gaucher pill. Report

> Rutgers team delivers RNA to weaken drug-resistant ovarian cancer. Story

> Swedish team: Omega-3 fatty acids cross blood-brain barrier for possible Alzheimer's treatment. Item

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