JDRF speaks to Senate Committee; Acoustic shock waves nix biofilms;

@FierceMedDev: Illumina launches new lab service for HiSeq X sequencing systems. Story | Follow @FierceMedDev

@VarunSaxena2: ICYMI: Malaysian government approves 11 med tech projects worth $120M+. Report | Follow @VarunSaxena2

@EmilyWFierce: Cardiologists weigh in on #FDA's device oversight and 21st Century Cures Act. NYT story | Follow @EmilyWFierce

> Delegates from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) have concluded a 3-day congressional lobbying trip. Six witnesses appeared before the Senate United States Special Committee on Aging to encourage continued Medicare coverage for continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and greater research funding for Type 1 Diabetes. More

> The FDA has cleared the LeadCare Plus Blood Lead Testing System from Magellan Diagnostics to quantify blood levels of lead. More

> OTC-traded Sanuwave Health ($SNWV) said that its acoustic shock wave technology resulted in a reduction of bacteria in biofilms by 99.9%; these are a common problem in medical devices. More

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: Singapore's big biotech push yields its first clinical contender. Story | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: Interesting data points coming up on Alzheimer's, a field that makes giddy enthusiasts out of virtually all biz journalists. #odd | Follow @JohnCFierce

> Pint-sized biotechs join the IPO queue as Wall Street cash pours in. More

> Torrid pace of VC investing in H1 sets a new biotech record. News

> Lilly and Biogen prep make-or-break Alzheimer's data amid an amyloid renaissance. Article

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: PetCure Spots Booming Market For Radiosurgery in Pets With Cancer. FierceAnimalHealth article | Follow @FiercePharma

@CarlyHFierce: Endo whistleblower nabs $33.6M from feds for 'extraordinary' work in FCA suit. Story | Follow @CarlyHFierce

> Valeant grabs a Middle Eastern foothold with $800M pact for Egypt's Amoun. More

> Gilead pushes some patients out of assistance program as it fights restrictive insurers. Story

> Pharma needs to get into digital health data game to stay competitive, study says. Article