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> Covidien's ($COV) Kim Cielecki and Medtronic's ($MDT) Mark Pacyna were named co-chairs of business integration team. More

> Brain injury diagnostic device company Infrascan signed a 4-year, $3.7 million contract with the U.S. Navy. Release

> Zimmer Holdings ($ZMH) acquired ETEX Holdings in a move to expand Zimmer's biologics portfolio through ETEX's line of orthopedic treatments. Release

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> Calithera ekes out an $80M IPO as Dermira, Forward hope for a turnaround. Report

> Feds rally behind Mapp as Ebola spreads, but production remains a challenge. Article

> Atlas Venture plans a biotech-only future via VC mitosis. Item

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> Zogenix races to FDA with abuse-deterrent version of maligned pain pill Zohydro. Report

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> WHO: NGO mix-up caused Syrian measles vaccine deaths. Item

> Immunotherapy combos could provide a new path forward for troubled cancer vaccine field. Story

> Merck Gardasil follow-up could block 90% of cervical cancers--if uptake improves, that is. Article

Pharma Manufacturing News

> Health Canada places import ban on Apotex and IPCA Laboratories. More

> Boehringer to invest a further $19M in German plant expansion. Item

> India sending inspectors on facility visits with global peers. Story

> Officials search for ways to boost output of plant-made Ebola drugs. Article

> PhRMA dealt another legal blow in fight against drug disposal law. Report

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