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> Validic, a mobile healthcare device connection platform, closed a Series A investment round with $5 million raised. More

> Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, created a temporary tattoo that can turn the wearer's sweat into a modest electrical current. More

> Harvard University's endowment invested in 400,000 shares of Covidien ($COV) stock before news of the Medtronic ($MDT) merger was made public. More

Biotech News

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@EmilyMFierce: Sanofi's high-dose Fluzone beats standard-dose version in protecting seniors. Story | Follow @EmilyMFierce

> InterMune buyout rumors resurface, with Roche, Sanofi on the short list. More

> Allergan bets up to $588M on Taris' bladder candidate. News

> Prefer a Swiss tax rate? Basilea chief says he's ready to parley. Story

> AstraZeneca squares off against Roche in blockbuster PhIII asthma showdown. Article

Pharma News

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@EricPFierce: ICYMI yesterday: Merck KGaA has to rely on AZ as its pharma sales contract in Q2. Article | Follow @EricPFierce

@CarlyHFierce: Sovaldi payer pushback hurting access for opioid treatment patients. Story | Follow @CarlyHFierce

> InterMune takeover talk is tantalizing, but are investors too optimistic? Report

> Merck's sleep drug suvorexant overcomes hurdles to win FDA approval. Article

> The irrational rationale for cancer drug prices, with Novartis' Zykadia as exhibit A. Story

Vaccines News

> Sanofi's high-dose Fluzone beats standard-dose version in protecting seniors. More

> Researchers retract narcolepsy study linked to Glaxo's Pandemrix. Report

> Health Canada signs off on GSK's plans to improve its flu vaccine plant. More

> Pfizer's Prevnar gets $2B boost with CDC nod in older adults. Article

> Dendreon's debt plans could leave stockholders in the lurch. Story

Pharma Manufacturing News

> Shire takes over production of Buccolam after contractor fails. Article

> Amgen recalls Aranesp syringes contaminated with polyester. Report

> Indian regulator lays down new standards for its inspectors. More

> Baxter recalls another lot of saline solution as shortage persists. Story

> Canada says GSK flu vaccine plant is on track; the FDA remains mum. Item

> Wockhardt's run-ins with the FDA cost it most of its profits for a quarter. Article

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