Sapiens leads Euro launch of DBS/Parkinson's collaboration; ConforMIS hires Genzyme vet as CFO

 @FierceMedDev: EarlySense in Israel raised $15M for hospital beds with sensors built in. Via Globes. More | Follow @FierceMedDev

 @MarkHFierce: HeartWare boosted revenue in Q3 2012, thanks to expanded Int'l approval for its HVAD device. But net losses soared. More | Follow @MarkHFierce

 @DamianFierce: Covance took a 7% profit hit in Q3 but still topped Wall Street estimates. More | Follow @DamianFierce

> SetPoint Medical generated positive clinical results for a first-in-human study using a neuromodulation device to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Item

> ConforMIS, an orthopedic implant device maker, has hired veteran Genzyme executive Peter Traynor as its new chief financial officer. Item

> California-based Presbia has submitted an investigational device exemption with the FDA for an implantable microlens designed to treat presbyopia, the age-related loss of near vision. Item

> Sapiens ($SPNS) is leading a new collaborative European project focused on developing a new patient-specific approach for deep brain stimulation therapy for Parkinson's disease patients. Release

> Roche ($RHHBY) has launched an additional diagnostic test designed to help better manage patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. Release

> AdvaMed is debuting a new web portal that links veterans seeking nobs to med tech-related mentors and recruiters. Item

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech: From Icon launches new functional service model. More | Follow @FierceBiotech

 @JohnCFierce: How about that--AstraZeneca gets pos. data in late-stage constipation study. Partnered with Nektar ('09 1.5B deal). More | Follow @JohnCFierce

 @RyanMFierce: Boehringer Ingelheim takes hepC message online. News | Follow @RyanMFierce

> CV fears cloud AstraZeneca's positive results for $1.5B constipation program. Article

> Abbott, Gilead impress with upbeat results for oral hep C drugs. Report

> Shares of Clovis, Clavis blasted by failure of pancreatic cancer drug. Story

> Tau theory comes center stage in Alzheimer's R&D as amyloid advocates regroup. News

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: In $491mn Rapamune settlement, Pfizer to plead guilty to a misdemeanor. News | Follow @FiercePharma

> Pfizer racks up $600M-plus in Wyeth-related legal settlements. Report

> Sistema aims to buy Russia's Veropharm in potential $636M deal. Article

> Pfizer under fire in U.K. for paying little-to-no corporate tax. Story

Biotech IT News

> GNS turns to Big Data to crack multiple myeloma. News

> FDA updates IT after GAO lashing. Item

> Boehringer Ingelheim takes hep C message online. Article

> Private equity interest in Merge prompts breakup speculation. Story

> Maverix enters genomics software game with Silicon Valley sizzle. Report

CRO News

> Parexel looks to the future with university partnership. Item

> Covance posts profit drop but beats predictions in Q3. Story

> DiscoveRx snags BioSeek for drug development. News

> CRA buys Radiant Research to increase trial capacity. Article

> AMRI narrows losses on strong Q3. News

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