Toshiba CT system gains FDA clearance; OrthoAccel nails $10M equity investment;

@FierceMedDev: Vascular Solutions CEO Howard Root: Practical steps to help the device industry | StarTribune.com. Story | Follow @FierceMedDev

> Toshiba America Medical Systems has gained FDA clearance for its Aquilion PRIME 80 series CT system. Release

> The medical device industry and drug companies lag behind in research and knowledge of the female body, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation. Story

> A surgeon at West Virginia University Healthcare has implanted a diaphragmatic pacemaker in a pediatric patient, making it only the second hospital in the country to use the device on a young patient. Release

> A U.S. bankruptcy court authorized the estate of defunct company Aperion to pay Swedish medical technology company Aerocrine ($AERO) $1.3 million in a compromise involving long-standing patent infringement claims. Release

> OrthoAccel has nailed down a $10 million equity investment to fuel the U.S. launch of AcceleDent, its device to straighten teeth quicker than traditional braces. The company gained 510(k) approval in November 2011 and also sells the product internationally. Release

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: 2012: Year of the dealmaker in biopharma. Report | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: MannKind inks a $130M licensing deal on early-stage work with Tolero. No upfront mentioned, which is weak. Release | Follow @JohnCFierce

@RyanMFierce: In case you missed on Friday, here's my slideshow of my biotech IT trip to Boston last week. Slideshow | Follow @RyanMFierce

> Actelion surges as positive PhIII macitentan data reignites buyout buzz. Story

> Biotech venture rounds dwindle in Europe, tracking U.S. trend. News

> 2012: Year of the dealmaker in biopharma. Item

> VC group offers to help axed Merck KGaA staffers launch spinoffs. More

Pharma News

 @FiercePharma: Oral drugs don't work well in kids with obesity-related Type 2 diabetes. Their disease is hard to treat, period--NYT. Article | Follow @FiercePharma

> Interested shoppers prompt Warner to weigh sale options. Article

> Times: AstraZeneca CEO up for $65M goodbye. Item

Biotech IT News

> Illumina to open app store for genomics, releases iPad app. Report

> FDA's CIO pushes for open source, cloud computing. Article

> IMS Health buys trial-enrollment software startup. Item

> Open source sizzles in biotech sphere. News

> Check the pulse of biotech IT in Boston. More

> Pfizer, Roche raise online profiles as GSK's drops. More

> BT touts cloud for biopharma R&D collaboration. Piece

And Finally... Stryker ($SYK) is a co-founder of The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Business Leadership Coalition, a group of 17 healthcare suppliers with Practice Greenhealth to boost purchase of products that are safer for the environment. Release

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