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> Devicemaker Urologix ($ULGX) has renegotiated its licensing deal with Medtronic ($MDT), delaying payment of the $7.5 million the company owes. Article

> Israeli startup V Wave raised $2 million from Pontifax and others to support development of a miniature valve implant designed to manage blood flow between the heart chambers. Story

> Imaging Dynamics, a medical imaging company, will raise nearly $1.4 billion through a massive new private placement. Item   

> Retina Implant AG in Germany won a CE mark for a wireless subretinal electronic chip implant designed to restore vision to patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa. Item

> Idaho's Numotion has acquired ATS Wheelchair and Medical, maker of mobility devices, for an undisclosed sum. More

> Patients who used at-home blood pressure monitors kept their levels in line better than those without, according to a study. Story

> InSightec secured an extended CE mark for its ExAblate ultrasound therapy systems to treat cancerous and benign primary and secondary tumors. Story

> Cancer diagnostic firm GeneCentric is raising $5 million. Item (sub. req.)

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> Report: Sanofi trims R&D jobs in France in scaled-down reorganization. News

> Biogen R&D exec Gilman hits the exit door. Item

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> Drugmakers to open their doc-payment books in Europe. News

> Under new scrutiny, foreign firms 'have to be careful' in China, experts say. More

> Study confirms pharma's austerity pain in Europe. Story

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> Avanir drops $110M on novel inhaled-delivery migraine device. News

> UVA researchers find enzyme target for glioblastoma, cancer treatment. Story

> High-dose schizophrenia treatment crosses blood-brain barrier. Read

> Alnylam reports two more positive trials in RNAi arena. More 

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