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Sanofi Gets Approval For World's First Dengue Vaccine --
(Dec 14) Sanofi's Dengvaxia vaccine against dengue fever is the first of its kind to gain approval in Mexico.

Medical Device Maker Eargo, Receives $25 Million In Series B Financing For Hearing Aid --
(Dec 14) Hearing loss product manufacturer Eargo, is set to receive $25 million in Series B capital from medical device veteran, New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

Nerve Damage Caused By MS Could Be Repaired By Vitamin D --
(Dec 11) Myelin damage in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) could be repaired by a protein that is activated by vitamin D intake.

Big Data Could Help Prevent The Spread Of Influenza --
(Dec 11) Recently, a study conducted at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, in collaboration with researchers around the world, compared data taken from a number of different publications on influenza A virus host molecules necessary for virus replication.

Roche Announces Second Cancer Immunotherapy Collaboration, This Time With Pieris --
(Dec 10) Roche announced its second biotech collaboration this week with Boston-based Pieris pharmaceuticals.

Hillary Clinton Proposes 'Exit Tax' In Wake Of Pfizer, Allergan Merger --
(Dec 10) Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to announce a proposal today for an 'exit tax' aimed at discouraging US companies from committing tax inversion.

Alpha-Blockers May Increase Risk of Stroke In Older Men --
(Dec 9) A study conducted by Dr. Chao-Lun Lai and his team, from the National Taiwan University Hospital, Hsin-Chu Branch, suggests that older men taking alpha-blockers may be at an increased risk of ischemic stroke, if they are not already taking other blood pressure medications.

Materialise and Tissue Regeneration Systems To Partner On 3-D Printed Tracheal Splints Clinical Trial --
(Dec 9) 3-D printing software developer, Materialise, has announced it will be expanding its medical 3-D printing unit by partnering with startup, Tissue Regeneration Systems (TRS) to manufacture and test 3-D printed bioresorbable tracheal splints.

Cepheid's Point-Of-Care Flu Diagnostic Granted FDA Approval --
(Dec 8) An influenza diagnostic device -- designed to rapidly diagnose viral infections at the doctor's office -- has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Roche Collaborates With SQZ Biotech Startup On Immuno-Oncology Treatments --
(Dec 8) Pharmaceutical giant Roche, has developed a partnership with Cambridge, Massachusetts-based SQZ Biotech to take advantage of the startup's new take on cell engineering.


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