Republicans slash FDA budget; Pakistan commits to biosimilars;

> House Republicans cut millions of dollars last week from the FDA's budget. Story

> Pakistan's first National Pharma Summit has resolved to support the country's universities and science and centers engaged in bio-equivalence studies. Story

> TruTag Technologies earned the "most likely to succeed" honor in the Life Science session at the Launch: Silicon Valley 2011 conference for its covert, low-cost, heat-resistant and edible silica microtag for improved tracking of clinical trial supplies. Announcement

> The Bombay Stock Exchange said it will add Sun Pharmaceutical in the 30-stock benchmark Sensex. Item

> GlaxoSmithKline will purchase Shenzhen Neptunus' stake in a venture among companies developing and manufacturing flu vaccines in China, Hong Kong and Macau. Story

> Aseptic filling specialist Vetter has installed three lyophilizers, nearly doubling the freeze-drying capacity at its Ravensburg Vetter South facility in Germany. Release

> University of Pittsburgh engineers have developed an RFID-based system for enhanced track/trace of orthopedic implants. Story