Bayer eyes another slim-down sale; Chinese drugmaker suspends VA production;

@FiercePharma: Japan's Riken plans trial on transplanting stem cells of unrelated donors. FiercePharmaAsia article | Follow @FiercePharma

@EricPFierce: India's Micro Labs, whose Bangalore plant was banned by FDA, is recalling simvastatin made at Goa facility. FiercePharmaManufacturing story | Follow @EricPFierce

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> Bayer is weighing options for its consumer garden products as it prepares to split off its plastics business and merge its CropScience and HealthCare units. Report

> A Chinese drugmaker is suspending production at a plant in Virginia until business conditions improve. Report

> South Korea's antitrust regulator ordered Bayer's Korean unit to sell a contraceptive product, Mercilon, that it gained in a recent portfolio buy from Merck ($MRK). Report

> EUSA Pharma is now officially reborn, with a portfolio of specialty drugs bought from Jazz Pharmaceuticals ($JAZZ); CEO Bryan Morton founded the original EUSA, which sold to Jazz in 2012. Release

Medical Device News

@FierceMedDev: ICYMI: Sebacia reveals positive data for acne-fighting gold microparticle device. Article | Follow @FierceMedDev

@VarunSaxena2: DOJ cracks down on devicemakers in 2014 with $100M+ in fines. Editor's corner | Follow @VarunSaxena2

@EmilyWFierce: Highlight of my Monday: Foundation Medicine's new president and COO is named Kafka. Release | Follow @EmilyWFierce

> Edwards-backed CardioKinetix reports China heart failure data, US pivotal results expected in 2016. Article

> ReWalk Robotics stumbles 6 months after IPO. Story

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: In a squeaker, FierceBiotech readers warn of a biotech bubble. Editor's corner | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: Is it important that Biogen dropped Idec? No. Will everyone comment on it? Yes. News is funny that way. More | Follow @JohnCFierce

@DamianFierce: Auxogyn is a really good name for an IVF company, imo. FierceMedicalDevices story | Follow @DamianFierce

> Seventure adds €25M to microbiome investment fund. Story

> MEI's second go at cancer R&D flunks a Phase II MDS trial. More

> FDA removes the brakes on Pfizer and Lilly's pain drug. Report

Animal Health News

> Integrated Animal Health forms 10-year research pact with NMSU on herd health. More

> 3D Systems preps for global launch of 'printed' knee implants for dogs. Article

> Researchers examine role of dog ownership on beneficial bacteria. Item

> VCA division Antech buys Abaxis vet-lab assets for $21M. News

> Wild birds to blame for avian flu outbreak? Not so fast, say scientists. Story

Biotech IT News

> Cloud Pharmaceuticals allies with U. of Florida to advance in silico pipeline. News

> FDA under pressure to establish staff social media policy. More

> Big Pharma nervously eying Apple and Google's healthcare pitches. Item

> India crowdsources whistleblowing with website, mobile app. Story

> AstraZeneca taps Assay Depot to create preclinical service hub. Report

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