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3M Company (NYSE:MMM), via its corporate venture organization 3M New Ventures and VocalZoom, introduced an equity investment and partnership that will bring a new class of voice-enabled user interfaces to a wide range of customers. Financials of the transaction were not divulged.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is partnering with NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII), through which to develop and introduce the NextGen MedicineCabinet application. This represents the first joint consumer-based mobile healthcare information tech solution that is designed for the Windows 8 platform by NextGen Healthcare and Microsoft. The NextGen MedicineCabinet permits customers to create, store, track and share personal medication records.

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Pfizer’s (NYSE:PFE) Cleocin Pediatric sees an updated generic version of itself launched as ACETO Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) reports that Rising Pharmaceuticals, its finished dosage form generics subsidiary, has introduced the generic version of the 75mg/*5mL strength of Clindamycin Palmitate Hydrochloride for Oral Solution USP which is an FDA-approved generic version of Pfizer’s drug. Domestic market sales for Clindamycin Palmitate Hydrochloride, which is an antibiotic that is used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria, stood at around $59 million for the twelve months ended June 30th, according to IMS Health data.

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