Biotechs get SBIR awards; Researcher planning revolution;

> Biotech companies majority-owned by venture groups would once again have a shot at some $2 billion in Small Business Innovation Research awards under compromise legislation advanced in the U.S. FierceBiotech

> As head of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Alan Trounson is pushing hard to inspire a medical revolution in the space of a single decade. FierceBioResearcher

> The Financial Accounting Standards Board--the accounting organization that sets the rules for companies' numbers-reporting--now wants businesses to regularly disclose how much various lawsuits will cost them. Six Big Pharma companies--Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly, and Wyeth--weighed in with a protest. FiercePharma

> Rolling out an electronic medical record? Well, you'd better make sure your system meets the standards of the Society for Exorbitantly Expensive and Difficult to Implement EHRs (SEEDIE). FierceHealthIT

And Finally... Some grapes are too good for raisins--like these beauties. Article