* Diatide Inc., of Londonderry, N.H., received $356,000 from theNational Institutes of Health to fund a second year of research undera Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant for imagingagents to detect blood clots. Diatide develops radiopharmaceuticals.

* Parexel International Corp., of Boston, paid $20 million in stock tobuy a health care consulting firm, State and Federal Associates Inc.,of Washington. Parexel will add State and Federal's consulting andmarketing services to its contract research organization activities.

* Unigene Laboratories Inc., of Fairfield, N.J., began Phase III trialsof Fortical (salmon calcitonin) in the U.S. and U.K. for osteoporosis.The drug is being evaluated in an injectable form. Unigene recentlycompleted a Phase I study earlier this year for a calcitonin pill.

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