Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Outgoing CFO of Covidien named to Haemonetics board

7/29/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

Charles Dockendorff has been appointed to serve on the board of directors at Haemonetics. Dockendorff comes to Haemonetics from Covidien, where he is set to step down as chief financial officer at the… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

AcelRx's pain product fails to win FDA approval

7/29/2014

  • Reuters

The FDA has rejected AcelRx Pharmaceuticals' pain-drug device product Zalviso. The agency sent the firm a complete response letter asking AcelRx to submit additional data to ensure proper use of the d… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Undeclared milk prompts recall of coffee in Canada

7/29/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Chuang's and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled 600-gram packs of Old Village White Coffee as they include milk not declared on the label. The affected products, sold in Quebec, Ontario, Bri… Read More

SmartBrief for Health Care Marketers

Health care marketing news

SmartBrief for Health Care Marketers

Published in partnership with: Coalition for Health Care Communication

AHA recommends tailored care for Hispanic Americans

7/28/2014

  • Reuters

Hispanic Americans have unique cardiovascular health risks and need tailored care, according to a report from the American Heart Association. The AHA recommends that health care providers modify care … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Antibiotic lock lowers infection risk in hemodialysis patients

7/28/2014

  • Renal and Urology News

The use of a lock solution of gentamicin and citrate on hemodialysis patients reduced catheter-related bloodstream infections by 73% and death by 68% compared with heparin, according to a study in the… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Google aims to create a baseline of the healthy human

7/29/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Time.com

Google is seeking 175 volunteers to provide anonymous genetic and molecular data in an effort to develop a full understanding of what it means to be healthy. Molecular biologist Andrew Conrad is spea… Read More

HIT: Health Innovation Today

News about health care innovation

HIT: Health Innovation Today

Published in partnership with: Greenway Medical Technologies

U.S. making calculated progress on interoperability, Mostashari says

6/12/2013

  • Government Health IT online

The U.S. remains a ways off from achieving widespread interoperability where "every encounter and every patient has access to all the world's knowledge," but the nation is making steady progress, Nati… Read More

TRI SmartBrief

Diabetes and obesity research news

TRI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes

Focus obesity interventions on prediabetes, doctor says

5/19/2013

  • Healio

Obesity interventions, including lifestyle modification, drugs and bariatric surgery, should focus on people with prediabetes, Dr. W. Timothy Garvey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham told End… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Moves to reimburse off-label drugs in EU opposed by pharma

7/28/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Drugmakers are responding negatively to the decision by some EU governments to reimburse off-label drugs, which policymakers and national health boards believe is needed to lower national health care … Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Technique cuts corneal-transplant rejection, recovery time

7/23/2014

  • La Crosse Tribune (Wis.)

Jan Hammell, a 56-year-old teacher in Minnesota who was diagnosed with Fuchs' dystrophy, has improved vision after undergoing a relatively new corneal-transplant procedure. The technique, which involv… Read More

AACC SmartBrief

News and trends in clinical diagnostics

AACC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Canadian company lands deal to build 3 anaerobic digesters in the U.S.

7/22/2014

  • Edmonton Journal (Alberta), The

Himark Biogas, a Canada-based company, has struck a deal with NEO Energy to build three anaerobic digesters in the U.S. to turn food waste into electricity and fertilizer. The digesters will be constr… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Cypher Genomics takes steps toward becoming the Google of bioinformatics

7/24/2014

  • Xconomy

Cypher Genomics has struck a deal with gene sequencing technology maker Illumina under which Illumina's sales force will promote Cypher's biomarker discovery services and genomic analytics platform al… Read More