Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Radiation dose technology company gets U.S. patent

5/22/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A U.S. patent was granted for the wireless molecular sensor system and process developed by VeriTeQ. The company will initially use the system to design tools to measure radiation doses during cancer … Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Pernix Therapeutics receives expanded FDA approval for migraine drug

5/22/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

Pernix Therapeutics has obtained expanded approval from the FDA for Treximet as a treatment for acute migraines in patients ages 12 and older. A new pediatric dose of the drug, which contains naproxen… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

CDC issues report on salmonella outbreak affecting 9 states

5/22/2015

  • The Washington Post (tiered subscription model)

The CDC released a report warning the public about a salmonella outbreak that occurred from March 5 to May 1 that may have been caused by the use of raw tuna in sushi. The agency said the paratyphi B … 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

How IT marketers can get clinician face time

5/18/2015

  • MedCityNews.com

Health care IT marketers can improve their chances of gaining access to clinicians by understanding organizational structure and going through the proper decision-making committees, Andrew Martin foun… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

European agency releases draft guidelines for gene therapies

5/22/2015

  • Regulatory Focus

The European Medicines Agency has released guidelines on the authorization of gene therapies. The recommendations include consideration of biological vectors, potential in vivo effects on nucleic acid… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Draft FDA guidance covers patient preferences in medical device approvals

5/21/2015

  • Med Device Online

The FDA issued a draft guidance document outlining how to collect and use patient preference information in medical device approval decisions and labels. The guidance encourages device makers to colle… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Providers can consult FDA website to avoid unauthorized drug distributors

5/20/2015

  • eMPR.com

The FDA Verify Wholesale Drug Distributor Licenses website can help health care providers comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, which requires those who dispense or administer prescription d… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Researchers produce cartilage from human stem cells

5/19/2015

  • CTV.ca (Canada)

Researchers from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine have developed small pieces of cartilage tissue from human stem cell-derived articular chondrocytes. The findings were reported in the jour… 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

Researchers study potential of carinata as biofuel source

5/20/2015

  • Tri-State Neighbor (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Carinata, an Ethiopian mustard seed, is being studied by researchers and extension specialists from South Dakota State University as a renewable source of diesel and jet fuel. "It would allow the west… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Many young college students experience rape, study finds

5/21/2015

  • Reuters

By the time they started their sophomore year at an upstate New York college, 37% of women who completed a survey said they had experienced rape or attempted rape. Researcher Kate Carey said the data … Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

Drugmakers comb human genome for new treatment targets

5/13/2015

  • Reuters

Drugmakers are basing more drug development projects on genetic data, propelled by the success of Pfizer's Xalkori lung cancer drug and Vertex's Kalydeco cystic fibrosis drug, among others, that targe… Read More