Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Anika begins U.S. distribution of knee device

4/18/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

Anika Therapeutics has begun U.S. distribution of the Monovisc device through DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine, its commercial partner. The device, which was already approved by the FDA, is designe… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Reproductive medicine drug developer gets $18M funding boost

4/18/2014

  • American City Business Journals

A Series B funding round has brought in $18 million for Nora Therapeutics, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of drugs for infertility and pregnancy loss. Nora plans to use the money to advance clini… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Organic Traditions brand candies pulled due to undisclosed milk

4/18/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Specific lots of Organic Traditions brand Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds and Dark Chocolate Golden Berries were recalled by Health Matters America as they include milk not indicated on the label. Th… 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

Cleveland Clinic to open medical center in Abu Dhabi, UAE

4/14/2014

  • Reuters

The Cleveland Clinic will open a branded, 364-bed medical center in Abu Dhabi under a 15-year agreement in which physicians' salaries and management fees will be paid by the United Arab Emirates. Seve… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Study explores link between virus and anemia in renal disease

4/17/2014

  • Renal and Urology News
  • Medscape (free registration)

Human cytomegalovirus could play a role in anemia among patients with chronic renal disease. A study using mouse models found an association between murine CMV and lower serum levels of erythropoietin… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Scientists build massive health data repository

4/17/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Scientists at medical centers around the U.S. are compiling data on patients' diagnoses, blood tests, tissue samples, imaging scans, insurance claims and interventions in an effort to compile a compre… 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

2013 saw rise in U.S. spending for prescription drugs

4/16/2014

  • Reuters
  • Manufacturing.net

Americans spent $329.2 billion on prescription drugs in 2013, an increase of more than 3% over the previous year, according to data firm IMS Health. The major factor for the rise was fewer patent expi… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Engineered tissue transplant holds promise for muscle injury repair

4/16/2014

  • Jerusalem Post (free registration), The

Israeli researchers said they were able to successfully transplant engineered muscle tissue that incorporates major blood vessels to repair an abdominal-wall flaw in a mouse. The lab-grown tissue was … 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

Exec: Carinata is growing as biofuel feedstock in North America

4/16/2014

  • R&D Magazine online

Carinata, a plant from Ethiopia, is gaining popularity in the biofuels sector for its oil seeds, writes Don Konantz, president and CEO of Calyx Bio-Ventures. The oil from the seeds can be refined to t… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Problems with work-home balance may lead to burnout

4/16/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Interference of work with home life or vice versa was substantially linked to burnout, Karolinska Institute researchers found. Women reported more burnout than men, according to the study published in… Read More