Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Novocure device may stem spread of brain cancer

12/25/2014

  • CBS News

The Novocure cap, an experimental medical device that emits electronic signals targeting brain cancer cells to prevent further growth, may have stopped the spread of cancer in glioblastoma patient Dou… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Report: Biotech sector will continue to do well in 2015

12/28/2014

  • Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)

The biotechnology industry will continue to perform strongly in 2015, but it won't be as good as 2014 in terms of deals and financing, biotech investor G. Steven Burrill predicts in his annual report.… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Firm pulls Karm'l Dapples caramel apples over listeria risk

12/29/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

All styles of Karm'l Dapples caramel apples were pulled by California Snack Foods after supplier Bidart Brothers notified the firm of a possible link between the apples supplied to them and a 10-state… 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

Health care market is changing faster than some marketers realize, exec says

12/22/2014

  • Medical Marketing & Media

The shift to value-based care, increasing price sensitivity among patients and health care providers, and restrictive formularies are among the trends affecting health care marketers, writes Monique L… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Alternative to 3D printing precisely places microtissues

12/23/2014

  • Gizmag
  • NewKerala.com (India)
  • Tech Times

Researchers in Rhode Island are developing technology that precisely places individual microtissues, an approach that could have applications in tissue and organ engineering. A prototype has been used… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

How cellphones could help combat the malaria epidemic in Africa

12/21/2014

  • Wired.com

Smartphones are helping a nonprofit fight malaria in Nigeria by collecting information for a major data-mining project that would help track the disease. "Lack of information and data is why this is a… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Eli Lilly, Adocia partner to develop fast-acting insulin

12/22/2014

  • Fox Business

Eli Lilly & Co. will collaborate with French pharmaceutical company Adocia to develop a rapid-acting insulin. Under the deal, Lilly will pay $50 million up front and another $520 million as the drug h… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

FDA proposes 12-month deferral policy for MSM blood donors

12/23/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • CNBC

The FDA announced Tuesday that it will issue draft guidance changing its lifetime deferral policy for blood donations by men who have had sex with men. The agency said it "carefully examined and consi… 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

Scientists find new process to convert waste glycerol into lactic acid

12/23/2014

  • Chemistry World magazine online

A new cascade process to convert glycerol to lactic acid has been devised by scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. The method, which involves an enzymatic process and isom… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Drug boosts seniors' immunity in clinical trial

12/26/2014

  • HealthDay News

Researchers led by Dr. Joan Mannick, executive director of the New Indications Discovery Unit at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, found that the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin boosted senior… Read More