Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Trial begins for Ablative Solutions' infusion ablation catheter

10/21/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

A clinical trial launched by Ablative Solutions in Poland aims to investigate the use of its infusion ablation catheter as a possible hypertension treatment. The device works by disrupting signals fro… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Cytokinetics' ALS drug may enter Phase III trial next year

10/21/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Cytokinetics plans to initiate next year a late-stage trial to assess the efficacy of its drug candidate tirasemtiv in patients with Lou Gehrig's disease despite obtaining mixed results in an earlier … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

AnthroTronix's cognitive health testing app gets FDA OK

10/21/2014

  • MobiHealthNews.com

AnthroTronix has received FDA clearance to market the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment, or DANA, application, designed to help clinicians measure patients' psychological or medical 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

Study: Graphs, formulas make drug data more convincing

10/20/2014

  • National Public Radio

Consumers who read a paragraph about a hypothetical drug's efficacy and saw a graph or chart depicting the data were more likely to believe the drug worked than those who only read the paragraph, a st… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Cerus seeks FDA approval to treat blood plasma from Ebola survivors

10/21/2014

  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Cerus has filed an application with the FDA for a compassionate use license so that its Intercept Blood System can be used to treat blood plasma from Ebola survivors. The system will screen for and de… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

NIH awards $11M for drug abuse studies involving social media

10/21/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

More than $11 million has been awarded by the NIH to researchers studying how social media can be used to improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of addiction and substance abuse. Studies … Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Australia to rely on European notified bodies for most conformity assessments

10/20/2014

  • Clinica

Australia will soon do away with the requirement that all medical devices be assessed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, instead allowing most Australian manufacturers to rely on European notifi… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

2nd hospital worker in Texas tests positive for Ebola

10/15/2014

  • CNN
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • HealthDay News

An additional health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for the Ebola virus. On Tuesday, the CDC said it was actively monitoring 76 hospital workers in Dallas, and t… 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

Malaysian biotech firm commercializing antioxidant made from microalgae

10/14/2014

  • Star Publications (Malaysia)

Malaysia-based Algaetech International is working to tap the commercial potential of haematococcus pluvialis as feedstock in producing an antioxidant known as astaxanthin. Dato' Paduka Syed Isa Syed A… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

C-suite offers clinicians the opportunity to improve health of millions

10/16/2014

  • HCPLive

Physicians Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Susan Turney worked on the clinical side of health care before moving to executive roles. Turney was told as a kindergartener that she couldn't be a doctor because s… Read More