Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Funding round brings in $6M for CyMedica Orthopedics

7/28/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

CyMedica Orthopedics has pulled in $6 million in a financing round, according to a regulatory filing. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based medical device startup did not disclose how it intends to use the fund… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

AstraZeneca signs companion Dx deals with Roche, Qiagen

7/28/2014

  • Reuters

AstraZeneca has tapped Roche and Qiagen to develop separate blood-based tests that can be used as companion diagnostics for its lung cancer treatments. Qiagen's test will be used to identify patients … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Chocolate mixes pulled by CaCoCo due to salmonella risk

7/28/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Potential salmonella contamination prompted CaCoCo to recall its "Global Warrior" and "Original" drinking-chocolate mixes. The products, distributed in California in 8.14-ounce and 2-pound bags, were … 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

Hospitals tout national magazine rankings

7/21/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

U.S. News & World Report has published its ranking of the nation's top hospitals, and hospital leaders have released statements on their websites and to the press touting their rankings. Mayo Clinic r… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Insight into HIV-fighting antibodies could guide vaccine development

7/27/2014

  • Medical News Today

Scientists from Duke University have reported on the process that produces broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, that can target HIV. BnAbs are produced when B cells secrete helper antibodies and… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Sponsors continue withholding clinical trial results

7/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Results from nearly 30% of 400 randomly selected clinical trials completed in 2008 had not been posted to ClinicalTrials.gov or published in a medical journal four years after completion, a study publ… 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

Plant-based biopharma facility planned for Brazil

7/23/2014

  • BioPharmaReporter.com

A joint venture between PlantForm and PharmaPraxis to develop biosimilars includes building a plant-based biopharma manufacturing facility in Brazil. "We're conducting expression in tobacco plants ins… 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