Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Global market for advanced orthopedic tech could hit $42.2B in 5 years

8/26/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

The worldwide market for advanced orthopedic systems rose to about $36.4 billion this year and is likely to grow to $42.2 billion by 2019, according to a BCC Research report. The implant, regenerative… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Calif. drugmaker gets $24M funding boost

8/26/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Redwood City, Calif.-based firm Aldea Pharmaceuticals secured $24 million from several investors including RusnanoMedInvest and WuXi PharmaTech Corporate Venture Fund. The funding will allow the firm … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

FDA: No proof diet supplements can cure concussions

8/26/2014

  • LiveScience.com

The FDA said on Monday that claims that some dietary supplements can treat concussions is not backed by science, nor is there evidence enough to prove the efficacy or safety of such products. "We're v… 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

Truth campaign aims to deglamorize smoking

8/25/2014

  • MediaPost Communications

The Legacy Foundation's new Truth campaign ads, which aired during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, encourage teenagers to help their friends avoid cigarettes and not post pictures of people smok… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Timing of admission linked to differences in pediatric leukemia care

8/25/2014

  • HealthDay News

According to a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, admission on weekends was associated with greater risk of respiratory failure, longer hospital stays and longer waiting times for chemotherapy amon… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Cash prize plus a policy tweak could spur development of an Ebola treatment

8/26/2014

  • National Public Radio

Tax incentives and a willingness to pay for treatments in the U.S. have encouraged drugmakers to develop therapies for rare diseases, but treatments for Ebola and other diseases that primarily threate… 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

Roche boosts respiratory drug pipeline with $8.3B InterMune buy

8/25/2014

  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Roche Holding agreed to pay $8.3 billion in cash to acquire California-based biotech firm InterMune and its promising new drug pirfenidone, which is under regulatory review in the U.S. and already app… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Eye bank agrees on donation protocol with coroner in Colo.

8/20/2014

  • Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.)

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank and the coroner for Boulder County, Colo., have agreed to a protocol for eye donation. "This protocol will allow death investigations and sight-restorative transplants to… 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

Ky. researchers use power plant gas emissions to grow algae

8/20/2014

  • WKRC-TV (Cincinnati)

The Duke Energy East Bend Station, a coal-fired plant in Boone County, Ky., partnered with the University of Kentucky to study how power plant gas emissions can be used to grow algae. Researchers capt… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Afraid of getting old? Get over it, Pfizer campaign says

8/21/2014

  • PharmExec.com

Pfizer's multimillion dollar #FOGO -- fear of getting old -- campaign is a social media public relations push designed not to promote a drug but to help people get over their fear of aging and learn t… Read More