Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Comments sought on EU proposal to evaluate nano-based devices

7/23/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

The European Commission has released preliminary guidelines governing the risk assessment of medical devices that use nanomaterials. The commission will accept public comment on the guidelines through… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

U.S. needs new mechanisms to encourage drug development

7/23/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Today's drug pipeline is strong but the economics of developing such drugs as the "next antibiotic" are not favorable, and drugmakers are moving toward orphan drugs, or rare disease drugs, said Michae… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Makers of 5-Hour Energy drink accused of deceptive marketing by 3 states

7/23/2014

  • FoodSafetyNews.com

Lawsuits were filed by Vermont, Washington and Oregon accusing Living Essentials and Innovation Ventures of deceptive advertising of their 5-Hour Energy drink. The states are complaining that the prod… 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

Israeli regulatory body approves CTI BioPharma's lymphoma drug

7/22/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

CTI BioPharma's pixantrone, or Pixuvri, a drug for patients who have multiply relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, has been approved by Israel's Ministry of Health. The drug… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

NCATS collaboration yields potential treatment for sickle cell disease

7/22/2014

  • PharmExec.com

A collaborative model created by the NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences under its Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases program has brought a possible treatment for sick… 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

Biotech veteran joins Illumina

7/17/2014

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

Illumina recently hired former Genoptix CEO Tina Nova as senior vice president and general manager of its oncology business. As a researcher at Hybritech, Nova developed technology for the prostate-sp… Read More