Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Device could reduce pressure, pain during mammograms

11/26/2014

  • HealthDay News

A team of researchers from the Netherlands has come up with a device that could reduce pain experienced during breast compressions required in mammograms without affecting the image quality. The devic… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Vietnam OKs imports of 4 biotech corn varieties

11/26/2014

  • Far Eastern Agriculture online (London)

The Agriculture Ministry of Vietnam has signed off on importing four biotech corn varieties next year as part of efforts to boost the country's corn production by 2020. The approved varieties include … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Improper pasteurization prompts recall of Flying Cow Creamery yogurt

11/26/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

A single lot of Flying Cow Creamery Whole Milk Yogurt was pulled after the Washington State Department of Agriculture discovered that temperature and time recordings were not made during pasteurizatio… 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

Sharecare buys QualityHealth

11/24/2014

  • Medical Marketing & Media

Health engagement platform Sharecare, which acquired RealAge about two years ago from Hearst, is acquiring marketing platform QualityHealth, potentially tripling its reach. QualityHealth CEO Rob Rebak… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Compounds may reduce high potassium levels in chronic kidney disease

11/25/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Treatment with patiromer and sodium zirconium cyclosilicate decreased potassium levels in two clinical studies reported in The New England Journal of Medicine. The two treatments can help treat hyperk… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Non-Dilutive Funding Summit -- San Francisco, Jan. 14

11/25/2014

Join more than 400 life science industry leaders in a full day of non-dilutive funding activities at the 10th Annual Non-Dilutive Funding Summit produced by the FreeMind Group. This year the summit is… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

EU to revise conflict-of-interest policy for drug research

11/24/2014

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

Plans to update policies on conflicts of interest for scientific experts and committee members have been released by the European Medicines Agency. Access to experts could be reduced by an excessively… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

CDC: Few Americans with HIV are getting enough treatment

11/26/2014

  • Reuters

Only 30% of 1.2 million U.S. residents infected with HIV in 2011 had their condition under control, CDC officials reported Tuesday. Of the patients who did not regularly take medications, 66% had an H… 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

Verdezyne to build biobased plant with Bio-XCell Malaysia

11/26/2014

  • Chemicals-Technology.com (U.K.)

Bio-XCell Malaysia and biotechnology firm Verdezyne expect to begin construction of a renewable-chemicals manufacturing plant next year in Malaysia. The biobased plant will use Verdezyne's yeast-ferme… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Pfizer partners with aid groups to boost access to long-acting contraception

11/20/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Pfizer is working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development to increase access to the drugmaker's Depo-Pro… Read More