Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

ASEAN members agree to adopt medtech directive by end of 2015

9/17/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

A deal has been reached among the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to adopt the ASEAN Medical Device Directive in their respective territories by the close of next … Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Novo Nordisk insulin yields favorable results in youth trial

9/17/2014

  • Yahoo

A late-stage study showed that Novo Nordisk's long-acting insulin Tresiba was safe and effective for long-term use in type 1 diabetes patients 1 to 18 years old. Patients who took Tresiba showed impro… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

FDA committees to examine potential heart risks of testosterone treatments

9/17/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

A two-day FDA joint advisory committee meeting starting today will discuss who the indicated population should be for testosterone replacement therapy and the treatment's possible cardiovascular risks… 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

Drugmakers sow seeds of doubt about generics

9/15/2014

  • National Post (Canada)

Some brand-name drugmakers are using tactics such as sponsoring talks by doctors and pharmacists and publishing articles in trade magazines to raise doubts about the benefits of generic drugs and whet… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Study explores regenerative power of rib tissue

9/16/2014

  • NewKerala.com (India)

University of California, San Francisco, researchers found that the perichondrium plays an important role in the regeneration of rib cartilage, according to a study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Register for tomorrow's webinar on crowdfunding in medical research

9/16/2014

With today's patients and their supporters more engaged than ever in raising both funds and awareness for promising science, crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular vehicle among bioscience en… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Indian drugmakers to sell generic Sovaldi in developing countries

9/15/2014

  • Reuters

Seven drugmakers based in India have been licensed to sell cheaper versions of Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drug Sovaldi there and in other developing countries. Gilead will also launch a much-less-ex… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Chinese boy travels to Sri Lanka to meet family of corneal donor

9/17/2014

  • Colombo Gazette (Sri Lanka)

The cornea of a Sri Lankan donor who died in an accident in April 2011 helped Xu Pengfei, then 6, of China regain sight in an injured eye. Three years later, the boy has traveled to Sri Lanka to meet … 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

Development of sugar biorefinery facility in La. underway

9/9/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Over 10 sugar-refining facilities in southern Louisiana will be upgraded with biorefineries through NFR BioEnergy's $312 million project. The biorefineries will produce renewable fuel in the form of h… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Study suggests women with breast cancer should avoid soy supplements

9/11/2014

  • HealthDay News

Consuming soy protein might upregulate breast cancer-linked genes in some women who already have breast cancer, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found. Researchers ass… Read More