Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Wells Fargo provides $2M credit facility to Spine Pain Management

9/12/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

Wells Fargo Bank has granted Spine Pain Management a credit facility worth $2 million. The company will use the funding to bring its Quad Video HALO to market more quickly and expedite the growth of i… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

MabVax signs cancer drug pacts with Sloan Kettering, Juno Therapeutics

9/12/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

MabVax Therapeutics Holdings and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have joined forces to discover and develop chimeric antigen receptor T-cell treatments using MabVax's antibody-targeting sequenc… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

S. Korea makes multiple moves to curb smoking

9/12/2014

  • Maeil Business Newspaper (South Korea)

A plan to raise tobacco prices in South Korea to around $4.30 per pack starting next year was announced Thursday by the government. Minister of Health and Welfare Moon Hyung-pyo unveiled comprehensive… 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

CMS predicts increase in drug spending through 2023

9/8/2014

  • Medical Marketing & Media

The CMS' actuary office expects that spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. will increase by 6.4% next year and by an average of 5.4% annually from 2016 to 2019. Spending on prescription drugs is … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Transplant concerns can be obstacle for kidney patients, study finds

9/11/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Older patients, women and people with less education had more concerns that may prevent them from getting a kidney transplant, according to a study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of N… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

21st Century Cures roundtable yields strategy for advancing research

9/11/2014

  • Morning Consult, The
  • Health Data Management

Government investment supports scientific discoveries and new technologies that fuel private-sector growth, experts said at a House committee meeting on the 21st Century Cures initiative. The U.S. led… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Public-private partnership to tackle African diseases

9/10/2014

  • Zenopa.com (U.K.)

A public-private partnership that includes GlaxoSmithKline along with the U.K. and South African Medical Research Council will study noncommunicable diseases in Africa with more than $8 million contri… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

BBC's "Human Tissue Squad" shares story of donation

9/10/2014

  • Sentinel (U.K.), The
  • Daily Express (London)
  • Daily Mail (London), The

The two-part BBC documentary "The Human Tissue Squad" follows the work of a U.K. National Health Service tissue bank in Liverpool and the patients who can benefit from donations. The show features nur… 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