Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

FDA clears 3D arthroplasty planning software from EOS

12/16/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

The hipEOS 3D hip arthroplasty planning software developed by orthopedic digital X-ray company EOS Imaging has obtained FDA clearance. The software allows doctors to view the patient's anatomical info… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Pfizer licenses OPKO's GHD treatment in deal that could surpass $570M

12/16/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

OPKO Health has granted Pfizer the exclusive global rights to market its experimental long-acting human growth hormone analog, hGH-CTP. The drug is currently under evaluation in clinical trials in adu… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Undeclared milk prompts recall of beverage powders in Canada

12/16/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Beverage powders were pulled by Sei Ying Trading and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency because they include milk not indicated on the label. The affected products, sold in 1-kilogram packs in Britis… 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

HHS partners with payment processing system to reach uninsured

12/15/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Receipts from the PayNearMe electronic payment processing system will bear a message reminding users that they can get a health insurance plan at HealthCare.gov. The system allows users to pay utility… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Lawmakers urge HHS to change deferral policy on MSM blood donors

12/15/2014

  • Washington Times, The
  • National Journal

In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, 80 members of Congress supported changing the FDA's lifetime deferral policy for blood donations by men who have sex with men… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Contest yields algorithm that predicts seizures in epilepsy

12/16/2014

  • National Public Radio

Scientists participating in an online contest developed an algorithm that correctly predicts epileptic seizures 82% of the time. The contest prize was funded by the National Institute of Neurological … Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Biosensor allows real-time monitoring of infected cells

12/14/2014

  • Business Standard (India)

Scientists from New Delhi have developed a noninvasive biosensor that allows researchers to monitor how HIV-1 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis interact inside infected cells. The biosensor detects chang… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Judge on U.K.'s "X Factor" to receive cornea transplant

12/10/2014

  • STV (Scotland)

Mel B, a judge on the British singing competition show "X Factor," said she will undergo a cornea transplant to restore sight in her left eye. The former Spice Girl said her vision was harmed because … 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

$345M eucalyptus biomass project is planned in Brazil

12/9/2014

  • Bloomberg

Grupo Atico will launch its $345 million Campo Grande BioEletricidade project in Brazil. The project involves a facility that will use eucalyptus trees from a nearby plantation to generate power. Marc… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Scientist works to make painkillers less addictive

12/11/2014

  • Outsourced Pharma

Vidula Dixit-Duarte, a scientist at Nektar Therapeutics, said she was drawn to the idea of finding cures and joined Nektar to start a new effort in the area of small-interfering-RNA delivery. Dixit-Du… Read More