Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Expanding Orthopedics reports first use of FLXfit system in France

8/27/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

A doctor in France has carried out the first spinal procedure using Expanding Orthopedics' FLXfit system, which was cleared by the FDA in July. The expandable 3D interbody cage supports a wide anterio… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Final genomic data-sharing policy unveiled by NIH

8/28/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

A final policy on genomic data sharing that aims to maintain research participants' privacy while expediting the translation of genomics data has been released by the National Institutes of Health. Th… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Linda Bean's still being investigated over food-safety violations, FDA says

8/28/2014

  • Fox Business

The FDA said it has yet to clear lobster processor Linda Bean's of significant violations in the way it processed seafood at its Maine facility. Company owner Linda Bean said everything cited by the F… 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

Truth campaign aims to deglamorize smoking

8/25/2014

  • MediaPost Communications

The Legacy Foundation's new Truth campaign ads, which aired during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, encourage teenagers to help their friends avoid cigarettes and not post pictures of people smok… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Vitamin D deficiency associated with poor lymphoma outcomes in seniors

8/26/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study on the website of the Journal of Clinical Oncology says vitamin D deficiency was associated with worse health outcomes in seniors being treated with rituximab for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Cash prize plus a policy tweak could spur development of an Ebola treatment

8/26/2014

  • National Public Radio

Tax incentives and a willingness to pay for treatments in the U.S. have encouraged drugmakers to develop therapies for rare diseases, but treatments for Ebola and other diseases that primarily threate… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

USP joins effort to combat illegal online drug sales

8/27/2014

  • In-PharmaTechnologist.com

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention has joined the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies in its fight against illegal drug sales on the Internet. ASOP includes pharmaceutical companies, regulators and pha… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Ind. breast tissue bank seeks black female donors

8/27/2014

  • Indianapolis Recorder

Diagnoses of triple-negative breast cancer are more common among black women, highlighting the need for greater rates of breast tissue donation from African-Americans. On Nov. 8, the Susan G. Komen Ti… 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

Italian scientists produce bioplastic from agricultural waste

8/26/2014

  • Quartz

Scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology have extracted cellulose from rice hulls, cocoa pod husks and parsley and spinach stems using a solution of trifluoroacetic acid. The researchers to… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Afraid of getting old? Get over it, Pfizer campaign says

8/21/2014

  • PharmExec.com

Pfizer's multimillion dollar #FOGO -- fear of getting old -- campaign is a social media public relations push designed not to promote a drug but to help people get over their fear of aging and learn t… Read More