Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Report: U.S. market for joint, large-bone devices poised for growth

9/30/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

An iData research report forecasts that by 2020, the market for joint and large-bone devices in the U.S. could be worth about $2 billion. Last year, knee arthroplasty was the most common knee and hip … Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Horizon Discovery expands gene-editing presence with Sage Labs buy

9/30/2014

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

Horizon Discovery Group agreed to pay as much as $48 million to purchase Sage Labs, a U.S.-based firm that offers research models and transgenic support services. The deal will give Horizon access to … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Salmonella prompts recall of chia, flax seed powder in Canada

9/30/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Advantage Health Matters and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency pulled Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder and the Sprouted Flax Seed Powder due to potential contamination with … 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

Patients more likely to sign up for portals after conversation, data show

9/29/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Patients whom primary care staff approached directly to discuss online patient portals were more likely to sign up than those who received information via mail, a study indicated. The findings appear … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

WHO expects Ebola vaccines to be ready in early 2015

9/29/2014

  • Voice of America
  • Associated Press, The
  • Voice of America

The World Health Organization says two experimental Ebola vaccines could be employed in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in January, pending the results of safety tests. Meanwhile, the United Nations … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Report: New technology and payment models promise to transform health care

9/25/2014

  • HealthDay News

Mobile applications and wearable monitoring devices will get people more involved in their own health and change how care is delivered in the U.S., according to a report from the IMS Institute for Hea… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Mixed reactions drawn by proposed drug-patent rules in India

9/29/2014

  • LiveMint.com/The Wall Street Journal (India)

International drugmakers criticized India's draft drug-patent rules, which state that current drugs' modifications can only be patented if they demonstrate greater therapeutic value. "The fact that 'e… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Memorial in Scotland honors donors of tissue, organs

9/24/2014

  • Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), The

A memorial in Scotland's Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has been dedicated to the nation's tissue and organ donors. The monument includes a book with the first names of donors from 2006 to 2013. Trans… 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

Calif.-based feedstock company lands $22M in new investments

9/24/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

South San Francisco-based feedstock company NexSteppe has raised $22 million from a recent Series C funding round. Total Energy Ventures, ELFH Holding, Braemar Energy Ventures and DuPont Ventures were… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Biotech execs make Fortune's list of most powerful women

9/25/2014

  • Fortune

Many of the women on Fortune magazine's list of the 50 most powerful women are in science, technology and engineering fields. In the biotech and pharmaceuticals field, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch was lis… Read More