Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Report: Global orthobiologics market could hit $5.5B by 2019

10/31/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

The worldwide market for orthobiologic devices will increase from $3.7 billion in 2012 to $5.5 billion by the close of 2019, driven in part by technical developments and the aging population, accordi… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Gates Foundation invests $4M in vaccine developer

10/31/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Affinivax, a newly launched biotech firm specializing in vaccine development, received a $4 million investment from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The money will support the development of the… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

CEO: Teva confident of high court decision in fight over MS drug patent

10/31/2014

  • Reuters

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries CEO Erez Vigodman said Thursday that the company is confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in its favor concerning the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. Teva, w… 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

Health care marketers can help to create informed, educated consumers

10/27/2014

  • Medical Marketing & Media

Lack of education is a barrier to health care in the developing world, but health care marketers can use their skills to develop educational materials that help people make life-saving decisions, writ… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Use of convalescent therapy faces obstacles in U.S., Africa

10/30/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

A lack of resources in Africa and a limited number of Ebola survivors in the U.S. could limit the use of convalescent therapy, even if it is shown to be effective, according to experts. The European U… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Anderson: We need to advance change in medical research

10/30/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

Our biomedical and health care systems are experiencing dramatic changes, including the debate over the cost of a drug from Gilead that promises to cure hepatitis C, and many stakeholders are struggli… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

FDA seeks input on improving communication during clinical trials

10/29/2014

  • Regulatory Focus

The FDA is asking for comments from the public, industry and other groups on how to improve communication during drug development with sponsors of investigational new drug applications. The goal is t… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Fla. woman receives gift of laser-enabled cornea transplant

10/29/2014

  • Central Florida Future (University of Central Florida)

Sandra Matkowski, a Florida patient whose vision was impaired by a scar on her eye, said her vision is better than ever after a laser-enabled cornea transplant. The procedure highlights the importance… 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

BIO's Erickson: Strong biobased industries will be good for America

10/29/2014

  • Hill, The

A recent Department of Agriculture report confirms the economic and environmental benefits of investing in the U.S. biobased products and renewable chemicals industry, writes Brent Erickson, executive… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

University works to attract more female biomedical students

10/30/2014

  • Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh), The

Sanjeev Shroff, chair of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, says his department tries to ensure female and racial minority doctoral candidates have what they need to suc… Read More