Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Surgical Frontiers to pump $7M into surgical device startups

8/29/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

Surgical Frontiers has raised an investment fund worth $7 million. The company said it will invest the money in its business incubator for surgical device startups predominantly in the musculoskeletal… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Diagnostic test-maker bought by Orgentec for about $16M

8/29/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Orgentec Diagnostika agreed to pay approximately $16 million to purchase Corgenix Medical, a Broomfield, Colo.-based firm that markets over 50 diagnostic products. Corgenix will become an Orgentec sub… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Listeria risk prompts recall of smoked prosciutto speck in Canada

8/29/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Concord Premium Meats and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency pulled Marc Angelo smoked prosciutto speck because of possible Listeria contamination. The affected product, sold in Quebec and Ontario, c… 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

Sound waves show promise in isolating tumor cells

8/29/2014

  • Gizmag

A team of researchers has developed a method for separating tumor cells from white blood cells using sound waves. The device uses sound to create multiple pressure points in a microfluidic device to g… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Save extended access/compassionate use from social media

8/28/2014

  • Forbes

New York University ethicist Arthur Caplan and former Chimerix CEO Kenneth Moch say a new system and clearer regulatory process are needed for compassionate use programs, or medical decision-making wi… 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

Teen partners with postdoc researcher to find source of serious fungal infections

8/28/2014

  • National Public Radio

Seventh-grader Elan Filler worked with Duke University postdoctoral fellow Deborah Springer to find the environmental reservoir for Cryptococcus gattii, a fungal pathogen that causes dangerous infecti… Read More