Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Prostate cancer test boosts first half 2014 revenue for MDxHealth

8/21/2014

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

Belgium-based molecular diagnostics company MDxHealth generated $4.8 million in revenue during the first half of this year, an increase from $4 million during the same period last year. The company at… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Celgene, Bristol agree to combine cancer drugs in clinical trial

8/22/2014

  • Zacks

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene have agreed to collaborate in a clinical trial that will test the safety, efficacy and tolerability of Celgene's cancer drug Abraxane in combination with Bristol's PD-… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

N.Y., 12 other states see cyclospora cases

8/22/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

In New York, 29 cases of cyclospora infection have been reported since June, and a dozen other states have reported close to 300 cases. While the infection is usually linked to a parasite found on im… 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

Survey gauges hospitals' patient engagement efforts

8/18/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

Health care leaders responding to a survey said changing organizational culture is the biggest obstacle to raising patient experience scores. Patients who have a positive experience in health care hav… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Regeneus enters stem cell manufacturing agreement with Cryosite

8/22/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

Regeneus and Cryosite have agreed to work together to develop and produce new stem cell products for clinical applications. Regeneus will provide the technology and resources to help Cryosite develop … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Deep sequencing technique might find mutations missed by whole genome sequencing

8/21/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

A new genomic analysis technique called targeted high-coverage sequencing might help scientists spot genetic mutations missed by whole genome or exome sequencing. The new approach, described in the Ne… Read More

HIT: Health Innovation Today

News about health care innovation

HIT: Health Innovation Today

Published in partnership with: Greenway Medical Technologies

U.S. making calculated progress on interoperability, Mostashari says

6/12/2013

  • Government Health IT online

The U.S. remains a ways off from achieving widespread interoperability where "every encounter and every patient has access to all the world's knowledge," but the nation is making steady progress, Nati… Read More

TRI SmartBrief

Diabetes and obesity research news

TRI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes

Focus obesity interventions on prediabetes, doctor says

5/19/2013

  • Healio

Obesity interventions, including lifestyle modification, drugs and bariatric surgery, should focus on people with prediabetes, Dr. W. Timothy Garvey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham told End… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

U.S. Justice Department ends probe of AstraZeneca's Brilinta trial

8/20/2014

  • ABC News

The U.S. Justice Department notified British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Tuesday that it has closed its investigation into an 18,000-patient clinical study of the blood thinner Brilinta. The DOJ plans no… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Eye bank agrees on donation protocol with coroner in Colo.

8/20/2014

  • Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.)

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank and the coroner for Boulder County, Colo., have agreed to a protocol for eye donation. "This protocol will allow death investigations and sight-restorative transplants to… 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

Ky. researchers use power plant gas emissions to grow algae

8/20/2014

  • WKRC-TV (Cincinnati)

The Duke Energy East Bend Station, a coal-fired plant in Boone County, Ky., partnered with the University of Kentucky to study how power plant gas emissions can be used to grow algae. Researchers capt… 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