Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Podcast: CEO Brian Concannon on the past and future for Haemonetics

7/24/2014

Haemonetics CEO Brian Concannon discusses how the company will transform blood management in the coming years at MassDevice.com's DeviceTalks Boston event. Listen to the podcast. Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

UCB's epilepsy drug performs well in late-stage trial

7/24/2014

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

A late-stage trial showed that UCB's brivaracetam was more effective than placebo in decreasing frequency of partial-onset seizures and enhancing responder rates in patients with epilepsy. UCB will us… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Baked goods recalled by Schwebel Baking due to listeria

7/24/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Some baked goods were recalled by Schwebel Baking after scheduled testing found listeria at its bakery in Youngstown, Ohio. The products were distributed in Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan, New York… 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

Hospitals tout national magazine rankings

7/21/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

U.S. News & World Report has published its ranking of the nation's top hospitals, and hospital leaders have released statements on their websites and to the press touting their rankings. Mayo Clinic r… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Chance of finding a good bone marrow match varies by ethnicity, study finds

7/23/2014

  • HealthDay News

The chances of finding an acceptable donor via the National Marrow Donor Program are good for many bone marrow or cord blood transplant candidates, but the likelihood of finding a suitable donor varie… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Sponsors continue withholding clinical trial results

7/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Results from nearly 30% of 400 randomly selected clinical trials completed in 2008 had not been posted to ClinicalTrials.gov or published in a medical journal four years after completion, a study publ… 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

Plant-based biopharma facility planned for Brazil

7/23/2014

  • BioPharmaReporter.com

A joint venture between PlantForm and PharmaPraxis to develop biosimilars includes building a plant-based biopharma manufacturing facility in Brazil. "We're conducting expression in tobacco plants ins… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Technique cuts corneal-transplant rejection, recovery time

7/23/2014

  • La Crosse Tribune (Wis.)

Jan Hammell, a 56-year-old teacher in Minnesota who was diagnosed with Fuchs' dystrophy, has improved vision after undergoing a relatively new corneal-transplant procedure. The technique, which involv… 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

Canadian company lands deal to build 3 anaerobic digesters in the U.S.

7/22/2014

  • Edmonton Journal (Alberta), The

Himark Biogas, a Canada-based company, has struck a deal with NEO Energy to build three anaerobic digesters in the U.S. to turn food waste into electricity and fertilizer. The digesters will be constr… 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 veteran joins Illumina

7/17/2014

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

Illumina recently hired former Genoptix CEO Tina Nova as senior vice president and general manager of its oncology business. As a researcher at Hybritech, Nova developed technology for the prostate-sp… Read More