Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Former Mayo Clinic exec named to RTI Surgical's board

10/24/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

Shirley Weis, the president of Weis Associates, has been tapped to serve on the board of directors at RTI Surgical. Weis is also emerita vice president and chief administrative officer at the Mayo Cli… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Celgene-Sutro expanded antibody drug pact could be worth over $1B

10/24/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
  • American City Business Journals

Celgene and Sutro Biopharma agreed to collaborate in the development of antibody drug candidates against certain immuno-oncology targets using the latter's cell-free biologics development technologies… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Bayer's Xarelto wins provisional OK to prevent blood clots in U.K.

10/24/2014

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

Draft proposals were published by the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommending Bayer's Xarelto, or rivaroxaban, as an option for preventing blood clots in patients who have … 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

Study: Graphs, formulas make drug data more convincing

10/20/2014

  • National Public Radio

Consumers who read a paragraph about a hypothetical drug's efficacy and saw a graph or chart depicting the data were more likely to believe the drug worked than those who only read the paragraph, a st… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Physician tests positive for Ebola in New York City

10/23/2014

  • Reuters
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A physician who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea was diagnosed with the Ebola virus on Thursday in New York City. Dr. Craig Spencer developed a fever Thursday, six days after he returned … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

PhRMA's "I'm Not Average" campaign highlights cancer survivor stories

10/23/2014

"I'm Not Average" is a campaign launched by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America to share stories from cancer survivors about how innovations in cancer treatments have affected the… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Drug-tracking platform announced in Brazil

10/22/2014

  • FDAnews

Brazil is launching a drug-tracking platform that will require drug companies to submit label information to pharmaceutical regulator Anvisa. By December 2016, Anvisa will have the ability to track pr… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Ohio introduces mobile tablets to ease donor registration

10/22/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

The state of Ohio and Donate Life Ohio have developed the Swipe to Donate Life mobile application to allow residents to sign up as tissue, organ and eye donors by swiping their state ID or driver's li… 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

Infrastructure is a factor in setting 2014 RFS targets, official says

10/21/2014

  • Reuters

The Obama administration will take into account the infrastructure in place at the retail level when setting the final targets in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard, said Shaun Donovan, director of the … Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Lessons from public health crises must not be forgotten

10/23/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

A Doctors Without Borders isolation ward in Guinea.

Even after SARS, H1N1 influenza and other outbreaks, the world seems unable to mount the coordinated, sustained effort needed to contain Ebola, write Susan Blumenthal and Terrol Graham. Emergency plan… Read More