Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

TriVascular Technologies kicks off IPO

4/17/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

On Wednesday, stent-graft-maker TriVascular Technologies launched its initial public offering of 65 million shares valued at $12 apiece, lower than the initially announced price range of $13 to $15 pe… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Galapagos-GSK's skin disorder drug shows promise in trial

4/17/2014

  • Reuters

Galapagos announced that it has completed the Phase IIa trial of its skin disease drug GSK2586184, and results showed that the drug is significantly more effective than placebo in treating chronic pso… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

NHS England will pay for hep C drug Sovaldi

4/17/2014

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

An investment of more than $31 million was approved by NHS England to pay for Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, or sofosbuvir. The decision is expected to benefit about 500 patients awaiting … 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

Cleveland Clinic to open medical center in Abu Dhabi, UAE

4/14/2014

  • Reuters

The Cleveland Clinic will open a branded, 364-bed medical center in Abu Dhabi under a 15-year agreement in which physicians' salaries and management fees will be paid by the United Arab Emirates. Seve… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Intervention program effective in reducing hepatitis, HIV risk in drug users

4/15/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Researchers at New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research found that the Staying Safe Intervention Program has reduced risk factors for hepatitis C virus and HIV transmission among peo… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

NIH director: Clear rules are needed for the use of personal genetic data

4/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

As genetic technology and science progress at a dizzying rate, and genetic information is increasingly included in electronic medical records, important questions about access and privacy are taking p… 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

2013 saw rise in U.S. spending for prescription drugs

4/16/2014

  • Reuters
  • Manufacturing.net

Americans spent $329.2 billion on prescription drugs in 2013, an increase of more than 3% over the previous year, according to data firm IMS Health. The major factor for the rise was fewer patent expi… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Engineered tissue transplant holds promise for muscle injury repair

4/16/2014

  • Jerusalem Post (free registration), The

Israeli researchers said they were able to successfully transplant engineered muscle tissue that incorporates major blood vessels to repair an abdominal-wall flaw in a mouse. The lab-grown tissue was … 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

Exec: Carinata is growing as biofuel feedstock in North America

4/16/2014

  • R&D Magazine online

Carinata, a plant from Ethiopia, is gaining popularity in the biofuels sector for its oil seeds, writes Don Konantz, president and CEO of Calyx Bio-Ventures. The oil from the seeds can be refined to t… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

HHS secretary choice is a "relentless implementer," chief of staff says

4/11/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Burwell

The Senate unanimously confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell to lead the Office of Management and Budget, but hearings to confirm her as HHS secretary are likely to be contentious. The Rhodes scholar and H… Read More