Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

PGXL gains license to offer testing services in Calif.

4/22/2014

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

Kentucky-based PGXL Laboratories has obtained a license to offer its testing services in California. The lab can now provide its molecular cancer and pharmacogenetic test services to all 50 U.S. state… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

GSK's COPD drug wins approval in Canada

4/22/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

GlaxoSmithKline obtained approval from Canadian regulators to market Incruse Ellipta, or umeclidinium, as a maintenance therapy for adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This makes Canada… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Pfizer settles charges of delaying generic Neurontin for $190M

4/22/2014

  • Reuters

Court documents filed Monday show that Pfizer will settle for $190 million a class action lawsuit accusing it of making multiple moves to retain market exclusivity on the epilepsy treatment Neurontin.… 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

Patients force health care providers to rethink how they do business

4/21/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

Health care consumers increasingly expect price transparency, convenient office hours and innovative uses of technology such as telemedicine, forcing providers to try new things, a PricewaterhouseCoop… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Preoperative sepsis tied to odds of developing blood clots

4/21/2014

  • Oncology Report, The

Data presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting showed surgery patients who suffered preoperative sepsis had a 4.2% rate of developing postoperative thrombosis, compared with a 1.2% rate … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Women with HIV can benefit from cervical cancer vaccine, study finds

4/22/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that a vaccine for cervical cancer was effective in women with HIV and also offers some protection to women who already had a strai… 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

Supreme Court in India weighs in on clinical trials

4/21/2014

  • Business Standard (India)

The Indian Health Ministry has been ordered by the Supreme Court to obtain specific information from drug companies that wish to conduct human testing. They must show how the benefits justify any risk… 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

College student helps build girl power at local school

4/17/2014

  • Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)

Shay Valentine, an engineering student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, launched an engineering club for girls at a local school to help expose more students to science, technology, engineering … Read More