Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

FDA warning letters dipped for first time in 5 years, report says

10/1/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

A report from the FDA's device center shows that the number of warning letters issued by the agency to medical-device manufacturers decreased to 144 in 2013 from 164 in 2012, the first such decline re… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Pfizer agree to combine antibody drugs in solid-tumor trial

10/1/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Kyowa Hakko Kirin has signed a clinical trial collaboration with Pfizer. The deal will allow the firms to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Kyowa's anti-CCR4 antibody mogamulizumab in combination wi… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Ky. issues raw-milk warning after children get E. coli poisoning

10/1/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued a raw-milk warning after five children became sick due to E. coli poisoning, four of whom were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome. … 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 more likely to sign up for portals after conversation, data show

9/29/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Patients whom primary care staff approached directly to discuss online patient portals were more likely to sign up than those who received information via mail, a study indicated. The findings appear … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

First Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

9/30/2014

  • USA Today
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • NBC News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the U.S., in a patient who came from Liberia to Texas. Experts say this case will not lead to… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

NIH announces $46 million investment for BRAIN Initiative research

9/30/2014

More than 100 researchers will receive a total of $46 million to develop new tools and technologies as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Rea… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Mixed reactions drawn by proposed drug-patent rules in India

9/29/2014

  • LiveMint.com/The Wall Street Journal (India)

International drugmakers criticized India's draft drug-patent rules, which state that current drugs' modifications can only be patented if they demonstrate greater therapeutic value. "The fact that 'e… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Animated promotion for N.Y. Organ Donor Network has a big heart

10/1/2014

  • Creativity-Online.com

Oscar-winning film director Laurent Witz and Y&R New York developed a video promoting tissue and organ donation for the New York Organ Donor Network. In the animated short, New Yorkers share parts of … 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

Researchers working on bioplastics land $20M federal grant

9/30/2014

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)

Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Polymers are working to develop cost-competitive plastics from renewable sources. The center secured a five-year grant worth $20 mil… 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 execs make Fortune's list of most powerful women

9/25/2014

  • Fortune

Many of the women on Fortune magazine's list of the 50 most powerful women are in science, technology and engineering fields. In the biotech and pharmaceuticals field, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch was lis… Read More