Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Cost of disease is countered by medtech benefits, study finds

7/21/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

The benefits of medical technology contribute a net added benefit of $23 billion per year, according to a report published by the Milken Institute. The researchers evaluated medical technology for hea… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

GSK's melanoma drug combo prolongs survival in Phase III trial

7/21/2014

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

GlaxoSmithKline said a late-stage trial of its combination therapy that consists of Mekinist, or trametinib, and Tafinlar, or dabrafenib, was halted early after a data-monitoring panel found that the … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Fla. jury awards $23.6B in tobacco case

7/21/2014

  • News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.), The

A Florida jury last week awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages to the widow of Michael Johnson Sr. in her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. The award also calls for $17 million in compensator… 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

FDA dislikes Facebook buzz around OTC cough remedy

7/14/2014

  • Medical Marketing & Media

The FDA sent a warning letter to Zarbee's Naturals, which makes over-the-counter cough syrup, saying that posts on the company's Facebook page seem as though the maker approves of language indicating … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Sovaldi clears hepatitis C in HIV patients, study finds

7/20/2014

  • Bloomberg

According to data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, combining Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C virus drug Sovaldi with ribavirin helped clear the most common strain of HCV in 7… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Longitude Prize offers $17.1M for point-of-care bacterial infection test

7/17/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

The Nesta Foundation, the Technology Strategy Board of the U.K. and the British Broadcasting Corp. are backing a $17.1 million prize for an accurate, inexpensive point-of-care test to diagnose bacteri… 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

Companies in Italy must register certain IVD medical devices in national database

7/21/2014

  • Clinica

New rules require IVD companies operating in Italy to register their products in the Repertorio national database of medical devices in order to participate in public tenders. Products subject to the … Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Transplant Games celebrate recipients, donors and families

7/16/2014

  • Washington Times, The
  • KYW-AM (Philadelphia)
  • KYW-AM (Philadelphia)

The Donate Life Transplant Games of America in Houston brought together hundreds of transplant recipients as well as donors and their families from across the U.S. The biennial event promotes awarenes… 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

BIO helps members gather data for sustainable biobased supply chains

7/16/2014

  • Chemical & Engineering News

Sustainability of biobased materials needed in manufacturing various products such as laundry detergent and plastic bottles still requires data to back it up, observers say. The Biotechnology Industry… 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