Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Konica to equip scanner with ultrasound training package

7/11/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging said it will integrate its Sonimage P3 handheld scanner with SonoSim's ultrasound training package. Konica said the ultrasound training package offers staff training on … Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Judge rules against biotech-papaya disclosure in Hawaii

7/11/2014

  • West Hawaii Today (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

The locations and identities of farms cultivating biotech papaya should not be disclosed by Hawaii County, a state circuit court judge ruled in granting an injunction. Papaya growers said the disclosu… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

EU OKs interbody fusion device from Expanding Orthopedics

7/11/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

Expanding Orthopedics has earned the CE mark in Europe for its FLXfit system, a 3D expandable cage used during minimally invasive interbody fusion procedures to treat patients with lumbar degenerative… 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

Indian generic-drug makers launch PR campaign in the U.S.

7/7/2014

  • Businessworld (India)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance has hired Washington, D.C.-based India First Group to boost the generic-drug industry's reputation in the U.S. The first step in the campaign is mobilization of the … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

U.S. begins safety trial of antibiotic

7/10/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease has initiated an early-stage clinical trial of the safety of the new oral antibiotic CRS3123, which is being developed as a treatment for Clost… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Genome map points to potential lung cancer targets

7/10/2014

  • Bloomberg

Three-quarters of lung adenocarcinoma cases have similar mutations in a cluster of genes called the RTK/RAS/RAF signaling pathway, researchers report in a study published in the journal Nature, which … 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

EU drug initiative emphasizes fast-track development

7/9/2014

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

Europe's second Innovative Medicines Initiative will focus a $4.5 billion budget on speeding development and delivery of new medical treatments in urgent priority areas, including type 1 diabetes and… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Study: Femoral head allografts are cost-effective

7/9/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

When patients undergo total hip arthroplasty for spinal fusion, their femoral heads can be collected for use as a cost-effective alternative to bone graft substitutes, according to a study in the jour… 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

Demand for bioplastics in China grows despite challenges

7/8/2014

  • PlasticsNews.com

The biobased plastics industry in China is experiencing an uptick in demand, making industry players more optimistic despite having some difficulties in pricing and government policies. "If government… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Collaboration key to winning breast-cancer war, Komen CEO says

7/10/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

Shirley Mertz, who leads the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, is an Advocate in Science for Susan G. Komen and has lived with the disease for 11 years. Mertz joined Pfizer's Sally Susman and Cynthia … Read More