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

OnCore strengthens hep B drug pipeline with purchase of Pa. drugmaker

10/2/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

OnCore Biopharma agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to purchase all outstanding shares of Enantigen Therapeutics, a drugmaker based in Pennsylvania. OnCore CEO Patrick Higgins said his firm plans to … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

MindwaysCT's bone density software lands FDA clearance

10/2/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

The FDA has cleared MindwaysCT to sell an advanced version of its quantitative CT scanning software that can transform CT images into bone mineral density data. The company said the updated software c… 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

Draft guidelines on lab-developed tests issued by FDA

10/1/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

The FDA has released a pair of draft guidelines governing laboratory-developed tests, which will be open for public comment for 120 days after publication in the Federal Register. The first guidance o… 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

France will tax hepatitis C drugmakers if annual costs exceed certain point

10/1/2014

  • Reuters

Drugmakers whose hepatitis C drugs cost French social security more than $567 million in 2014 will be taxed by the French government, according to Health Minister Marisol Touraine. French newspapers 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