Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Industry veteran named CEO of Insulet

9/19/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

Patrick Sullivan has been appointed to serve as the new CEO of insulin-pump-maker Insulet. Sullivan has more than 30 years of industry experience and has worked for Cytyc, Hologic and PerkinElmer. Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Greenwood: Increased offering ceiling under JOBS Act will help biotechs

9/19/2014

  • Forbes

The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to finalize a new provision of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act that would help to encourage biotech investment and capital formation … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Testosterone-replacement drug Rextoro fails to win FDA panel support

9/19/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

An FDA panel voted 18-3 on Thursday against approval of Clarus Therapeutics' Rextoro, or testosterone undecanoate, due to an insufficient benefit-risk profile. The move came after the panel's decision… 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

Drugmakers sow seeds of doubt about generics

9/15/2014

  • National Post (Canada)

Some brand-name drugmakers are using tactics such as sponsoring talks by doctors and pharmacists and publishing articles in trade magazines to raise doubts about the benefits of generic drugs and whet… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

British safety trial begins for experimental Ebola vaccine

9/17/2014

  • Reuters

The first volunteer in a British safety trial of GlaxoSmithKline's experimental Ebola vaccine has received the drug. The vaccine, which was developed with the National Institutes of Health, is being t… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Register for Turning the Tide Against Cancer National Conference

9/18/2014

The Personalized Medicine Coalition, the American Association for Cancer Research and Feinstein Kean Healthcare will be convening a second Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustained Medical Inn… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

ASEAN members agree to adopt medtech directive by end of 2015

9/17/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

A deal has been reached among the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to adopt the ASEAN Medical Device Directive in their respective territories by the close of next … Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Chinese boy travels to Sri Lanka to meet family of corneal donor

9/17/2014

  • Colombo Gazette (Sri Lanka)

The cornea of a Sri Lankan donor who died in an accident in April 2011 helped Xu Pengfei, then 6, of China regain sight in an injured eye. Three years later, the boy has traveled to Sri Lanka to meet … 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

Lufthansa completes first commercial flight run on new biofuel mix

9/17/2014

  • Air Transport World

German airline Lufthansa has made its first regular flight from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel Airport powered by a 10% mix of the new Farnesan biofuel. Lufthansa has partnered with JatroSolutions, a start… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Belen Garijo becomes first woman on Merck KGaA board

9/19/2014

  • Bloomberg

Merck KGaA has appointed the first woman on the company's board. Belen Garijo, who leads the Merck Serono biopharmaceutical arm, steps into her new role Jan. 1. Read More