Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Zimmer to purchase Biomet for $13.4B

4/24/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Forgoing the option of pursuing an initial public offering, Biomet Inc., parent company Biomet Group Inc., announced Thursday that it will sell the medical device firm to rival Zimmer Holdings for $13… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Samsung BioLogics expands drug-manufacturing deal with Bristol

4/24/2014

  • Zacks

Samsung BioLogics agreed to manufacture several biologic drugs for Bristol-Myers Squibb at its production facility in South Korea. The deal expands an existing 10-year collaboration signed by the firm… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

USDA makes reporting of PEDv, Swine Delta Coronavirus mandatory

4/24/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Pork producers are now required by the USDA to disclose cases of Swine Delta Coronavirus and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus. "USDA has been working closely with the pork industry and our state and fe… 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 force health care providers to rethink how they do business

4/21/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

Health care consumers increasingly expect price transparency, convenient office hours and innovative uses of technology such as telemedicine, forcing providers to try new things, a PricewaterhouseCoop… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Proper anticoagulant management important in eye surgery

4/23/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A paper in the British Journal of Ophthalmology stresses the need for eye surgeons to have a working knowledge of blood thinners. The authors outline guidelines for whether and how to stop treatments … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Women with HIV can benefit from cervical cancer vaccine, study finds

4/22/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that a vaccine for cervical cancer was effective in women with HIV and also offers some protection to women who already had a strai… 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

New treatment options highlighted for World Malaria Day

4/23/2014

  • India.com (India)

Researchers around the world are exploring a variety of promising approaches for treating malaria that are summarized in this article about World Malaria Day on Friday. One is a cheap and effective va… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Ill. campaign seeks to raise donor awareness at community colleges

4/23/2014

  • Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)

A campaign to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation is being launched at 49 community colleges in Illinois for National Donate Life Month. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White praised… 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

Shanxi Jinhui expands into bioplastics production with $35M PBAT factory

4/22/2014

  • PlasticsNews.com

China-based Shanxi Jinhui Energy Group launched its venture into bioplastics production this month, a $35 million bio-based polybutylene adipate co-terephthalate factory. The factory reportedly has th… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

College student helps build girl power at local school

4/17/2014

  • Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)

Shay Valentine, an engineering student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, launched an engineering club for girls at a local school to help expose more students to science, technology, engineering … Read More