Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Biomatrica licenses reagent technology to Microbiologics

7/9/2014

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

Biomatrica has granted Microbiologics licensing rights for its RNAstable and DNAstable reagents used to stabilize RNA and DNA standards. The deal, whose terms were not made public, allows Microbiologi… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Lilly licenses diabetes drug to Chinese firm

7/9/2014

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

Eli Lilly and Co. has granted Yabao Pharmaceutical the rights to develop and market its early-stage diabetes drug candidate, a glucokinase activator called LY2608204, in China. Under terms of the deal… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Lilly sued by Sanofi over diabetes drug Lantus

7/9/2014

  • Reuters

Sanofi filed suit against Eli Lilly & Co., accusing it of infringing on Sanofi's seven patents for the diabetes treatment Lantus, or insulin glargine, and delivery devices for it. Sanofi is asking the… 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

Tuberculosis strikes more children than WHO estimates, study finds

7/8/2014

  • BBC
  • Yahoo
  • Medical News Today

More than 650,000 children worldwide develop tuberculosis every year, nearly 25% more than the current estimate from the World Health Organization, according to a study in the journal The Lancet Globa… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Diversity of patient data more challenging than size, survey finds

7/8/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

A recent Paradigm4 survey found that 71% of the more than 100 responding data scientists said their analytics tasks have become more challenging because of Big Data. The diversity of patient data sour… 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

Duke oncology researcher joins Flatiron Health as CMO

7/3/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

Amy Abernethy will take a leave of absence from her position at Duke University's Cancer Care Research Program to serve as chief medical officer and senior vice president of oncology at Flatiron Healt… Read More