Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

CVRx gets CE mark approval for heart-failure treatment device

9/29/2014

  • News-Medical.Net

CVRx received CE mark approval for its Barostim neo implantable device that is used for patients with heart failure. "Barostim neo is the only implantable device which has received CE Mark approval fo… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Biotech mosquitoes altered to combat dengue fever released in Brazil

9/29/2014

  • Times of India, The

Brazilian scientists released thousands of biotech mosquitoes in Rio de Janeiro last week to fight dengue fever. The Aedes aegypti mosquito was engineered by British firm Oxitec to make it unable to s… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Lack of inspection prompts recall of Delicious brand beef jerky

9/29/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Delicious Beef Jerky Lemon Pepper Seasoned Beef Jerky was recalled because it was manufactured without the benefit of inspection. The affected product, marked with "EST. 34408," comes in 5- and 2.5-ou… 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

States push health care cost transparency

9/22/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Fourteen states require health insurers to disclose their health care provider payment rates, and some, including New Hampshire, release the data to consumers in an effort to help patients make smarte… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

WHO expects Ebola vaccines to be ready in early 2015

9/29/2014

  • Voice of America
  • Associated Press, The
  • Voice of America

The World Health Organization says two experimental Ebola vaccines could be employed in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in January, pending the results of safety tests. Meanwhile, the United Nations … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Report: New technology and payment models promise to transform health care

9/25/2014

  • HealthDay News

Mobile applications and wearable monitoring devices will get people more involved in their own health and change how care is delivered in the U.S., according to a report from the IMS Institute for Hea… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

U.K. partnership seeks to advance pharmaceutical manufacturing

9/24/2014

  • Manufacturer (U.K.), The
  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

The Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership, a new coalition aimed at increasing pharmaceutical manufacturing in the U.K., is a collaboration between the Association of the British Pharmaceutical… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Memorial in Scotland honors donors of tissue, organs

9/24/2014

  • Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), The

A memorial in Scotland's Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has been dedicated to the nation's tissue and organ donors. The monument includes a book with the first names of donors from 2006 to 2013. Trans… 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

Calif.-based feedstock company lands $22M in new investments

9/24/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

South San Francisco-based feedstock company NexSteppe has raised $22 million from a recent Series C funding round. Total Energy Ventures, ELFH Holding, Braemar Energy Ventures and DuPont Ventures were… 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