Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Leica Biosystems acquires breast biopsy tech developer

10/29/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

Leica Biosystems, a unit of Danaher, has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to acquire breast biopsy device firm Devicor Medical Products. Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Organic industry backs Colo., Ore. biotech food-labeling measures to boost sales

10/29/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The organic food industry is pushing ballot initiatives in Colorado and Oregon requiring the labeling of biotech foods to protect its sales and "create additional market opportunities," and labeling … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Botulism risk prompts recall of pumpkin seed pesto in Canada

10/29/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Williams-Sonoma brand Pumpkin Seed Pesto was recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as it may allow the growth of Clostridium botulinum. The affected product, sold in Ontario and Alberta, com… 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

Health care marketers can help to create informed, educated consumers

10/27/2014

  • Medical Marketing & Media

Lack of education is a barrier to health care in the developing world, but health care marketers can use their skills to develop educational materials that help people make life-saving decisions, writ… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Ebola and Transfusion Medicine

10/29/2014

The transmission of Ebola through transfusions is highly unlikely, experts said at the AABB Annual Meeting's hot topic session "Ebola and Transfusion Medicine." The session covered information about t… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Crowdfunding campaign raises $100K in 2 weeks for Ebola research

10/28/2014

  • Reuters

Immunologist Erica Ollmann Saphire raised more than $100,000 in two weeks from online donations to buy a piece of equipment that Scripps Research Institute scientists will use to analyze Ebola antibod… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Report: Global bio-implants market could hit $115.8B in 6 years

10/29/2014

  • BeckersSpine.com

A report from Allied Market Research predicts that by 2020, the worldwide market for bio-implants could be worth $115.8 billion, driven in large part by the rising number of spinal, orthopedic and car… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Fla. woman receives gift of laser-enabled cornea transplant

10/29/2014

  • Central Florida Future (University of Central Florida)

Sandra Matkowski, a Florida patient whose vision was impaired by a scar on her eye, said her vision is better than ever after a laser-enabled cornea transplant. The procedure highlights the importance… 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

BIO's Erickson: Strong biobased industries will be good for America

10/29/2014

  • Hill, The

A recent Department of Agriculture report confirms the economic and environmental benefits of investing in the U.S. biobased products and renewable chemicals industry, writes Brent Erickson, executive… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Lessons from public health crises must not be forgotten

10/23/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

A Doctors Without Borders isolation ward in Guinea.

Even after SARS, H1N1 influenza and other outbreaks, the world seems unable to mount the coordinated, sustained effort needed to contain Ebola, write Susan Blumenthal and Terrol Graham. Emergency plan… Read More