Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Boston Scientific signs development deal with Asahi

8/20/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

Asahi Intecc in Japan has agreed to work with Boston Scientific to create enhanced fractional flow reserve wires that will be compatible with the latter's Polaris system used for multiple imaging moda… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Roche signs epigenomic analysis tech deal with Garvan Institute

8/20/2014

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

Roche has entered into a two-year deal with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research to jointly develop new technologies for targeted epigenomic analysis using next-generation sequencing. The deal giv… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Salmonella risk prompts recall of nSPIRED almond, peanut butters

8/20/2014

  • CBS News

The FDA reported that peanut and almond butters have been recalled by nSPIRED Natural Foods due to potential contamination with salmonella. The products, which reportedly sickened four people, include… 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

Survey gauges hospitals' patient engagement efforts

8/18/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

Health care leaders responding to a survey said changing organizational culture is the biggest obstacle to raising patient experience scores. Patients who have a positive experience in health care hav… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Device helps uncover how malaria parasites invade red blood cells

8/19/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists used laser optical tweezers to better understand malaria's invasion of red blood cells. The tool was used to pick up parasites and insert them into red blood… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

FasterCures executive director named rock star of digital health

8/19/2014

  • Digital Health Post, The

FasterCures Executive Director Margaret Anderson was named to The Digital Health Post's list of the 12 most influential women in digital health. "With the work that Anderson performs, FasterCures atte… 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

Medtech applications relying on 8 EU notified bodies subject to audit in Australia

8/18/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

Lack of confidence in eight European medical device notified bodies has caused Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration to announce that it will conduct audits of all medical device applications i… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Eye bank agrees on donation protocol with coroner in Colo.

8/20/2014

  • Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.)

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank and the coroner for Boulder County, Colo., have agreed to a protocol for eye donation. "This protocol will allow death investigations and sight-restorative transplants to… 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

Ky. researchers use power plant gas emissions to grow algae

8/20/2014

  • WKRC-TV (Cincinnati)

The Duke Energy East Bend Station, a coal-fired plant in Boone County, Ky., partnered with the University of Kentucky to study how power plant gas emissions can be used to grow algae. Researchers capt… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Why sex must be accounted for in medical data sets

8/14/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

The incidence, prevalence, onset age, symptoms, severity and treatment response of a variety of medical conditions strongly depend on a patient's sex, and sex must be considered in addition to age and… Read More