Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Hologic tapped to offer fracture evaluation tool in Canada, U.S.

8/21/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Hologic has agreed to market in the U.S. Medimaps Group's TBS iNsight software, an FDA-cleared tool used to analyze osteoporosis fracture. The deal also calls for Hologic to offer the technology on th… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Eisai submits thyroid cancer candidate for U.S., EU review

8/21/2014

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

Eisai has filed applications with U.S. and European regulators for approval to market its cancer drug lenvatinib as a treatment for progressive radioiodine-refractory, differentiated thyroid cancer. T… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Canned soups, sauces pulled by Corfinio Foods due to botulism risk

8/21/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Improper processing prompted the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to warn consumers against consumption of canned sauces or soups from Corfinio Foods. The affected products, so… 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

Novartis buys stake in Gamida Cell

8/20/2014

  • Reuters

Novartis agreed to pay $35 million to acquire a 15% stake in stem cell therapy developer Gamida Cell. The deal also gives Novartis an option to fully purchase the Israeli firm for $165 million in cash… 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

U.S. Justice Department ends probe of AstraZeneca's Brilinta trial

8/20/2014

  • ABC News

The U.S. Justice Department notified British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Tuesday that it has closed its investigation into an 18,000-patient clinical study of the blood thinner Brilinta. The DOJ plans no… 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