Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Maker of flexible endoscope obtains $20M in financing

10/22/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

Massachusetts-based Medrobotics has raised $20 million in its latest financing round. The funding comes as the company prepares to market its Flex system, a robot-assisted flexible endoscope that was … Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Newly launched cancer immunotherapy startup gets $12M funding boost

10/22/2014

  • Xconomy
  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Series A funding round has pulled in $12 million for Unum Therapeutics, a newly launched cancer immunotherapy firm based in Cambridge, Mass. The funding round was led by Atlas Venture and Fidelity B… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

New food-donation regulations proposed in U.S.

10/22/2014

  • Hill, The

New rules are being pushed by the USDA to ensure the safe storage and distribution of food donations. The rules would prevent food banks from attempting to generate profits by selling the donations. C… 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

Study: Graphs, formulas make drug data more convincing

10/20/2014

  • National Public Radio

Consumers who read a paragraph about a hypothetical drug's efficacy and saw a graph or chart depicting the data were more likely to believe the drug worked than those who only read the paragraph, a st… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

NIH awards $2.3 million to support stem cell study

10/21/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The National Institutes of Health has given Lili Yang of the University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center a $2.3 million NIH Director's New Innovator Award. Her research … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

NIH awards $11M for drug abuse studies involving social media

10/21/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

More than $11 million has been awarded by the NIH to researchers studying how social media can be used to improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of addiction and substance abuse. Studies … Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Australia to rely on European notified bodies for most conformity assessments

10/20/2014

  • Clinica

Australia will soon do away with the requirement that all medical devices be assessed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, instead allowing most Australian manufacturers to rely on European notifi… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Ohio introduces mobile tablets to ease donor registration

10/22/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

The state of Ohio and Donate Life Ohio have developed the Swipe to Donate Life mobile application to allow residents to sign up as tissue, organ and eye donors by swiping their state ID or driver's li… 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

Infrastructure is a factor in setting 2014 RFS targets, official says

10/21/2014

  • Reuters

The Obama administration will take into account the infrastructure in place at the retail level when setting the final targets in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard, said Shaun Donovan, director of the … Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

C-suite offers clinicians the opportunity to improve health of millions

10/16/2014

  • HCPLive

Physicians Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Susan Turney worked on the clinical side of health care before moving to executive roles. Turney was told as a kindergartener that she couldn't be a doctor because s… Read More