Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Sequenom signs licensing deal with Mayo, posts Q2 revenue growth

7/30/2014

  • San Diego Business Journal

Sequenom has agreed to license patents and applications related to its noninvasive prenatal tests to Mayo Medical Laboratories for undisclosed terms. The life sciences firm also reported that it poste… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Mandatory biotech food labeling would mislead Ore. consumers

7/30/2014

  • Oregonian (Portland), The

An Oregon measure that would require labeling on all biotech foods as though they were "universally harmful goes against" an overwhelming scientific consensus supporting the safety of biotech foods, w… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

White pepper powder pulled in Canada due to salmonella risk

7/30/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Clover Trading and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled Flying Swallow White Pepper Powder because of potential salmonella contamination. The affected product, with UPC number 7 77244 00012 6,… 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

AHA recommends tailored care for Hispanic Americans

7/28/2014

  • Reuters

Hispanic Americans have unique cardiovascular health risks and need tailored care, according to a report from the American Heart Association. The AHA recommends that health care providers modify care … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Takara Bio buying Cellectis' stem cell unit

7/29/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Cancer immunotherapy developer Cellectis has announced it is selling its stem cell subsidiary Cellectis AB to Takara Bio for an undisclosed sum. The decision to sell is part of Cellectis' plan to conc… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Google aims to create a baseline of the healthy human

7/29/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Time.com

Google is seeking 175 volunteers to provide anonymous genetic and molecular data in an effort to develop a full understanding of what it means to be healthy. Molecular biologist Andrew Conrad is spea… 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

GSK applies for approval of first-ever malaria vaccine

7/30/2014

  • Time.com

GlaxoSmithKline has submitted an application for the world's first malaria vaccine after a successful trial, published in PLOS Medicine, found that 800 cases of the disease could be prevented for ever… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Scientists develop technique to create artificial bones

7/30/2014

  • Engineering.com

Researchers at Swansea University's Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating are developing a method for bioprinting material for use in bone grafts. The technique is intended to replicate the exact shap… 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

Genetically modified yeast is possible solution for sustainable omega-3 acids

7/29/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

DuPont scientists have created a genetically modified yeast capable of producing the long-chain omega-3 fats eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, which were previously foun… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Cypher Genomics takes steps toward becoming the Google of bioinformatics

7/24/2014

  • Xconomy

Cypher Genomics has struck a deal with gene sequencing technology maker Illumina under which Illumina's sales force will promote Cypher's biomarker discovery services and genomic analytics platform al… Read More