Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Singapore research agency working on portable dengue test

1/30/2015

  • MedGadget.com

A field detector test that uses a drop of saliva to diagnose the dengue virus has been developed by researchers at Singapore's research agency A*STAR. The device, which takes about 20 minutes to opera… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Mass. biotech hopes to raise up to $86M from IPO

1/30/2015

  • American City Business Journals

Flex Pharma has increased the amount it hopes to raise in an initial public offering by 40% to more than $86 million. The Boston-based biotech firm plans to launch clinical trials later this year to e… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Senators seek to modernize NIH, FDA to expedite approval of new cures

1/30/2015

  • Hill, The

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., unveiled their modernization plans for the FDA and the NIH in a report released Thursday as part of efforts to expedite the development of new… 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

New index gauges drugmakers' progress on reducing global disease burden

1/26/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The new Global Health Impact Index evaluates drugmakers' efforts to develop treatments for tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria, as well as the efficacy of those drugs and how many people have access to… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

CMS weighs changes for meaningful use standards

1/29/2015

  • EHR Intelligence
  • Healthcare IT News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering scaling back the 2015 requirements for demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records. Among the proposals being considered by … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Opinion: Data will drive life sciences industry to accountable care

1/29/2015

  • HIT Consultant

Health care providers are undergoing a transition from a fee-for-service model to one based on value and outcomes, but drug and device makers are still in the "sick care" business, writes Kyle Samani,… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Payers will push for lower cancer drug costs, Novartis pharma head says

1/28/2015

  • Yahoo

David Epstein, the head of Novartis' pharmaceutical division, expects that payers will pressure drugmakers to reduce the cost of oncology drugs, especially when less-expensive treatments are available… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Survey finds willingness to donate tissue for research

1/28/2015

  • LiveScience.com

A survey reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 68% of 1,600 U.S. adults were willing to donate body tissue for research purposes. That willingness dropped when respond… 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

Biomass power plant secures EU approval for subsidies

1/28/2015

  • Bloomberg

The EU has given its approval for the U.K. government to provide subsidies to the biomass power station operated by MGT Power in Northern England. The decision to continue providing government aid led… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Study: Women with PCOS at higher risk for serious illnesses

1/29/2015

  • HealthDay News

Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to face health problems and hospitalization for a range of health issues. Associated disorders include gynecological problems as well as heart … Read More