Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Accuray reports N.Y. installation of CyberKnife M6 system

11/21/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Accuray has installed its CyberKnife M6 radiosurgery system at Winthrop-University Hospital's NYCyberKnife Center in Manhattan. The firm notes that the center already has started using the system to t… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Biotech food labeling tries to solve nonexistent problem

11/20/2014

  • Teton Valley News (Driggs, Idaho)

Biotech labeling advocates are trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist because scientific evidence indicates there is no difference between biotech and non-biotech food products, writes Frank Pries… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

New Zealand, Australia drop proposal to form joint regulatory body

11/21/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

A plan by New Zealand and Australia to create a single agency to regulate the medical device sector in both countries has been dropped after a review of the costs and progress of the plan. Australia's… 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

FDA to study how consumers process drug risk info in TV ads

11/17/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The FDA Office of Prescription Drug Promotion is planning to examine how well consumers comprehend risk and benefit information presented in televised drug ads. Patients diagnosed with seasonal allerg… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

3-drug regimens reduce risk of mother-child HIV transmission

11/20/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An ongoing international study has found that the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission is lower with three-drug regimens given during pregnancy. Overall, 0.5% of infants whose mothers had a lamivu… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

View videos and summaries from P4C 2014

11/20/2014

Did you miss a session at Partnering for Cures this week? View the videos to find out why we need both cooperation and competition, and how 21st century cures are within our reach. From the online age… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Merck, Pfizer join forces to develop immuno-oncology drug

11/19/2014

  • PharmaBiz.com (India)

Merck KGaA and Pfizer are collaborating on a new immunotherapeutic cancer treatment targeting multiple types of tumors. The companies will develop the anti-PD-L1 antibody alone and in combination with… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Wisconsin donor, recipient to be recognized in float

11/19/2014

  • La Crosse Tribune (Wis.)
  • WKBT-TV (La Crosse, Wis.)

Robert Riley, who died of respiratory disease at age 65 and was an organ donor, and an organ recipient will be honored by the Donate Life float during the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year'… 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

Study of shipworms could lead to biofuel production advances

11/18/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Recent discoveries about ocean-dwelling shipworms and the bacteria in their gills may someday aid in the mass production of renewable fuels, researchers at Northeastern University say. Studying how ba… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Pfizer partners with aid groups to boost access to long-acting contraception

11/20/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Pfizer is working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development to increase access to the drugmaker's Depo-Pro… Read More