Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Report: Worldwide surgical device market poised for growth

8/1/2014

  • DOTMed.com

A report from Allied Market Research forecasts that by 2020, the worldwide market for surgical equipment could be worth $12.1 billion. The market is dominated by North America, followed by Europe. Mar… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Scotland, Kenya partner on livestock genetics research center

8/1/2014

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland's Rural College and Kenya's International Livestock Research Institute have launched an international research center for livestock genetics. Researchers at the C… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

USDA bolsters food safety with poultry-inspection reforms

8/1/2014

  • Reuters

Reforms to poultry-facility inspections were unveiled Thursday by the USDA in an attempt to cut down the number of foodborne illness occurrences. The new rule would require producers to conduct two mi… 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

Accountable care organizations could treat 130 million Americans by 2017

7/31/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Accountable care organizations will potentially cover over 130 million patients by 2017, up from 40 million in 2015, according to a Parks Associates report. The increase will be driven mainly by busin… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

CIRM president refocuses clinic network

7/31/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine voted to cut $5 million from a $70 million project to open a statewide network of stem cell clinics called the Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network. CIRM … 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

Don't risk keeping board, investors in the dark

7/31/2014

  • Xconomy

Startups should be upfront about identifying and discussing risks with investors and boards of directors, not only to inspire confidence and credibility, but also to enable well-informed strategic dec… Read More