Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Kimberly-Clark readies Halyard Health medical device spinout

9/18/2014

Halyard Health, the publicly traded, $1.6 billion spinout of Kimberly-Clark's medical device business, is slated to go live in November, soon-to-be COO Chris Lowery tells MassDevice.com. Read the inte… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

BIO Livestock Summit kicks off

9/18/2014

  • KDLT-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

BIO's Livestock Biotech Summit is underway in Sioux Falls, S.D., offering information on animal biotech research and development and addressing issues related to public transparency. "It's really an e… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

U.K. regulators recommend discounted GSK melanoma drug

9/18/2014

  • Reuters

The U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence endorsed GlaxoSmithKline's oral melanoma drug Tafinlar after the company offered it at a discount to the National Health Service. The endorse… 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

Drugmakers sow seeds of doubt about generics

9/15/2014

  • National Post (Canada)

Some brand-name drugmakers are using tactics such as sponsoring talks by doctors and pharmacists and publishing articles in trade magazines to raise doubts about the benefits of generic drugs and whet… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

FDA clears single-needle dialysis device from NxStage

9/16/2014

  • FDAnews

The FDA has given 510(k) clearance for NxStage's OneSite, a portable single-needle dialysis device that is intended to preserve vascular access while promoting patient comfort. The device includes an … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Register for Turning the Tide Against Cancer National Conference

9/18/2014

The Personalized Medicine Coalition, the American Association for Cancer Research and Feinstein Kean Healthcare will be convening a second Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustained Medical Inn… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

ASEAN members agree to adopt medtech directive by end of 2015

9/17/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

A deal has been reached among the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to adopt the ASEAN Medical Device Directive in their respective territories by the close of next … Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Chinese boy travels to Sri Lanka to meet family of corneal donor

9/17/2014

  • Colombo Gazette (Sri Lanka)

The cornea of a Sri Lankan donor who died in an accident in April 2011 helped Xu Pengfei, then 6, of China regain sight in an injured eye. Three years later, the boy has traveled to Sri Lanka to meet … 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

Lufthansa completes first commercial flight run on new biofuel mix

9/17/2014

  • Air Transport World

German airline Lufthansa has made its first regular flight from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel Airport powered by a 10% mix of the new Farnesan biofuel. Lufthansa has partnered with JatroSolutions, a start… 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 suggests women with breast cancer should avoid soy supplements

9/11/2014

  • HealthDay News

Consuming soy protein might upregulate breast cancer-linked genes in some women who already have breast cancer, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found. Researchers ass… Read More