Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Ortho Clinical names new board members

5/4/2015

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

Thomas MacMahon, former chairman and CEO of Laboratory Corp. of America, and Carl Hull, former chairman and CEO of Gen-Probe, have been tapped to serve as independent members on Ortho Clinical Laborat… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Report: $13.7B in investments prevented by RFS delay

5/4/2015

  • Yahoo

RFS rulemaking delays by the EPA resulted in an estimated $13.7 billion shortfall in investment in the commercial production of advanced biofuels, according to a BIO analysis. The delay kept producers… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Salmonella risk leads to recall of Fisher brand walnuts

5/4/2015

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Chopped walnuts under the Fisher brand were recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. The affected products, with a "best by" date of March 23, 2016, come in 10-ounce plastic bags with t… 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

Lowering language barriers boosts customer engagement with health plans

4/27/2015

  • Managed Care magazine

The number of U.S. residents who speak a language other than English in their home is at an all-time high, and language barriers in health insurance plans can affect customer loyalty and retention as … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Fujifilm finalizes $307 million acquisition of Cellular Dynamics

5/4/2015

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)

Fujifilm Holdings' approximately $307 million deal for Cellular Dynamics International has been closed. Cellular Dynamics continues to have offices in California and Wisconsin as a unit of Fujifilm. Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

U.S. agencies to develop organs-on-chips

4/30/2015

  • Health Data Management

The NIH, FDA and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will collaborate on the development of 3D miniature models of organs and tissues on microchips that will be used to assess the safety and eff… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Clinical trial begins for experimental leukemia drug

5/3/2015

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

A Phase I/II trial has been initiated by TaiGen Biotechnology to evaluate the use of burixafor, combined with fludarabine and cytarabine, as a treatment for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukem… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Tenn. senator blocks budget bill

4/29/2015

  • Politico
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is blocking a budget bill that would allow the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, among other actions, over what he called a funding "gimmick" to open the door to higher spen… 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

Researchers develop surfboard from algae oil

4/29/2015

  • NBC News

An environmentally friendly surfboard has been developed by researchers at the University of California at San Diego. The surfboard's flexible foam core is made from algae oil. Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Taking a deep dive into Theranos

4/30/2015

  • Business Insider

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes says she has developed a faster, cheaper way of testing blood, and she has assembled a powerful board of directors and generated a lot of interest. Little is known about … Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

Most docs say no to sweeping tests to create "baseline"

4/24/2015

  • Forbes

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's recommendations that people have their blood tested quarterly for every biomarker available set off a heated debate, but the response from the medical community in … Read More