Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Danaher to acquire Nobel Biocare for $2.2B

9/16/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

Danaher has agreed to pay about $2.2 billion to purchase Nobel Biocare, a dental-implant maker, in a deal said to be the fourth-biggest acquisition in the medtech sector this year. The deal, which cou… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

BeiGene gets $9M from Merck Serono as cancer drug trial proceeds

9/16/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Merck Serono paid BeiGene a $9 million milestone fee following the enrollment of the fifth patient in a Phase I trial of their experimental cancer drug BGB-290. The drug, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymeras… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Groups slam EU plan to move pharma policy role to industrial directorate

9/16/2014

  • PMLive.com (U.K.)

Public health activists expressed concerns over the European Commission's plan to shift drug-policy responsibility from the Directorate General for Health and Consumers to the Directorate General for … 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

CMS predicts increase in drug spending through 2023

9/8/2014

  • Medical Marketing & Media

The CMS' actuary office expects that spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. will increase by 6.4% next year and by an average of 5.4% annually from 2016 to 2019. Spending on prescription drugs is … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

52 in Congress urge caution in changing liver transplant regions

9/14/2014

  • Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.), The

Fifty-two members of the House of Representatives signed a letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration expressing concern about proposed changes to the national liver transplant allocat… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

21st Century Cures roundtable yields strategy for advancing research

9/11/2014

  • Morning Consult, The
  • Health Data Management

Government investment supports scientific discoveries and new technologies that fuel private-sector growth, experts said at a House committee meeting on the 21st Century Cures initiative. The U.S. led… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Indian drugmakers to sell generic Sovaldi in developing countries

9/15/2014

  • Reuters

Seven drugmakers based in India have been licensed to sell cheaper versions of Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drug Sovaldi there and in other developing countries. Gilead will also launch a much-less-ex… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

BBC's "Human Tissue Squad" shares story of donation

9/10/2014

  • Sentinel (U.K.), The
  • Daily Express (London)
  • Daily Mail (London), The

The two-part BBC documentary "The Human Tissue Squad" follows the work of a U.K. National Health Service tissue bank in Liverpool and the patients who can benefit from donations. The show features nur… 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

Development of sugar biorefinery facility in La. underway

9/9/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Over 10 sugar-refining facilities in southern Louisiana will be upgraded with biorefineries through NFR BioEnergy's $312 million project. The biorefineries will produce renewable fuel in the form of h… 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