Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Cardinal Health's $1.94B offer for Cordis accepted by J&J

5/29/2015

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

A $1.94 billion binding offer made by Cardinal Health for Johnson & Johnson's Cordis stent-making business unit was accepted by J&J. The acquisition deal, which includes senior debt and a cash payment… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Method to edit plants' genes stirs new biotech debate

5/29/2015

  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

A proposal made by University of Copenhagen researchers to use precision breeding in crops, where a plant's genes are altered to carry a sequence from an ancient variety of the same crop, stirred new … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Court retains criminal convictions in Peanut Corp. of America case

5/29/2015

  • The Washington Times

U.S. District Court Judge Louis Sands found no juror misconduct and decided to retain the criminal convictions against Stewart and Michael Parnell and Mary Wilkerson, the defendants in a salmonella ou… 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

BPH drug website makes misleading claims, OPDP says

5/24/2015

  • Medical Marketing & Media

A website for Actavis' Rapaflo benign prostatic hyperplasia drug implies that the drug helps with nighttime urination, improving sleep and work productivity, but the drug was not shown to improve slee… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

WHO: Ebola outbreak may spread again

5/29/2015

  • The Economic Times (India)

The World Health Organization warned the public to remain vigilant as the crisis over Ebola is not yet done. "I am afraid there could be another wave that could spread to neighboring countries," WHO E… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

FasterCures helps organizations boost outreach with online seminars

5/28/2015

  • CQ Roll Call Connectivity

FasterCures uses Web-based seminars, or webinars, as part of its overall outreach strategy, hosting up to eight webinars each year with some 500 participants in each. Careful planning and follow-up ar… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Proposed German bribery law could pose challenges for medtech firms

5/28/2015

  • Clinica

A proposed change to the German criminal code, designed to combat bribery, could potentially affect certain types of cooperation among medtech companies and health care professionals that are currentl… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

South African burn physician reports progress culturing skin cells

5/27/2015

  • News24.com (South Africa)

Dr. Wayne Kleintjes of the Tygerberg Hospital burn unit in South Africa reported using a method that allows culturing of skin cells for autologous grafts outside major laboratories to treat two burn p… 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

German companies begin production of renewable gasoline

5/26/2015

  • CTV.ca (Canada)
  • BiofuelsDigest.com

German companies Audi and Global Bioenergies have produced the first batch of e-benzin, a renewable gasoline made by converting isobutene into isooctane. This is "the kickoff of a new, large scale, an… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

HHS taps Susannah Fox to become CTO

5/28/2015

  • MedCityNews.com

HHS has appointed Susannah Fox to succeed Bryan Sivak as its chief technology officer. Prior to her appointment, Fox worked as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation entrepreneur in residence, and before th… Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

CMS issues guidance for coverage of BRCA mutation tests

5/21/2015

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

The CMS issued a draft local coverage determination for BRCA gene mutation tests alone and as part of a panel, including a call for coverage for unaffected individuals who meet criteria and a call for… Read More