Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Chinese investor pumps $25M into iHealth Lab

9/22/2014

  • VentureBeat

Xiaomi Ventures, the venture capital unit of Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi, has made a $25 million investment in iHealth Lab. IHealth, which develops wireless blood-pressure and blood-glucose moni… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Diabetes drug combo from Novo Nordisk gets EU approval

9/23/2014

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

The European Commission has approved Novo Nordisk's once-daily injectable treatment Xultophy, a combination of Tresiba, or insulin degludec, and Victoza, or liraglutide, as a treatment for type 2 diab… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

FDA prepares proposal to collect data on manufacturing quality

9/23/2014

  • PharmExec.com

The FDA could release draft guidance on the collection of quality data from industry this year, Russ Wesdyk of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufac… 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

TG Therapeutics, FDA settle on details of leukemia drug trial

9/22/2014

  • OncLive

TG Therapeutics and the FDA have agreed on terms of a special protocol assessment for a late-stage trial that will assess the combination of ublituximab, or TG-1101, and Imbruvica, or ibrutinib, in pa… 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

Health care sector fighting war over drug prices

9/22/2014

  • Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The

The costs of new specialty drugs are sparking criticism from insurers and pharmacy benefit managers, as well as suggestions that unsustainable prices could lead to government intervention, Philip Klei… 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

Belen Garijo becomes first woman on Merck KGaA board

9/19/2014

  • Bloomberg

Merck KGaA has appointed the first woman on the company's board. Belen Garijo, who leads the Merck Serono biopharmaceutical arm, steps into her new role Jan. 1. Read More