Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

IPO pulls in $31.5M for Second Sight

11/20/2014

  • Reuters

An initial public offering Wednesday brought in $31.5 million for artificial retina developer Second Sight Medical Products. The company is behind the Argus II System, a retinal implant for treating o… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Constipation drug from Synergy Pharmaceuticals shows promise in trial

11/20/2014

  • Reuters

A Phase II trial showed that Synergy Pharmaceuticals' investigational drug SP-333 was effective and safe for use in patients with opioid-induced constipation. Synergy said that compared with placebo, … Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Wider disclosure of drug clinical trials proposed in U.S.

11/19/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters
  • Regulatory Focus

The NIH on Wednesday proposed requiring researchers to publish the findings of clinical studies that are even partly funded by the agency. Without full disclosure, medical guidelines are written witho… 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

FDA to study how consumers process drug risk info in TV ads

11/17/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The FDA Office of Prescription Drug Promotion is planning to examine how well consumers comprehend risk and benefit information presented in televised drug ads. Patients diagnosed with seasonal allerg… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

3-drug regimens reduce risk of mother-child HIV transmission

11/20/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An ongoing international study has found that the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission is lower with three-drug regimens given during pregnancy. Overall, 0.5% of infants whose mothers had a lamivu… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

View videos and summaries from P4C 2014

11/20/2014

Did you miss a session at Partnering for Cures this week? View the videos to find out why we need both cooperation and competition, and how 21st century cures are within our reach. From the online age… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Merck, Pfizer join forces to develop immuno-oncology drug

11/19/2014

  • PharmaBiz.com (India)

Merck KGaA and Pfizer are collaborating on a new immunotherapeutic cancer treatment targeting multiple types of tumors. The companies will develop the anti-PD-L1 antibody alone and in combination with… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Wisconsin donor, recipient to be recognized in float

11/19/2014

  • La Crosse Tribune (Wis.)
  • WKBT-TV (La Crosse, Wis.)

Robert Riley, who died of respiratory disease at age 65 and was an organ donor, and an organ recipient will be honored by the Donate Life float during the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year'… 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

Study of shipworms could lead to biofuel production advances

11/18/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Recent discoveries about ocean-dwelling shipworms and the bacteria in their gills may someday aid in the mass production of renewable fuels, researchers at Northeastern University say. Studying how ba… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

BIO honors Debbie Yaver with inaugural Rosalind Franklin Award

11/13/2014

  • BiofuelsDigest.com

Debbie Yaver, Novozymes' director of expression technology, genomics and bioinformatics, is the first recipient of the Biotechnology Industry Organization's Rosalind Franklin Award. Yaver's expertise … Read More