Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

SpineFrontier's device used in anterior cervical disc fusion in Va.

4/17/2015

  • BeckersSpine.com

A patient with cervical stenosis and cervical spinal spondylolis at Newport News-based Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital was the first in Virginia to undergo anterior cervical disc fusion using the… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Catalent to expand Ky. facility

4/17/2015

  • BioSpace (San Francisco)

Catalent Pharma Solutions plans to spend $62 million to expand its facility in Winchester, Ky., to accommodate the demand for oral solid formulations. The firm says the expansion could generate 300 jo… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

CAS Medical Systems gains expanded FDA approval for oximeter

4/17/2015

  • FDAnews

The FDA has granted CAS Medical Systems expanded labeling approval for its Fore-Sight Elite tissue oximeter to include neonatal and pediatric patients. The Branford, Conn., company intends to release … 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

Justify health care prices with outcomes data, expert says

4/13/2015

  • PharmExec.com

The Affordable Care Act has increased a focus on drug and health care prices as employers shift more costs to employees, more Americans gain insurance coverage, and the CMS and private payers move tow… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Medicare payment legislation signed into law

4/17/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters

President Barack Obama signed the Medicare physician payment bill into law Thursday. The measure prevents a 21% cut in physician reimbursement rates. Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

FDA seeks nominees for advisory committees

4/16/2015

  • Regulatory Focus

The FDA has asked drugmakers to nominate candidates for 18 committees that advise the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Self-nomination is allowed, and industry groups will choose from the cand… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Malaysia offers fast-track medical device registration process

4/15/2015

  • Emergo

The Malaysian Medical Device Authority will accelerate registration of all Class A devices through June 30. Fast-track registration is also available for Class A, B, C and D devices already registered… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Opinion: Okla. needs more donors

4/15/2015

  • Tulsa World (Okla.)

LifeShare Oklahoma had a record-breaking year for collection in 2014, but the state needs more donors of tissue and organs to save and improve lives, Tulsa World Associate Editor Mike Jones writes. "T… 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

Scientists discover alternative biosynthesis pathway to produce propane

4/14/2015

  • Tech Times

Researchers from the University of Manchester and Imperial College London have developed a method to produce renewable propane by using a microbial biosynthetic pathway. The process involves releasing… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Is hiring for academic STEM positions getting better for women?

4/16/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • CNN

Women are twice as likely as equally qualified men to be chosen to fill tenure-track university positions, according to a Cornell Institute for Women in Science study published in the Proceedings of t… Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

Ancestry.com gets into DNA testing

4/7/2015

  • USA Today

An Ancestry.com product called Ancestor Discoveries offers a $99 kit for consumers to submit a saliva sample for sequencing to learn about their relatives past and present. Health findings will likely… Read More