Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

FDA is committed to U.S. trials of medical devices

1/23/2015

  • FDA Voice blog

The FDA has made the first step in its commitment to give U.S. patients first access to effective and safe medical devices by making sure that rigorous clinical studies of the products are conducted i… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Public stock offering could bring in $110M for Keryx

1/23/2015

  • Zacks

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals aims to raise $110 million in a public offering of common stock. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support ongoing development and commercialization of the firm's drug… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Possible salmonella contamination prompts firm to recall spicy seed mix products

1/23/2015

  • FoodSafetyNews.com

Concerns about salmonella contamination have prompted Freeland Foods to voluntarily pull all Go Raw Brand Organic Spicy Seed Mix packages in the U.S. and Canada. The affected products come with the UP… 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

Getting edgy in drug marketing

1/19/2015

  • Medical Marketing & Media

A risky ad for Kmart first went viral online before being broadcast on television, and pharma marketers can use the same tactic for risk-averse clients, writes Mark Schnurman, founding partner of Fila… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Large Ebola vaccine trial to begin in Liberia

1/22/2015

  • Hill, The
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The National Institutes of Health announced that it will test two experimental Ebola vaccines from Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline in Liberia in the coming weeks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Na… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Medical advances will lift the world's poor, Gates says

1/22/2015

  • Bloomberg

Advances in medical science, disease eradication efforts and new agricultural techniques will lead to longer lives, better health and enhanced economic opportunities for the world's poor, according to… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Schizophrenia drug successful in Phase III trials

1/21/2015

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

A Phase III trial of 101 patients by Gedeon Richter and Actavis found that cariprazine was associated with a 55% reduction in relapse risk in patients with schizophrenia when compared with a placebo. Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Chinese man receives gift of sight from pop singer

1/21/2015

  • CRIEnglish.com (China)

A 23-year-old man in China received a cornea transplant and is giving thanks to Chinese pop singer Yao Beina and her family. Yao, 33, died last week of breast cancer. "As a recipient, I want to stand … 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

Algenol makes first step into Indian market

1/21/2015

  • News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) (tiered subscription model), The

Algenol has opened an algae-production platform in India, its first in that country. The facility is near a Reliance Industries refinery. "The project is designed to demonstrate how robust the Algenol… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

7 women who are changing the world

1/22/2015

  • CNN

Anne Wojcicki, Nina Tandon and Rosalind Picard are among the seven women likely to have a major impact this year, writes Shivvy Jervis, creator and presenter of Digital Futures. Picard co-founded Empa… Read More