Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Advanced bone matrix from Stryker debuts in U.S.

3/27/2015

  • BeckersSpine.com

The BIO4, a viable bone matrix with endogenous bone-forming cells, is being launched by Stryker at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting. The device, designed to promote the regeneratio… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Legislators: Only FDA should be permitted to label biotech foods

3/27/2015

  • Farm and Dairy (Salem, Ohio)

A bill that would create a national standard for biotech food labeling calls for the FDA to be the only government agency allowed to label foods containing biotech ingredients. The Safe and Accurate F… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Otsuka sues FDA for broadening Abilify's scope

3/26/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Otsuka Pharmaceutical filed a lawsuit against the FDA for expanding the use of its antipsychotic treatment Abilify for an indication not on the drug company's application. Otsuka filed to have Abilify… 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

Report: Pharma spent $4.5 billion on DTC ads last year

3/24/2015

  • Medical Marketing & Media

Medical Marketing & Media's annual DTC Report shows that $4.5 billion was spent by marketers on direct-to-consumer advertising in 2014, up almost 21% from the previous year. Television ad spending amo… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Study tests drug for hepatitis C recurrence after transplant

3/26/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

Simeprevir-based triple therapy was associated with undetectable or reduced hepatitis C viral loads among live donor liver transplant recipients with recurrent infections, according to a study in the … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Drugmaker takes another look at a drug that caused severe side effects

3/26/2015

  • Reuters

A drug that caused serious side effects in clinical trials nine years ago is showing promise at a lower dose in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This time around, scientists tested the drug on huma… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

U.K. groups to fund multidisciplinary cancer research

3/25/2015

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

Britain's Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and Cancer Research UK will offer joint funding of more than $55 million for multidisciplinary cancer investigations. "We need to push the b… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Family tours lab where son's retinas were donated

3/25/2015

  • WHYY-TV/WHYY-FM (Philadelphia)

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory met the family of a newborn whose retinas were donated to the lab in 2010. "Share what you learn with the medical communit… 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

Petrobras uses tilapia waste to produce biofuel

3/25/2015

  • Undercurrent News (U.K.)

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras produces biofuel from tilapia waste at its facility in Quixada. "We estimate buying around 15 metric tons per month of fish waste from around 300 fishing families, produce… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Scientist to become first female provost at Hofstra University

3/18/2015

  • Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) (subscription required)

Geneticist and biology professor Gail M. Simmons will become the first female provost at Hofstra University in July. Simmons comes from Manhattanville College, in Purchase, N.Y., where she has been th… Read More