Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Comments sought for Brazil's device, drug trial proposal

9/2/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

Anvisa, Brazil's medtech regulator, has issued a draft document outlining the agency's new requirements and procedures for conducting drug and medical device trials in that country. The proposal, mean… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Blueprint Genetics secures $3.9M for expansion efforts

9/2/2014

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

Blueprint Genetics said it has raised $3.9 million, which it will put toward international expansion efforts. The Finnish firm creates next-generation sequencing-based clinical diagnostic tests, offer… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Parmesan cheese pulled by 4C Foods due to salmonella risk

9/2/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

4C Foods recalled 308 cases of 4C Grated Cheese HomeStyle Parmesan because of potential contamination with salmonella. The affected product, sold in Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Mi… 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

Apple prohibits sale of user health data

9/1/2014

  • Adweek

Apple has forbidden developers of applications compatible with Apple's HealthKit interface from selling end-user health data to advertising platforms, data brokers or information resellers, the Financ… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Mobile app may help monitor jaundice in newborns

9/2/2014

  • MedGadget.com

A team of providers and engineers at the University of Washington has created a smartphone application that could help parents and providers screen newborns for jaundice. The app, called BiliCam, has … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Gene similarity among flies, worms and humans offers disease insight

9/1/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

University of Washington geneticists reported in the journal Nature that there are significant similarities among the genes of fruit flies and worms and human DNA, which could offer researchers new cl… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

USP joins effort to combat illegal online drug sales

8/27/2014

  • In-PharmaTechnologist.com

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention has joined the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies in its fight against illegal drug sales on the Internet. ASOP includes pharmaceutical companies, regulators and pha… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Ind. breast tissue bank seeks black female donors

8/27/2014

  • Indianapolis Recorder

Diagnoses of triple-negative breast cancer are more common among black women, highlighting the need for greater rates of breast tissue donation from African-Americans. On Nov. 8, the Susan G. Komen Ti… 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

Italian scientists produce bioplastic from agricultural waste

8/26/2014

  • Quartz

Scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology have extracted cellulose from rice hulls, cocoa pod husks and parsley and spinach stems using a solution of trifluoroacetic acid. The researchers to… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Teen partners with postdoc researcher to find source of serious fungal infections

8/28/2014

  • National Public Radio

Seventh-grader Elan Filler worked with Duke University postdoctoral fellow Deborah Springer to find the environmental reservoir for Cryptococcus gattii, a fungal pathogen that causes dangerous infecti… Read More