Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

FDA could approve Edwards Lifesciences' replacement heart valve in 2015

4/27/2015

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

The Sapien 3 implant, a next-generation transcatheter aortic valve from Edwards Lifesciences, could get FDA approval this year, company CEO Michael Mussallem said. Positive clinician feedback, strong … Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

EU grants, renews import authorization of biotech crops

4/27/2015

  • Reuters
  • Deutsche Welle (Germany)

The European Commission approved the importation of 10 new variants of biotech maize, soybeans, cotton and oilseed rape for 10 years. The commission also renewed the authorization of seven biotech cro… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Greystone Foods recalls frozen vegetables over listeria risk

4/27/2015

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Possible listeria contamination prompted Greystone Foods to pull Today's Harvest Broccoli Florets, Silver Queen Corn and Field Peas with Snaps. The products, with a "sell-by" date of April 21, 2016, c… 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

New project-focused agency created by Finkel

4/20/2015

  • Medical Marketing & Media

A year after closing 75-person independent agency Kane & Finkel, Bob Finkel has launched a small consultancy named FreshBlood, which taps the talents of independent experts in market analysis, copywri… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Label change for multiple myeloma drug receives FDA approval

4/27/2015

  • OncLive

The FDA has approved an updated label for multiple myeloma treatment pomalidomide. The label includes data from a late-stage randomized trial that found increased overall and progression-free survival… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

FDA asks for more data on ALS drug trial

4/23/2015

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Neurologists are supporting the FDA's call for Genervon to release all study data on its investigational amyotrophic lateral sclerosis drug GM604. Patients have demanded access to the drug through a C… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Asian generic market expected to surge as drugs go off-patent

4/27/2015

  • BioSpectrum Asia

The Asian generic drug market could rise as much as 18% between 2014 and 2018 as more blockbuster drugs go off-patent, according to a Frost & Sullivan report. The biggest growth is expected in India, … Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

Parents sue sperm bank, say they learned donor has schizophrenia

4/22/2015

  • CBS News

A Canadian couple filed a lawsuit against Georgia-based Xytex, saying that facts about the sperm donor they chose were misrepresented and that they later learned he has schizophrenia. Xytex President … 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

N.C. company makes sustainable synthetic cork from sugar cane

4/22/2015

  • WNCN-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)

North Carolina-based Nomacorc uses sugar cane to produce sustainable and recyclable synthetic corks for bottles of wine. The corks, called Select Bio, "undergo a series of processes that are differen… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Study IDs mechanism in artemisinin-resistant malaria

4/23/2015

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasites that resist the drug artemisinin were killed in laboratory experiments by either extending treatment time or augmenting treatment with proteasome inhibi… Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

Calif. invests $3M in personalized medicine initiative

4/14/2015

  • American City Business Journals

The state of California is investing $3 million in the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, a public-private program that seeks to develop targeted therapies by integrating patient inf… Read More