Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Medical device tax is not needed, lawmakers say

6/2/2015

  • The Huffington Post

It is not uncommon for Congress to pass laws to amend sweeping reforms, but the fixes necessary to correct the Affordable Care Act -- including repealing the 2.3% medical device tax -- still need to b… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

USDA's voluntary non-biotech label is smart alternative to required labeling

6/2/2015

  • The Seattle Times

The Department of Agriculture's voluntary label to certify foods without biotech ingredients is an effective alternative to mandated labeling of biotech foods, according to this editorial. Companies i… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Bird flu quarantine removed at 30 Ind. poultry sites

6/2/2015

  • The Washington Times

The bird flu quarantine and restrictions at 30 poultry sites in Whitley County, Ind., were lifted by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health on Sunday after the birds from the sites tested negative f… 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

The beat goes on in American Heart Association CPR spot

6/1/2015

  • MediaPost Communications

Street Corner Symphony, an a cappella group, sings the Bee Gees song "Stayin' Alive" in the American Heart Association's latest ad promoting hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The recommended r… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Childhood cancer study finds longer survival times

6/1/2015

  • OncLive

An analysis of data involving 34,000 children found that mortality rates are falling for pediatric cancer survivors. Among 5-year survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the rate of death after 15 … Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Drugmakers get mixed report card on patient engagement efforts

6/2/2015

  • Medical Marketing & Media

Drugmakers' efforts to engage patients are achieving various levels of success, patient advocates and health care experts say, with many seeing technology, wearables and social media as ways that pati… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Cancer specialist decries unsustainably high drug prices

6/1/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

Drugmakers are pricing their oncology drugs based on what they believe the market will bear, not on the drugs' value, Dr. Leonard Saltz, chief of gastrointestinal oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering … Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

South African burn physician reports progress culturing skin cells

5/27/2015

  • News24.com (South Africa)

Dr. Wayne Kleintjes of the Tygerberg Hospital burn unit in South Africa reported using a method that allows culturing of skin cells for autologous grafts outside major laboratories to treat two burn p… 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

German companies begin production of renewable gasoline

5/26/2015

  • CTV.ca (Canada)
  • BiofuelsDigest.com

German companies Audi and Global Bioenergies have produced the first batch of e-benzin, a renewable gasoline made by converting isobutene into isooctane. This is "the kickoff of a new, large scale, an… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

HHS taps Susannah Fox to become CTO

5/28/2015

  • MedCityNews.com

HHS has appointed Susannah Fox to succeed Bryan Sivak as its chief technology officer. Prior to her appointment, Fox worked as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation entrepreneur in residence, and before th… Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

CMS issues guidance for coverage of BRCA mutation tests

5/21/2015

  • GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

The CMS issued a draft local coverage determination for BRCA gene mutation tests alone and as part of a panel, including a call for coverage for unaffected individuals who meet criteria and a call for… Read More