Life Sciences & Technology

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Medical technology news

AdvaMed SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Medical Technology Association

Report predicts worldwide X-ray market to hit $16.9B by 2021

3/3/2015

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A Life Science Industry Research report forecasts that the worldwide 2D X-ray market could increase from $5 billion in 2014 to $16.9 billion in 2021 fueled by an aging population with increasing deman… Read More

BIO SmartBrief

News for the biotechnology industry

BIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Non-small cell lung cancer drug from Celgene wins EU approval

3/3/2015

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

Celgene International's Abraxane, or nab-paclitaxel, was approved by the European Commission to be used along with carboplatin as a first-line treatment for adult patients with non-small cell lung can… Read More

FDLI SmartBrief

News for the food and drug law community

FDLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Food and Drug Law Institute

Taiho seeks EU approval for oral colorectal cancer drug

3/3/2015

  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

Taiho Pharma is seeking European approval for the use of its investigational oral colorectal cancer drug TAS-102, a combination of experimental cancer drugs trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride. T… 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

Health care organizations need to show empathy, expert says

3/2/2015

  • MedCityNews.com

Forty-one percent of respondents in a recent survey said they think the U.S. health care industry has more interest in making money than in helping patients, and the industry must show more empathy to… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Enterovirus D68 diagnostics receive emergency authorization from HHS

3/3/2015

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The Department of Health and Human Services has taken steps to allow the emergency use of unapproved in vitro diagnostic tests for enterovirus D68. The order authorizes the FDA to conduct expedited re… Read More

FasterCures SmartBrief

Medical research news

FasterCures SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: FasterCures

Patient narratives boost clinical care

3/3/2015

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Producers of a video series called Patient MADE VISIBLE aim to foster patient-physician dialogue through patient narratives. Narrative has been shown to be effective in medical school training, but ma… Read More

DIA Global SmartBrief

News for the global pharmaceuticals industry

DIA Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Drug Information Association

Natco Pharma signs deal to sell generic Sovaldi in developing countries

3/2/2015

  • Reuters

India-based Natco Pharma and U.S.-based Gilead Sciences have reached an agreement allowing Natco to supply generic versions of Gilead's Sovaldi and other chronic hepatitis C drugs in 91 developing cou… Read More

AATB SmartBrief

News affecting the tissue bank community

AATB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Tissue Banks

S.C. race event to raise funds to promote tissue, organ donation

2/24/2015

  • Island Connection (Sullivan's Island, S.C.), The

The 10th LifePoint Race for Life, which celebrates and honors the lives of tissue and organ transplant recipients and donors, will be held at James Island County Park in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday.… 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

Firm to explain Ore. biofuel project at community meeting

2/25/2015

  • American City Business Journals

Colorado-based firm Red Rock Biofuels will explain its plan to build a biofuel refinery in Lakeview, Ore., at a community meeting Monday. The plant will convert woody biomass into biofuel, particularl… Read More

Women In Bio SmartBrief

News and trends in the biotech industry

Women In Bio SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Women In Bio

Synta chief defies easy categorization

2/26/2015

  • Medical Marketing & Media

Synta Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Anne Whitaker is best known for her commercialization skills, and she was skeptical when the board first approached her. "I went from running a multibillion-dol… Read More