Inside our bodies, our cells move around, communicate, form new tissue, and heal wounds with the help of proteins called integrins. But when disease occurs, integrins get the wrong cues and do damage—they might help tumors grow, or promote inflammation or... Read more »
Syros Pharmaceuticals has a long way to go before it knows whether its drug discovery work will pay off. But insiders and Wall Street investors have given the firm’s efforts a boost, helping it go public Wednesday evening with a $50... Read more »
San Antonio — [Corrected 6/30/16, 9:52 a.m. See below.] The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, one of several organizations working to promote business development in the Alamo City, has hired a new president and CEO: Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, an executive... Read more »
Houston—Two Houston health IT startups are among the private companies enlisted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in his national cancer moonshot initiative, designed to speed up efforts that could cure cancer.
DocGraph and CareSet Systems, both based in Houston,... Read more »
[Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories on physicians at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics who have become full- or part-time entrepreneurs.]
Fred Lee is not afraid to put himself out there.
Lee is... Read more »
Reflexion Health, a San Diego startup founded in 2012 at the nonprofit West Health Institute, is moving to commercialize Vera, its physical rehabilitation system based on Microsoft Kinect’s motion tracking technology.
After recently raising $18 million in Series B funding, the... Read more »
Roboticists covered a sweeping range of topics at Xconomy’s annual Robo Madness West conference last week, from the ethics of artificial intelligence to the powerful impact of robots that have faces.
Two themes ran through all the panel discussions, whether they... Read more »
Moderna Therapeutics still hasn’t produced data in humans supporting its technology, which is meant to turn our bodies into little drugmaking factories. But the Cambridge, MA-based company nonetheless keeps grabbing the attention, and cash, of other drugmakers.
Moderna said today that... Read more »
The expertise and guidance of a savvy mentor can change the fortunes of a startup.
Bob Compton was that person for ExactTarget, says co-founder and former CEO Scott Dorsey. Compton—an IBM veteran, successful investor, and one of the godfathers of Indianapolis’s... Read more »