As part of a national cancer “moonshot” initiative led by Vice President Joe Biden, the FDA said Wednesday it would retool the way it evaluates cancer treatments and tests.
But to what end?
The goals of the FDA’s new Oncology Center... Read more »
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 at the city-owned gas and electric utility CPS Energy.
The foundation,... 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 »
Here’s a look at innovation news from around Michigan:
—Wayne State University and Massachusetts General Hospital spinout company RetroSense Therapeutics has been named one of the nation’s 50 smartest companies by the MIT Technology Review. The biopharmaceutical company based in... Read more »
Dallas—With the dismissal of two top executives from Dallas’s Tech Wildcatters, the startup accelerator has made a deep pivot in operations since its founding seven years ago.
Molly Cain, TW’s executive director, and Clarisa Lindenmeyer, chief revenue officer, were both... Read more »
The Boston-area cybersecurity scene is ripe with acquisition targets. IBM bought incident-response firm Resilient Systems earlier this year. Now, Cisco Systems says it is acquiring CloudLock, a Waltham, MA-based cloud security company, for $293 million in cash and stock, plus... Read more »
Modern Meadow, a New York-based company that has developed a method of turning living cells into materials used to make leather that mimics animal hide, has received a $40 million Series B funding to begin manufacturing and commercializing its leather products.... Read more »
Every day it seems a new tech startup emerges to tap the keg of the spirits industry, especially on the consumer delivery side. The team at New York’s SevenFifty took on a different approach, however, trying to fix inefficiencies in the... Read more »
The outlook for Infinity Pharmaceuticals didn’t look good after its blood cancer drug, duvelisib, came up short in a critical clinical trial a few weeks ago, and the situation has gotten worse today. AbbVie has sent the rights to duvelisib back... Read more »
[Updated 6/28/16, 12:50pm. See below.] PureTech Health starts companies in cutting-edge areas of biomedical science and often owns them outright. Its latest aims to create software that listens for warning signs of depression in people’s speech patterns.
The unveiling... Read more »
Resin.io, a startup with headquarters in Seattle and employees scattered across the globe, has raised a $9 million funding round to further its work on tools for software development and deployment for connected devices.
The company’s prior backer, DFJ, invested in the... Read more »
A new wave of drugs has changed the way hepatitis C is treated. Regulus Therapeutics has not been part of that wave, but the company’s plans to join it took a big hit this afternoon.
Waltham, MA-based Forum Pharmaceuticals, which spent more than decade pursuing a drug for Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases, is shutting down, Xconomy has learned.
According to a Forum spokesperson, the company will be closed “by the end of the week.” The... Read more »
Happy Monday from Xconomy Texas. Let’s get caught up on the latest innovation news in the state.
Just another billion-dollar exit for a Massachusetts company most people have never heard of. This one has an interesting backstory, in a field rife with consolidation and would-be deals.
Now that it’s clear automakers plan to take autonomous vehicles and mobility platforms to market in the near future, the industry is undergoing a transformation that, earlier this year, a General Motors executive described as being like cramming 50 years of... Read more »
[Updated 6/27/16, 2:13 p.m., to include Hack/secure news.] It’s time to catch up on a few recent developments in the Boston tech world. We’ve got funding news, the latest on the DraftKings saga in New York, shuttered co-working spaces,... Read more »
Stay caught up on all the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:
Some comparisons between business and sports are cliché. But when it comes to leadership in cybersecurity, having a CEO who knows how to play defense can be pretty relevant.
When it comes to attracting high-tech talent, Indiana has some natural challenges. With no mountains or oceans to distinguish the state from others in so-called flyover country, local technology firms have struggled to overcome a perception problem and land skilled workers.... Read more »
Silatronix, a Madison, WI-based developer of silicon-based materials that can be used as electrolytes in batteries and other energy storage devices, has raised $8 million from investors, the company said in a press release.
Participants in the equity funding round... Read more »
Can we go back to Sunday and just watch Game 7 of the NBA Finals over and over again? This was a long, news-filled week capped by Britain’s vote to exit the E.U., which changes everything—right? We’ll be thinking about what... Read more »