Austin—Autonomous cars are coming.
How quickly they take over the automobile market will largely depend on how soon consumers are willing to trust the cars, governments are able to manage the sector, and insurers are able to assess the risk,... Read more »
Eleven Biotherapeutics became an eye-disease company several years ago, a move that allowed it to go public, raise a bunch of money, and get an eye drug all the way to a pair of late-stage clinical trials.
Both studies failed, however,... Read more »
Tobacco is still king in North Carolina, the top crop in the nation’s largest tobacco-producing state. But these days, North Carolina tobacco means more than cigarettes.
Medicago’s facility in Durham, NC, for example, manufactures vaccines from tobacco plants. And a... Read more »
Farmers have tinkered with soil for thousands of years, using fertilizers to add nutrients and amendments to adjust its acidity. But soil is more complex than that, says Wayne Honeycutt, CEO of the Soil Health Institute in Research Triangle Park, NC.... Read more »
A core tenet of Xconomy—and the reason behind our broad coverage across information technology, life sciences, energy, and more—is that the most interesting and important innovations often arise from the intersection of different disciplines.
One of the most important intersections today... Read more »
Doxly, the Indianapolis-based legal tech startup, announced Monday that it has raised a $2.25 million seed round. Investors include Nextlaw Labs, the business accelerator associated with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm; High Alpha Capital, and Hyde... Read more »
The distance from farm to table is now just a few feet, thanks to new systems that allow people to grow food in their kitchen or living room.
Last fall, Xconomy covered the launch of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Somerville,... Read more »
[Updated 9/20/16, 4:45 p.m. See below.] Since its mega-merger with drug giant Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) fell apart, Allergan has been on an acquisition spree of its own.
Its latest purchase has the highest profile—and highest premium—of... Read more »