Juno Therapeutics is still mulling next steps for its lead product, an experimental cancer immunotherapy now stuck in limbo because five of 68 adult leukemia patients in its current study, a clinical trial called “Rocket,” have died from severe brain swelling... Read more »
Two years ago at the American Society of Hematology conference, excitement, not blood, was running in the streets of San Francisco. The cancer immunotherapy known as CAR-T was the star of the show, thanks to dazzling early data that showed... Read more »
For all of its noble goals, the business of recycling old electronics and mobile phones is fraught with challenges and not very profitable. Retrace, a Seattle startup that spun out of Xinova earlier this fall, believes providing better data to recyclers... Read more »
Software AG, a German software giant with 4,300 employees, has acquired San Diego-based Zementis, a specialist in machine learning and data science. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a statement Friday, after the acquisition closed last week.... Read more »
Microwaves belong in kitchens, right?
Not according to Russ Hamm, president and founder of New York-based Rainbow Broadband.
Since 2004, Hamm and his firm have been installing microwave antennas on rooftops across Manhattan capable of providing fixed wireless Internet service to hundreds... Read more »
The U.S. Senate cleared the way for the 21st Century Cures Act, an omnibus healthcare spending and reform bill, by voting 85-13 to end debate this evening.
It passed the House with 392 votes last week. After a final Senate... Read more »
Xconomy Intersect is just three days away and if you haven’t checked out the fantastic lineup of speakers gathering in South Lake Union Thursday, now’s the time.
We’re going to cover a lot of ground in this concise, afternoon program in... Read more »
Uber is ratcheting up its efforts to advance artificial intelligence technologies as it pushes down the road toward self-driving vehicles.
The ride-hailing app company has launched Uber AI Labs, a new division based in San Francisco focused on A.I. and machine... Read more »
Dallas—Partners with a deep well of subject matter expertise and capital are on the top of any entrepreneur’s wish list.
Now an accelerator tailored to sports technology startups might be giving those founders a connection to the ultimate in sports... Read more »
As a group of experimental gene therapies—potentially long-lasting, if not permanent treatments—for the blood disease hemophilia continue to creep through clinical testing, a few things have become clear. They’re helping patients produce meaningful amounts of the blood-clotting proteins they lack for... Read more »
We’re only one day away from State of the Biotech Union, Xconomy’s annual Bay Area life sciences forum, which will take place tomorrow afternoon (December 6) at the Amgen Campus in South San Francisco. For you late decision-makers, you’re almost... Read more »
Are your security measures good enough?
We’re not talking about the locks on your house. We’re talking about the security of your sensitive personal data—health records, bank account passwords, and more—and the cyber defenses protecting businesses’ computer systems, data, files, intellectual... Read more »
[Updated, 12/5/16, 4 p.m. See below.] If you’re following cancer immunotherapy, you might feel a bit swamped by this week’s wave of clinical data from experimental programs that turn living T cells into revved-up cancer fighters.
We’re updating our... Read more »