The FDA has approved alirocumab (Praluent), a drug that gives people who aren’t helped enough by statins a new option to lower their cholesterol and fight heart disease. How many people might that be, however, is a subject of intense scrutiny,... Read more »
Everyone wants to be more secure, at least that is the sentiment that Adam Sager, CEO and co-founder of Canary, is using to fuel his company’s momentum with.
At an event Wednesday night for the New York-based startup, Sager gave a... Read more »
While big tech companies like Google filed their quarterly reports this week, a number of their smaller brethren in San Francisco caught my eye as they recorded their own benchmarks of progress.
—Booktrack, which enhances the allure of e-books... Read more »
One of the quieter database-tech startups around town is VoltDB. I’m not sure why that is, but probably because databases are hard for non-techies to understand—and there are so many database startups in the Boston area.
Nevertheless, Bedford, MA-based VoltDB is... Read more »
This week offered a reminder of how quickly success can come and go in biotech. One of the Boston area’s stalwart biotechs saw its stock land right back where it had been last year before a short-lived boom; another had its... Read more »
Faculty members seem to be starting more companies these days. It’s particularly noticeable in the Boston area, where entrepreneurial professors are flourishing at MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and other schools.
One rising startup that fits that mold is Somerville, MA-based Voxel8,... Read more »
The Boeing Company and its founding family have pledged $30 million to turn the 50-year-old Museum of Flight into a STEM-education powerhouse, with an explicit focus on women and minorities, who are underrepresented in technology fields.
The donations—$15 million each from the... Read more »
[Corrected 7/27/15, 1.49pm. See below.] Spun out of its namesake two years ago, vaccine maker SutroVax has reeled in a $22 million Series A round to push forward a type of vaccine that uses sophisticated chemistry to boost its... Read more »
Wisconsin startup accelerator Gener8tor has launched a free business training program to nurture young companies with ties to Badger State universities—and perhaps build a more direct pipeline of local companies for its main for-profit program.
The new initiative, dubbed gBETA, is... Read more »