September was a busy month for tech startup funding and acquisition news in the Boston area. Here are a few of the latest deals that you might’ve missed:
Medical College of Wisconsin director of research commercialization
Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University
CEO and Co-Founder, Tamr
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals and Amgen will together work to develop and commercialize two drugs designed to treat cardiovascular disease, the companies said Thursday.
Under the terms of the agreements, Amgen will pay Arrowhead a combined $56.5 million—$35 million in cash, and the... Read more »
Startup creation firm Allied Minds announced a partnership Thursday with GE’s venture arm to jointly invest in promising technologies.
The deal speaks to broader trends in how companies get formed and funded beyond traditional means like venture capital and the public... Read more »
With public interest in artificial intelligence technologies on the rise, five of the world’s largest corporations—vying against each other in so many spheres—are banding together to support research on the ethical and societal issues raised by machines with increasingly human-like capabilities.... Read more »
[Updated 9/29/16, see below] Several promising antipsychotic drugs have made it to late-stage clinical trials only to come up short. Today, you can add an experimental treatment from Intra-Cellular Therapies to the list.
Shares of New York-based Intra-Cellular (NASDAQ:... Read more »
Janet Woodcock, the top drug evaluator at the FDA, was the driving force behind the FDA’s recent decision to approve eteplirsen (Exondys 51), a drug for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy from Cambridge, MA-based Sarepta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SRPT).
The decision... Read more »
Smart-home technology has gone to the dogs.
New York-based Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) graduated 12 startups today, including Dog Parker—a connected doghouse that minds people’s pets while they shop at stores.
That is one example of the broad array of... Read more »
Earlier this year, Xconomy compiled a list and map of cybersecurity organizations in the Boston area and found 60-plus companies. One that we missed was Avecto, a U.K.-based endpoint security software firm that opened a Massachusetts outpost in 2009, a... Read more »
Cooler autumn temperatures appear to be here to stay. Stay warm, and stay current with these recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:
Making the artificial feel more natural is one of the goals of computer scientists these days.
Last week in New York, innovators from IBM, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other companies discussed what may lie ahead in the commercial development of artificial intelligence.... Read more »
Vice president, chief strategy and operating officer of the Texas Medical Center
Founder, Young Inventors
Founding Director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
CEO and co-founder of BoostSuite