Like a lot of fields, healthcare is riding the A.I. wave. We’re hearing about machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques being applied to genomic analysis, drug discovery, imaging and diagnostics, patient-doctor interactions, and other clinical tasks. But there’s a lot... Read more »
Dallas—As a teenager in Iran in the 1970s, Anousheh Ansari looked to the night sky and dreamed of going to space.
When she was a teenager, she moved with her family to the United States. She couldn’t speak English, but... Read more »
It’s been a year of biomedical milestones in the U.S., including the first approval of a CAR-T cellular immunotherapy, the first smartphone app to treat substance abuse, and the first approval of a cancer drug based on genetic signature... Read more »
Episode 3 of our new podcast, Xconomy Voices, features a conversation about nuclear power with Nathan Myhrvold, the founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures.
The former Microsoft chief technology officer is now vice chairman of TerraPower, a Bellevue, WA-based... Read more »
Fresh off raising a $46 million venture funding round, CloudHealth Technologies is embarking on its next chapter under new leadership.
On Thursday, the Boston-based IT management firm named Tom Axbey as its new president and CEO. Axbey previously led Rave... Read more »
The percentage of U.S. hospitals that rely entirely on paper records to document information on their patients now stands at 1 percent, down from 69 percent in 2003, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Health-System... Read more »
Some predicted the U.S. tech IPO window would open wider this year, but it’s still just a slit.
Only 14 tech companies have held initial public offerings in the U.S. this year, Bloomberg reported this week. (Notable IPOs include Snap,... Read more »
Just about all of North America has been abuzz over Amazon’s search for a second headquarters. Dubbed HQ2, the project is expected to bring billions in investment capital to the winner, along with up to 50,000 jobs.
Like virtually every... Read more »
We’re pleased to bring you the third episode of Xconomy Voices, our new podcast featuring conversations with entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors from Xconomy’s home cities and regions.
This week our guest is Nathan Myhrvold, the former Microsoft chief technology... Read more »
Silicon Valley companies, from big ones with millions of users to infant startups, rolled up some money from investors this week.
—San Francisco-based Slack, which offers shared messaging channels for workplace teams, raised $250 million to pad out its cash... Read more »
Xontogeny, the Boston-based biotech startup accelerator formed by one-time Sarepta Therapeutics CEO Chris Garabedian, has taken on its first company. The firm has helped secure a $10 million investment for a Blacksburg, VA, startup, Landos Biopharma, that is developing drugs for... Read more »
Against a contentious backdrop of a gender gap in the life sciences, a lawyer who spent more than eight years managing intellectual property at San Diego’s Synthetic Genomics (SGI) has sued the star-studded company for discriminating against women.
In a state... Read more »
A Boston-area robotics firm is starting to make its first big moves. Cambridge, MA-based “microlocation” startup Humatics announced this week it has completed an $18 million Series A funding round.
Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners led the investment, with participation from Airbus Ventures... Read more »