The 2017 Nobel Prizes with a biomedical bent were announced this week. Three researchers shared the physiology and medicine prize for their work shining light on the circadian rhythms that govern the wake-and-sleep cycles of all organisms. That basic research is... Read more »
[Updated 10/10/17, 12:09 pm. See below.] This week in Boston tech, we’re tracking a bunch of acquisition news, including a hint at Applause’s possible sale price; the arrival of a video game maker for doctors; a local tech company’s... Read more »
Xconomy’s annual Boston’s Life Science Disruptors event on September 28th in Kendall Square brought a packed house to Pfizer. Attendees heard candid stories from some of Boston’s most disruuptive biotech company leaders, founders, and VC backers.
We presented three stories this... Read more »
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals is in step with other life science companies going public, raising $120 million in its own upsized IPO.
The Boston company priced its stock offering late Wednesday at $17, topping the $14 to $16 per share range it had... Read more »
Ann Arbor, MI-based Strata Oncology this week announced a new partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, to provide $25 million in free tumor sequencing nationwide for men with metastatic prostate cancer.
Called StratifyProstate, the initiative aims to dramatically increase... Read more »
[Updated 10/5/17, 6:21 pm. See below.] Technology companies like IBM have arguably overhyped the capabilities of their artificial intelligence technologies over the past few years. But some executives believe the field is turning a corner, and businesses are starting... Read more »
When Lita Nelsen first started working at MIT’s Technology Licensing Office (TLO) over 30 years ago, Kendall Square was home to only a few biotech companies, and spinning out new startups from MIT was more of an incidental thing (as... Read more »
[Updated 10/5/17, 8:08am, with new speakers.] Advances in cybersecurity continue to be top of mind for everyone from business and tech leaders to consumers. You don’t have to look further than Equifax or Yahoo to get the feeling that... Read more »
Some observers of mobile technologies wonder if they’re killing people’s “do-it-yourself” mentality, as a multitude of apps enable users to hire others to tackle tasks for them on demand, from grocery shopping and delivery to assembling their furniture.
One area... Read more »