The attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act took a major hit this week from Senate GOP holdouts who said the Better Care Reconciliation Act either tore down Medicaid too much or left too much of the ACA in... Read more »
President & CEO, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute
Managing Director of Hatteras Discovery and Venture Partner at Hatteras Venture Partners
Managing Director, D.E. Shaw and Co., L.P.
Founder and CEO, Lighter Capital
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Head of global research and development at Life Technologies
Founder and Managing Partner, Frazier Healthcare Ventures
The second episode of Xconomy’s new podcast, Xconomy Voices, features Recorded Future co-founder and CEO Christopher Ahlberg. His Somerville, MA-based cybersecurity company monitors both the public, visible Web and the Internet’s darker corners for “threat intelligence” that can help... Read more »
Amazon and Techstars announced the nine companies selected for the Amazon Alexa Accelerator, which began its initial 13-week program in Seattle Monday.
Why it matters: Seattle is already a hub of artificial intelligence research and commercialization activity at technology giants... Read more »
The Detroit-based Techstars Mobility program announces its third cohort today, and managing director Ted Serbinski says it’s the most international class yet with startups from five countries. There are also new corporate partners coming on board and additions to the accelerator’s... Read more »
Genome sequencing is becoming more common for people diagnosed with cancer. Should it become part of a healthy person’s checkup, too?
A new study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine questions the practicality of making DNA tests standard for... Read more »
For the inaugural episode of our new podcast, Xconomy Voices, we chose to speak with Bay Area entrepreneur and executive Mary Lou Jepsen. She leads a startup called Openwater, which is developing a new kind of wearable imaging device... Read more »
It’s always been Xconomy’s mission to reach audiences—both here on our website, and at our many live events around the country—with deep insights into the innovation process, divined from experts embedded in the world’s most important hubs of high-tech entrepreneurship.
And... Read more »
What exactly does the American Health Care Act, the Republican proposal to replace Obamacare, currently look like? Few people know, because the Senate version is being negotiated behind closed doors in Washington D.C. without any public hearings.
We do know President... Read more »
[Note: Ben Fidler coauthored this report.] The American Society of Clinical Oncology conference is wrapping up, and the closely watched medical meeting-slash-hype machine produced its usual array of data. There were a few big business-focused “horse race” stories—one company’s... Read more »
When the FDA last week approved Merck’s cancer drug pembrolizuamb (Keytruda) for tumors with a specific genetic signature, regardless of what body part they originated in, it was a watershed moment for oncology and a victory for the concept of... Read more »
Managing director, the Foundry Group
Director, Silicon Flatirons Centers' Entrepreneurship Initiative
Co-managing director, TechStars Boulder and New York City
Founder and CEO, Trada
Dean of the University of Colorado Law School
CEO and Founder, Techstars
Chairman, founder, and CEO of SomaLogic
CEO, Next Great Place
Co-founder and CEO, Galvanize
Founder, New Tech Colorado