Live longer? How about starting with healthier knees or clearer eyesight?
That’s the proposal from Unity Biotechnology, unveiling itself today with drug programs based upon research into a biological process that, when left undisturbed, seems to hasten aging.
Based in the... Read more »
You’ve heard of the smart home. You probably haven’t heard of the smart lab. Until now, that is.
The idea is analogous to a connected home: you hook up a science lab with sensors and software to track things like... Read more »
After a few years of explosive hype and no shortage of controversy, the gene editing system known as CRISPR-Cas9 has finally made its way to the public markets. This evening, Editas Medicine, of Cambridge, MA, priced its IPO. When Editas debuts... Read more »
Starry probably won’t suffer the same fate as its founders’ previous venture, Aereo, which lost a high-stakes legal battle with broadcast television titans that ended at the highest court in the land.
But in trying to change the way people access... Read more »
Avalanche Biotechnologies went public during a renaissance for gene therapy, but it’s been searching for a way forward ever since a disappointing trial led to an executive overhaul. The Menlo Park, CA, company has turned to a privately held startup with... Read more »
An office worker who usually spends time in programs like PowerPoint suddenly logs into the company expense records system. Data-sifting computers are on the alert for unusual behavior like this across the globe, and Dharmesh Thakker thinks they’ll help thwart criminal... Read more »
The only major Republican presidential candidate who didn’t show up for last night’s debate was front-runner Donald Trump. He also made national news this week by announcing his intent to let Medicare negotiate drug prices—a distinctly un-GOP-like position.
The drug-price... Read more »
Nextech, a company in Palm Beach, FL, that develops software used to manage physicians’ medical practices, has acquired San Diego-based Supramed, which specializes in medical practice management software for plastic surgeons. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Supramed CEO Bob Nascenzi... Read more »
The process of booking a vacation looks a lot different today than it did 20 years ago. Since then, the traditional method of calling a travel agent to book a trip has been largely replaced by websites like Kayak, Expedia, and... Read more »