Silicon Valley companies, from big ones with millions of users to infant startups, rolled up some money from investors this week.
Here’s a look at recent news from some of Washington state’s grid modernization and energy storage players, including Itron’s planned acquisition of Silver Spring Networks; a big energy storage project in the Mojave Desert for Seattle-based Doosan GridTech; and a bolus... Read more »
Can the life sciences industry finally begin to efficiently and systematically exploit the potential treasure trove of drugs hidden in fungi? It seems promising, thanks to cheaper DNA sequencing technologies, artificial intelligence, new academic research, and now the largest funding yet... Read more »
Research that happens at the intersection of different fields can lead to new innovations that tackle pressing problems in the life sciences. This year’s finalists in the Innovation at the Intersection category show the value of bringing different disciplines—engineering and biology,... Read more »
Last December, Xconomy’s annual Bay Area biotech forum assessed the election aftermath for the life sciences. This year, What’s Hot in Bay Area Biotech, will dive into topics shaping the healthcare landscape, such as gene editing, the microbiome, immunotherapy, neuroscience,... Read more »
Moderna Therapeutics, the high-flying private company with a $1 billion war chest, is reversing course. Three years ago, it decided to hatch startups as wholly-owned subsidiaries, all working on different aspects of its unproven biomedical technology called messenger RNA.
Moderna announced... Read more »
Akadeum Life Sciences, a cell-sorting startup based in Ann Arbor, MI, has raised nearly $1.5 million in new capital from a mix of Midwestern and Silicon Valley investors.
The round was led by Belmont, CA’s BioInfleXion Point Partners, with contributions... Read more »
Amazon lists one requirement in the stunning request for proposals it issued Thursday, which invites cities across North America to compete to host a second corporate headquarters for the tech and commerce giant.
Economic development officials are justifiably salivating at the... Read more »
Silicon Valley’s public role in politics has intensified this year, and this week brought a particularly rapid flurry of news developments that continued the trend.
The biggest headlines came from Facebook, which disclosed that entities linked to Russia bought thousands of... Read more »
A top prize in American biomedical science was awarded today to two scientists for their discoveries that led to the development of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which prevents cervical cancer caused by the sexually transmitted virus.
Douglas Lowy (pictured right),... Read more »
The story feels like a Hollywood flick, not reality—at least to University of Massachusetts Medical School molecular medicine professor and Nobel Prize winner Craig Mello.
Nearly 20 years ago, Mello, Stanford University pathologist Andrew Fire, and their colleagues co-discovered RNA interference,... Read more »
Ireland’s top agricultural exports are beef and dairy products. Arama Kukutai believes that in coming years, Ireland will send the United States and the rest of the world something different: innovative agricultural technologies that help make farms more productive and profitable.... Read more »
Professor, J. David Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
President and CEO, On Demand Therapeutics
Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Partner, Latham & Watkins
President and CEO, Complete Genomics
Fellow, Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; Distinguished Fellow, Singularity University
Founder and Managing Director, Allegis Capital
Professor, Stanford University
Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University
Managing Director, GE; Former Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie