BioCryst Pharmaceuticals and Idera Pharmaceuticals have struck a deal to combine into a single company focused on treatments for rare diseases.
A San Diego startup says it has adapted the blockchain technology that underpins digital currencies like Bitcoin for use as a distributed database for genomic information.
Luna DNA’s efforts mark one of the early attempts to apply blockchain technology in healthcare,... Read more »
Paytronix Systems, a seventeen-year-old software company that manages customer rewards programs and other sales initiatives for restaurants and convenience store chains, said Monday it pulled in $65 million in funding from Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.
Newton, MA-based... Read more »
Two top drugmakers, Sanofi and Celgene, agreed on Monday morning to shell out more than $20 billion combined, cinching deals for hemophilia drug maker Bioverativ and cell therapy developer Juno Therapeutics. Each agreement represents an expensive, risky bet on a crowded,... Read more »
May Mobility, the autonomous vehicle startup based in Ann Arbor, MI, had an action-packed 2017.
Karen DeSalvo has experience working in the public sector, but she’s hardly what you’d call a government bureaucrat.
DeSalvo, who is trained as a physician, served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2014 to 2016 under President Barack... Read more »
Many drugs for inflammatory and autoimmune disorders work by suppressing the immune system, an approach that puts patients at risk of infection among other side effects. Pandion Therapeutics is developing antibody drugs that it says could instead work with the immune... Read more »
Madison, WI-based Nordic said its acquisition of Chicago-based Claro’s revenue cycle... Read more »
Technology took center stage this week as the nation’s retailers made their annual pilgrimage to New York.
At the National Retail Federation’s three-day conference, which ended Tuesday, the discussion centered on both the disruptive effects and potential promise of e-commerce technologies.... Read more »
Titan Spine, a Mequon, WI-based company that sells surgical implants designed for spinal surgeons to use when operating on patients, raised more than $7.8 million from investors across two separate funding rounds that closed in late December.
Titan’s products include a... Read more »
Rounding out our series of perspectives and prognostications for the new year, we asked people in Xconomy’s network about trust in the tech industry.
Specifically, if you think public perception about the tech industry took a turn for the worse... Read more »
San Antonio—Evestra, a San Antonio life science company that develops women’s health products, has a new shareholder: pharmaceutical firm Gedeon Richter, a long-time partner based in Budapest, Hungary.
Gedeon, which recorded revenue of 1.25 billion euro ($1.32 billion) in 2016,... Read more »
Founder and CEO, Acme Packet
Medical College of Wisconsin director of research commercialization
Professor, Michigan State University
Vice President for Corporate Engagement, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Founder and Chairman, Sycamore Networks