Catch up on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:
—The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Verona-based Epic Systems and two other corporations in a case that examined whether it’s legal for organizations to require their employees... Read more »
Avrobio and Eidos Therapeutics, rare disease drug developers on opposite sides of the country, have filed for initial public offerings, each company aiming to raise cash to finance more clinical tests of its lead drug.
Cambridge, MA-based Avrobio set a preliminary... Read more »
A few years before the presidential election of 2016, with all its Wikileaks, Russian disinformation campaigns, and phony Facebook links, San Diego’s Mitek Systems (NASDAQ: MITK made a strategic decision to expand into identity verification technology.
Funny how things work out.... Read more »
Don Layden has lived and worked in greater Milwaukee long enough to feel like he’s got a pretty good grasp of the area’s strengths, weaknesses, and defining qualities.
Layden graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1982, then worked his way... Read more »
Sometimes disruption comes in waves. Since the 1990s, hemophilia patients have had to inject themselves with drugs a few times a week to prevent dangerous internal bleeding. That could soon change. One drug already approved, from Roche, may only need to... Read more »
In what company leaders describe as a “huge step,” Ann Arbor, MI-based precision medicine startup Strata Oncology this week closed a $26 million Series B investment round led by Pfizer Ventures and the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund.
Other contributors... Read more »
Before everyone checks out for the long weekend, let’s catch up on some recent Boston-area tech news:
—Healthcare technology startup OM1 announced it closed a $21 million Series B funding round led by Polaris Partners, which invested alongside earlier OM1 backers,... Read more »
San Antonio — Kiromic, a Houston-based biotech company with artificial intelligence software that it’s using to develop two experimental cancer immunotherapies, may move to San Antonio—if it gets $200,000 from a city-operated economic development group.
The money isn’t free. In exchange,... Read more »
In two and a half weeks, Xconomy will host our seventh annual Napa Summit: The Xconomy Retreat on Technology, Jobs, and Growth. In the heart of California’s wine country, it is our most exclusive, intimate, and unique conference. There are... Read more »
[Updated 5/24/18, 3:16 pm. See below.] The dominoes are starting to fall in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision this month that opened the door for states to legalize sports gambling.
FanDuel has agreed to be acquired... Read more »
Fishidy, a startup that has developed map-based tools to help fishing enthusiasts document and share information, was acquired in April by Flir Systems, a developer of thermal imaging cameras and sensors. That’s according to Don Layden, an operating partner... Read more »
Bloom Science, a biotech founded to advance a new class of microbe-based therapeutics for neurological disorders, is making its debut today with the publication of research that suggests certain bacteria in the gut could be used to manage epileptic seizures.... Read more »
Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, an Ann Arbor, MI-based fund-of-funds, has racked up another $81 million after closing its third capital round last week.
The firm has raised a total of $205 million since it was established in 2008, says CEO and... Read more »