Sarepta Therapeutics won one of the most controversial drug approvals in recent memory, when the FDA in September 2016 approved the Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug eteplirsen (Exondys 51) off a slim set of data. The Cambridge, MA, company isn’t having the... Read more »
Biotech company uBiome started as a “citizen science” project that collected and studied microbiome samples in order to learn how the trillions of bacteria living in and on people’s bodies affect human health.
Six years and 250,000 samples later, uBiome is... Read more »
San Antonio — Life science groups, city officials, and research institutes in San Antonio are organizing an effort to commercialize more scientific developments coming out of the city’s military organizations.
The goal of the project is to develop an alliance between... Read more »
The U.S. Senate had a rare moment of agreement, overwhelmingly passing a package of opioid-related bills. Up the East Coast, life-science players in Rhode Island are working to bring different local factions together and boost the state’s economy. Across the country,... Read more »
Convoy, an online marketplace that connects shippers with freight truck fleets and independent drivers, announced today it raised $185 million in a Series C fundraising round led by CapitalG, the growth equity investment fund of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
With... Read more »
Technology has been transforming the way we work for decades, and MIT believes figuring out how to leverage it to rethink jobs and community prosperity is a grand technological challenge of our time. To respond to what the university calls an... Read more »
Elanco is now a standalone company after raising $1.5 billion in its stock market debut.
Greenfield, IN-based Elanco (NYSE: ELAN) sold 62.9 million shares at $24 apiece, which topped the $20 to $23 range it had initially targeted. Investors showed... Read more »
[Updated 9/20/18, 1:04 pm. See below.] Cybersecurity software firm Rapid7 is rolling out new and updated products geared toward helping customers automate more of their security processes and tie together the patchwork of defense mechanisms many of them have... Read more »
Kim Gamez, CEO and co-founder of the Ann Arbor, MI-based startup Mi Padrino, is a self-described “all-American Gringa” who grew up in farm country. She fell in love with Hispanic culture as she got to know her husband Hugo,... Read more »
Fresh off finally winning an FDA nod for its first product, Amicus Therapeutics is getting in on the gene therapy renaissance.
This morning, Cranbury, NJ-based Amicus (NASDAQ: FOLD) agreed to pay $100 million up front to buy a privately held... Read more »
Three San Diego life science startups have been selected to go through the Ad Astra Ventures accelerator program, a relatively new addition to the San Diego scene.
Ad Astra, which means “to the stars” in Latin, was founded this year by... Read more »
Austin—An Austin real estate investment company has launched a buyer-focused, online residential home search business called Bungalo Technologies.
Amherst, a business that uses data and analytics to invest billions of dollars into public securities and residential and commercial real estate,... Read more »
Jamf, an enterprise IT company based in Minneapolis but with roots and employees in Eau Claire, WI, said Wednesday that it has acquired Orchard & Grove, an Austin, TX-based software developer.
Jamf helps businesses set up and manage Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL... Read more »