Drug discovery startup Jnana Therapeutics has come out of stealth mode with $50 million in funding that it plans to use to search for new drugs that target proteins that move substances across cellular membranes.
The Boston company says drugs that... Read more »
The FDA has cleared Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to resume testing of an experimental hemophilia drug after instituting a variety of measures meant to manage the possible risks of taking the therapy, known as fitusiran.
Cambridge, MA-based Alnylam (NASDAQ: ALNY) can restart... Read more »
In the penultimate week before the end-of-year recess, Congress raced to provide the drug industry—and the rest of corporate America—a massive tax cut, with breaks for investors, too. Racing to finish their own end-of-year budgets, perhaps, investors poured hundreds of millions... Read more »
Here are some of the latest headlines from the Boston-area tech scene:
—Locus Robotics, which announced a $25 million Series B funding round in November, appears to have raised an additional $9.2 million, according to an SEC filing. The Wilmington,... Read more »
In recent years, American Family Insurance has spent significant amounts of money and time developing new technologies it believes could improve customers’ lives, as well as the Madison, WI, company’s bottom line.
These investments have been both internal—for example, ramping up... Read more »
Corporate America’s acquisition game in online retail and e-commerce is continuing, this time with Target buying Birmingham, AL-based startup Shipt for $550 million.
The deal may not make the same sweeping waves as Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Austin, TX-based Whole... Read more »
Since its launch four years ago, a University of Wisconsin-Madison program has been working with students, faculty, and staff at the school to turn their ideas into startup companies.
But now the program, known as Discovery to Product (D2P) has nearly... Read more »
San Antonio—Alamo Angels: It’s the new name of the San Antonio Angel Network, the group that started last year in its namesake city last year to invest in technology and life science startups.
The group, which now has 106... Read more »
San Antonio—In a state like Texas, where every major city has its own horde of tech startups, it can be hard to make your digital mark.
That has been more true in San Antonio than anywhere else in the Lone... Read more »
Companies sometimes raise big venture capital rounds to invest in equipment, people, and other tools for growth. Other times they do it to provide the business a cash cushion. And sometimes it’s about giving potential customers and partners more confidence in... Read more »
Proteins play important roles in cells, folding and changing their shape to perform various biological functions. While many of these shapes are important to healthy cell function, some shapes are linked to disease, says Sanjiv Patel, CEO of Relay Therapeutics.
Relay... Read more »
[Updated 12/14/2017, 9:23 am, see below.] Cancer immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors, which unleash immune cells on tumors, have taken the oncology world by storm over the past few years. But they work for only a fraction of patients,... Read more »
Andreessen Horowitz, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm best known for backing technology companies such as Facebook and Airbnb, is more than doubling the commitment it first made in 2015 to bring engineering to bear on the mysteries of... Read more »