Rebecca is Xconomy's co-founder and executive editor. She was previously the managing editor of Physician's First Watch, a daily e-newsletter from the publishers of New England Journal of Medicine. Before helping launch First Watch, she spent a decade covering innovation for Technology Review, Scientific American, and Discover Magazine's TV show. In 2005-2006 she was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Rebecca holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Brown University and a master's in science journalism from Boston University.
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This week New England’s life sciences community saw a couple of cool new companies emerge and a few potentially important new treatments reach key milestones.
New England’s tech and life sciences companies have been inking deals all over the place this past week. First up, the big surprise…
—Cambridge, MA-based Endeca Technologies, an enterprise search and... Read more »
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New England’s tech firms inked a bunch of deals this past week. Here are a few of them.
New England’s biotech attorneys must be working overtime, if the week’s headlines are any indication.
Software, tech, and stealth dominated the week’s deals news.
—TechStars Boston, the startup incubator program, raised about a quarter of a planned $2 million funding round. If completed, the round... Read more »
San Diego-based drug developer Meritage Pharma raised $2 million in a round of equity-based financing planned to total $5.5 million, an SEC filing indicates. Meritage is out to develop a treatment... Read more »
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Dealmaking activity in New England’s tech and life sciences sectors continued at a blizzardy pace this week. Hold on to your hat…
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