Thomas Lee came to Xconomy from Internet news startup MedCityNews.com, where he launched its Minnesota Bureau. He previously spent six years as a business reporter with the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. Lee has also written for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Seattle Times, and China Daily USA. He has been recognized several times for his work, including the National Press Foundation Fellowship on Alzheimer's disease, the East West Center's Jefferson Fellowship, and the MIT Knight Center Kavli Science Journalism Fellowship on Nanotechnology. Lee is also a former Minnesota chapter president for the Asian American Journalists Association and a former board member with Mu Performing Arts in Minneapolis.
Due to some unforeseen personal issues, I have to end my tenure as editor of Xconomy Detroit far sooner than I would like. But in my relatively short time here, I’ve... Read more »
If Michigan’s angel investor tax credit died an early death and no one was around to notice, did the program ever exist?
Come December 31, we’ll find out.
The would-be three-year,... Read more »
Intervention Insights of Grand Rapids, MI has raised $7.2 million in venture capital to help commercialize software that helps doctors identify the proper drugs to treat a patient’s specific cancer.
Beringea,... Read more »
Nothing like a semi-serious Steven Chu joke to start your morning.
Speaking at an energy conference in Detroit today, the U.S. Energy Secretary and Nobel Prize winner recalled as a boy... Read more »
When the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report on chronic pain late last month, medical device makers cheered.
“A landmark report,” a Boston Scientific press release gushed.
“Chronic pain is... Read more »
China has been a Godsend to Detroit. Even as Ford Motor, General Motors, and Chrysler have stumbled in recent years, the country has provided a nice boost to sales of American... Read more »
Medical device giant Medtronic said it will acquire Salient Surgical Technologies in Portsmouth, NH for $525 million. Established in 1999 and formerly known as Tissuelink Medical, Salient makes devices that... Read more »
High-octane action movies and sci-fi thrillers are not the only images best viewed in 3D.
During my brief time here in Michigan, I’ve heard a familiar prediction: The state is poised to become a cleantech powerhouse because of its expertise in manufacturing and automobile engineering.
So... Read more »
The biofuels industry is still a difficult business to crack, but fortunately for startups like Detroit-based NextCAT, the government continues to believe in the technology.
NextCAT Founder Charles Salley tells Xconomy... Read more »
Stryker has not been shy about shopping for acquisitions of late. Last year, the Kalamazoo, MI-based company bought Boston Scientific’s neurovascular unit for a cool $1.5 billion, its most high profile... Read more »
“Call John Smith.”
“I wanna call John Smith.”
At first glance, these sentences look pretty similar. But try telling that to the voice recognition technology behind Ford Motor’s SYNC system. You... Read more »
Danotek Motion Technologies is finalizing a deal to secure $20 million in new financing, company officials told Xconomy.
The startup, based in Canton Township, MI, will use the money to scale... Read more »
Last month, I wrote about Roger Newton, the former Pfizer executive who co-discovered the blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin (Lipitor).
Newton, now the CEO at a reborn version of his original... Read more »
Play too many video games and you might get repetitive strain injuries (RSI). But Ford Motor is adopting video game technology so its workers don’t get RSI.
The company, based in... Read more »
Plan B it is.
It took longer than expected but TechShop will finally open…uh, shop in Detroit this fall.
ALTe Powertrain Technologies has a lot of room to grow. Both literally and figuratively.
Inside the company’s mammoth 150,000 square foot headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI, pieces of white paper arranged... Read more »
From a $20 billion industry tax to pay for healthcare reform to the Food and Drug Administration’s plans to toughen the 510(k) approval program, the medical device industry hasn’t had much... Read more »
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