San Diego’s Biocom industry group announced Monday the latest development in its steady northward expansion.
Executive Partner, Sofinnova Ventures
Medical College of Wisconsin director of research commercialization
Nobel Laureate, Professor of Biology, Caltech
Managing Director of Hatteras Discovery and Venture Partner at Hatteras Venture Partners
Top venture capital firms continue to pour money into software robotics companies that promise to automate monotonous business operations, like processing mortgage applications, that are often performed by humans.
[Updated, 2:45 pm ET, see below] There is another update today in the competitive race to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an increasingly common liver disease with no FDA-approved therapies. Viking Therapeutics released preliminary results from a Phase 2 study... Read more »
Christopher Savoie says he was skeptical when former Harvard researcher Alán Aspuru-Guzik pitched Savoie last year on joining the quantum computing software venture he was planning to form.
Quantum computing technology is at least a decade away from commercial feasibility, responded... Read more »
Quantum computing is one of the most intriguing—and complex—areas of technology right now.
For years, it seemed like the field wouldn’t deliver practical applications any time soon. But that thinking has changed, and efforts at big companies, startups, and university research... Read more »
The life sciences and biomedicine are a constant field of tension between cutting-edge ideas and breakthroughs, and time-tested procedures and regulations guided by experience and concerns for safety.
This tension is, on the whole, a good thing, helping innovators hone their... Read more »
Walmart is taking the e-commerce delivery business south of the border.
The Bentonville, AR, retailer announced Thursday it has acquired Cornershop, an on-demand online service that delivers products from supermarkets, pharmacies, and specialty shops in Mexico and Chile, for $225 million.... Read more »
StockX, the online “stock market of things” focused on sneakers and other high-demand, limited-edition products, has closed one of the largest investment rounds raised by a Detroit startup and announced yesterday that it now plans to go on a major hiring spree.... Read more »
Enterprise software startup Classy, which developed a platform through which it says nonprofit organizations have raised nearly $1 billion for their causes, has hired its first-ever chief revenue and chief product officers.
Adam Aarons, the new chief revenue officer, was also... Read more »
Wasabi Technologies’ ambitious plan to challenge the giants in cloud data storage—Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM—just got a $68 million boost.
Amid intensifying regulatory scrutiny of cryptocurrencies and blockchain ventures, some of the sector’s leading startups and investors have formed the Blockchain Association, a lobbying group that will try to amplify their influence in Capitol Hill and around the country.
The nonprofit... Read more »
A number of new technologies, from immunotherapy to targeted medicines and diagnostics, have all helped change cancer care the past few years. But not all cutting-edge technologies are available to patients who seek treatment at smaller clinics.
OneOncology, an unusual new... Read more »
The state of American manufacturing has become an increasingly hot topic of conversation since the 2016 presidential election laid bare the discontent felt by workers and business owners alike.
4D Molecular Therapeutics is already working with several large pharmaceutical companies to help them develop new gene therapies. Now, as its own gene therapy candidate approaches clinical trials, the company has raised $90 million in financing.
Viking Global Investors led the... Read more »
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Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
CEO, GE healthymagination
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Laboratory
Director, Energy Biosciences Inst., UC Berkeley
Founder, Social Media Classroom
Founder and Chairman, Canary Foundation
Director, Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
President and CEO, On Demand Therapeutics
Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University