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 »
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 »
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 »
[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 »
San Antonio — [Updated 12/14/17, 11:54 p.m. See below.] A study commissioned by a San Antonio bioscience advocacy group and local economic development officials is calling for the city to place additional focus on initiatives that recruit high-profile biotech... Read more »
Austin—[Corrected 9:56 a.m. See below.] There’s no shortage of startup accelerators in Austin, with stalwarts like Capital Factory, Techstars, and the Austin Technology Incubator often getting the most attention.
To be fair, there’s no shortage of early stage... Read more »
Mark Skinner, the former longtime president of the World Federation of Hemophilia, has had the blood disease on his mind his entire life.
He doesn’t have a choice.
Skinner, 57, was born with a severe form of hemophilia A, meaning he... Read more »
Austin—[Updated 2:13 p.m. See below.] Intel Capital is leading a $7 million Series A round of funding for Austin, TX-based GenXComm, a startup developing wireless technology that reduces interference in transmitters of 5G mobile, Wi-Fi, and cable networks... Read more »
[Updated, 12/13/17, 1:50 p.m. ET. See below.] The annual American Society of Hematology meeting is nearly over. For now, we’ve chosen updates from three disease areas to highlight, plus the more notable market movements. No surprise, there’s a lot... Read more »
Whether you think self-driving cars are the stuff of science fiction or a potentially paradigm-shifting new form of transportation, autonomous vehicles are coming—and the companies developing them are spending big money to make it happen.
A few years ago, industry analysts... Read more »
With 2018 around the corner, this was a week to look ahead. At Xconomy, we zeroed in on several clinical trials that could become major stories in the life sciences. Other healthcare milestones are on the way, too.
The FDA will... Read more »
San Antonio — StemBioSys, a life sciences company with a system for growing stem cells, has made a deal to have its products distributed in the United Kingdom and Western Europe.
The deal is with Caltag Medsystems, a life science... Read more »