RSS Texas Bio News

  • Top of Texas 2016: Big Exits, Ride-Sharing Leaves Austin, & More December 30, 2016
    As 2016 comes to an end, let’s take a look at some of the more notable stories from Xconomy Texas over the past year. What follows is my highly subjective list of news that we covered in 2016. Notable exits and fundraises: —San Antonio cloud computing company Rackspace was bought by New York private equity […]
    Angela Shah
  • ‘Creepy Bird’ Anyone? Meet San Antonio’s Retro Video Game Developer December 30, 2016
    San Antonio—Video games are big business, and highly dynamic. From the Xbox to virtual reality, how players play has changed quite a bit since the Atari and the NES brought home gaming to the masses. One San Antonio video game developer is riding a wave of renewed interest in older gaming systems, starting a business […]
    David Holley
  • Despite Political Rhetoric, Staff Diversity Remains a Top Priority December 30, 2016
    I don’t think the election of Donald Trump as president does much to bolster those in tech working on creating a more inclusive and diverse industry, but I will continue to be a champion for it nonetheless. Specifically, I’ve ended 2016 by doubling our team at Localeur and introducing an Advisory Board, both of which […]
    Joah Spearman
  • Political Focus on Rust Belt Could Help Boost VC Investment December 29, 2016
    Much has been written in the tech industry as a result of the Presidential election. Many coastal VCs and entrepreneurs believe that Trump’s America-first, anti-immigration platform could put the brakes on the venture industry’s core globalization strategies. While this may be true, regardless of which candidate you supported, most would agree that with chaos and […]
    Blair Garrou
  • 6 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017: Ransomware, Skills Gap & More December 28, 2016
    In 2016, we saw cyber attacks increasingly shift from external breaches of confidential data to internal disruption of data and services, as attackers used distributed denial of service (DDoS) or encryption to hold businesses hostage. Attackers continue to focus more on exploiting users than technology. Users are often unaware and uneducated about the potential risks, […]
    James Maude
  • East Coast Silicon Valley December 27, 2016
    “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller Reinvention A few months ago I was talking to executives in charge of innovation at a large U.S. bank. “Our biggest problem is that we look at all this new […]
    Dan Deac
  • Immigration Restrictions, Lack of Healthcare Could Imperil Innovation December 27, 2016
    It’s hard to predict what effect the new administration will have, since we have very little information on any concrete policies they plan to enact. We do know a few things—namely, they are anti-Obamacare and anti-immigration. Decreasing the number of visas granted to highly skilled workers (a likely possibility given Steve Bannon’s comments on Silicon […]
    Shion Deysarkar
  • Ambiq Micro Lands $2,458,624 New Financing Round December 26, 2016
    Feed Type Link http://www.venturedeal.com/Search/SearchResultTransactionDetail.aspx?TransactionId=b14cce5b-17e6-45ad-8174-a48eded4efe6 Date 12/26/2016 Company Name Ambiq Micro Mailing Address 11305 4 Points Drive West Lake Hills, TX 78726 USA Company Description A semiconductor company with a breakthrough patented technology, Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) that dramatically reduces the amount of power consumed by ICs. Website http://www.ambiqmicro.com Transaction Type Venture Equity Transaction Amount […]
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  • Texas Roundup: “1st & Future,” “Pink Tank” Pitch Contests, & More December 23, 2016
    As we approach Santa’s annual visit—are your milk and cookies ready?—let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas: —The National Football League has teamed up with the Texas Medical Center to sponsor the 1st & Future startup pitch competition Feb. 4, the day before the Super Bowl takes place in Houston. […]
    Angela Shah
  • Bio Roundup: Crazy ’16, Trials of ’17, Senate on Drugs & More December 23, 2016
    You’ve probably seen the Internet memes. “When 2016 started, I looked like this. [Insert picture of young Leo DiCaprio.] Now I look like this. [Leo, with mountain beard, after mud-wrestling with a grizzly in The Revenant.]” In life science terms, let’s just say all our telomeres feel a lot shorter than 12 months ago. The […]
    Alex Lash

RSS National Bio News

  • Monthly News Roundup - August 2017 August 31, 2017
    Kymriah from Novartis Approved as First U.S. CAR-T Cell Therapy History was made this month as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first U.S. cell-based gene therapy known collectively as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)...
  • FDA provides new tools for the development and proper evaluation of tests for detecting Zika virus infection August 17, 2017
    August 17, 2017 -- As an additional measure in the fight against Zika virus, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has made available a panel of human plasma samples to aid in the regulatory evaluation of serological tests to...
  • FDA Warns of Potential Contamination in Multiple Brands of Drugs, Dietary Supplements August 11, 2017
    August 11, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers and health care professionals not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby...
  • Monthly News Roundup - July 2017 July 31, 2017
    FDA Approves Gilead’s Vosevi for Six Hepatitis C Genotypes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gilead’s Vosevi (sofosbuvir, velpatasvir and voxilaprevir) for retreatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) of...
  • FDA Clears First Neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Device July 20, 2017
    July 20, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). “Although we can use traditional MRI...
  • Endo Provides Update On Opana ER July 6, 2017
    DUBLIN, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) continues to believe in the safety, efficacy, and favorable benefit-risk profile of Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended release) when used as intended, and notes...
  • FDA Clears Expanded Use of Cooling Cap to Reduce Hair Loss During Chemotherapy July 3, 2017
    July 3, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling System, to reduce hair loss (alopecia) during chemotherapy. This is the first cooling cap cleared by the agency for use in...
  • Monthly News Roundup - June 2017 June 30, 2017
    New Fluoroquinolone Baxdela Approved for Certain Skin Infections Roughly 3 million patients are hospitalized each year in the U.S. with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs), some of which may be difficult-to-treat and...
  • FDA Allows Marketing of Test to Aid in the Detection of Certain Leukemias and Lymphomas June 29, 2017
    June 29, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of ClearLLab Reagents (T1, T2, B1, B2, M), the first agency authorized test for use with flow cytometry to aid in the detection of several leukemias and lymphomas,...
  • FDA Unveils Plan to Eliminate Orphan Designation Backlog June 29, 2017
    June 29, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a strategic plan to eliminate the agency’s existing orphan designation request backlog and ensure continued timely response to all new requests for designation with firm...
  • FDA Tackles Drug Competition to Improve Patient Access June 27, 2017
    June 27, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking two new, important steps to increase competition in the market for prescription drugs and facilitate entry of lower-cost alternatives. The agency published a list of off-patent,...
  • Sonar Products Ordered to Cease Operations, Stratus Pharmaceuticals Ordered to Cease Distributing Unapproved Drugs June 15, 2017
    June 15, 2017 -- Today, U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States and Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Miami, Florida, Sonar Products Inc....

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • Sensory Overload Occurring: Please, Do Not Disturb! September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site The past two weekends found me venturing off on my own for some mini-road trips. Two weeks ago, I volunteered at Bike MS a hundred miles away from my house. I interacted with others during the day and then returned alone and happy to a quiet, peaceful […]
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  • Phaware Podcast: Colleen Schnell September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site This podcast series, created and produced by phaware, is being offered as a regular guest feature on Pulmonary Hypertension News to bring the voices and life experiences of PH patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare specialists, and others to our readers. You may listen to the podcast directly, or read it […]
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  • CA4P Is Well Tolerated, May Benefit Platinum-resistant Ovarian Cancer Patients, Trial Shows September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site Data from the second interim analysis of the ongoing Phase 2/3 FOCUS study has shown that Mateon Therapeutics’ CA4P (combretastatin a4-phosphate), also known as fosbretabulin, may prolong the time to disease progression or death, when added to the standard of care for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. “We are encouraged […]
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  • Waist and Widespread Fat Contribute to Distinct Breast Cancer Subtypes, Study Finds September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site While both widespread (subcutaneous) and abdominal (visceral) fat accumulation contribute to breast cancer, the two types of obesity are linked to different subtypes of the disease, a new study from China revealed. Women who were obese before menopause were also found to have a higher risk of developing breast […]
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  • Tafinlar-Mekinist Combo is Highly Effective Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma, Researchers Say September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site A combination of Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) nearly halved the risk of relapse or death among patients with advanced melanoma with high-risk mutations, according to trial results presented at the recent European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress in Madrid, Spain. Axel Hauschild, MD, from […]
    Magdalena Kegel
  • Cell Cleaning Mechanism Has Dual Role in ALS, Study Finds September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site A mechanism that cells normally use to keep them healthy was found to have a dual role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). While the process, called autophagy, delays disease progression in early stages, it contributes to ALS’s deadly spread through the spinal cord in later stages. This study, […]
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  • 13 Tips for Managing Your Child’s Hemophilia September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site Life with hemophilia can be challenging but there are ways that you can manage the disease to ensure your child leads as normal a life as possible. To help you navigate your child’s illness and help prevent bleeds, we’ve put together a list of tips. MORE: How to prepare for […]
    Wendy Henderson
  • Caring for a Child With SMA When They Have a Cold September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site According to Cure SMA, there are several areas of care that need to be taken into consideration when looking after a child with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) when they have a cold. These areas include: Evaluating mucus buildup and secretion mobilization When children with SMA have a cold, they […]
    Wendy Henderson
  • 4 Tips for Discussing Your Pulmonary Therapy Treatment With Your Doctor September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site A recent study found that around half of the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients surveyed had not been fully informed about their treatment by their healthcare team, yet 93 percent of respondents said they wanted to learn about treatments and therapies directly from their doctor rather than other sources. […]
    Wendy Henderson
  • 4 Tips for Discussing Your Pulmonary Therapy Treatment With Your Doctor September 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site A recent study found that around half of the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients surveyed had not been fully informed about their treatment by their healthcare team, yet 93 percent of respondents said they wanted to learn about treatments and therapies directly from their doctor rather than other sources. […]
    Wendy Henderson