In advance of an anticipated Senate hearing on drug prices, President Donald Trump once again denounced drug companies as “getting away with murder.” The first time he did so, using the same phrase just before his inauguration, the markets shuddered.... Read more »
TransEnterix now has regulatory clearance to bring its surgical robot to the market, but don’t expect to see surgeries performed with the technology in U.S. hospitals for at least a year, perhaps longer.
Hospitals need four to six quarters to work... Read more »
Cells within a single tumor can have a variety of genetic fingerprints. Understanding that variety is likely a key to fighting cancer in the near future.
A new biotech firm has developed a device that analyzes tumors cell by cell. Single-cell... Read more »
Entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made big headlines almost six years ago when he wrote a blog post called “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?” In it, he said medicine needed to be reinvented and he predicted a new era in which... Read more »
What began as a kind of business experiment in innovation has acquired a life of its own.
The idea in 2011 was to create a space at what was then Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical research and development facility in San Diego... Read more »
The earlier a disease is spotted, the sooner it can be treated. New diagnostic approaches are promising ways for physicians to detect cancer earlier from a small blood sample. Advances are also reaching consumers, who now have new ways to learn... Read more »
Digital technologies have helped create immense wealth and societal progress, but not everyone has shared in that prosperity.
The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy created the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to highlight and support businesses and nonprofits that use... Read more »
In a year of tragedies across the U.S., natural or otherwise, it seemed this week was California’s turn. Fueled by high winds, low humidity, and ample dry vegetation, fires swept through several towns across the state and, as of this writing,... Read more »
Many tech companies are feverishly working to develop self-driving cars and other mobility-related innovations, but that’s only the first step.
Once startups have a prototype or working concept, the next step is introducing it to the region’s automotive ecosystem—a complicated web... Read more »
Within 20 years, computer keyboards will be relegated to the technology dustbin, says Android co-founder Rich Miner.
Miner helped shape the smartphone era with Android, a mobile operating system startup that Google acquired in 2005. Android software now powers over... Read more »
—Mapbox announced Tuesday it had raised a hefty $164 million in a Series C financing round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund, which was joined by Foundry Group, DFJ Growth, DBL, and Thrive.
The new capital will speed up Mapbox’s progress in vehicle navigation... Read more »
In the run-up to a key vote on an experimental gene therapy, the FDA raised no major flags about the drug’s track record but said its long-term effect remains an open question.
That question should receive a thorough airing Thursday, when... Read more »
In mid-October, eleven college students will be flying to California for an opportunity that would be the envy of any Ivy League MBA candidate—they’ll meet the venture capital firm partners who will personally mentor them throughout the school year.
The students—all... Read more »