Posts tagged “Biotech & Life Science”
Tech links: IBM's cognitive dress; Cisco cloud phone; Watson on Twilio; GSK lung drug success; Lenovo Moto Z
In today's roundup of Tech Links, taking you to important stories affecting tech in the Triangle: Check out the "cognitive dress" designed in part by IBM's Watson; see a YouTube video about the fashion project; read about Cisco's cloud phone; find out about new Watson services for developers at Twilio, GSK gets good news on a potential lung drug; and Lenovo trademarks Moto Z.
Maybe the wily and youthful-looking rabbit has intuited for decades what can now be found in the scientific literature, as NC State researchers worked with colleagues from around the globe to sequence the carrot genome in order to learn more about the plant's evolution and how it accumulates its high levels of health-boosting carotenoids.
A team of serial entrepreneurs that launched three previous ventures is rolling out a fourth in a big way. Arrivo Bioventures is launching with $49 million in capital from investors, including Rex Health Ventures.
Panacea BioMatx, a personalized nutrition startup company in Morrisville, has signed a license agreement with an Australian health food provider that will also invest up to $1 million in Panacea. Local investors will match the deal.
Guest opinion: "I had an exciting adult field trip in my own town, within my own university, as I explored the world of biotechnology and life science business opportunities in Wilmington," writes UNCW professor Dr. Suzanne Altobello.
Darrell Pryor, news photographer for WRAL TV, utters a "wow" and smiles as he removes the virtual reality goggles during the first VR demo given by Quintiles to news media about its new VR initiative. But Quintiles isn't playing games. It's aiming to improve the clinical trials process and digital health. "We feel we are out there at the edge," says the Quintiles exec leading the VR charge. "People come out of the experience different." Indeed, they do.
In today's Triangle headlines, a wrapup of stories about RTP-related technology news: Automated Insights unveils new software for creating a spreadsheet narrative; startup Spiffy raises $1.6 million; a former transportation secretary offers advice to the Triangle; and a look at the winner of the N.C. Biotechnology Center's ag tech showcase winner.
Agricultural technology superstar Randy Marcuson has a quick answer to those who wonder how North Carolina continues to expand its global leadership in the field. "Innovators spawn other innovators," the former president and CEO of highly successful Embrex tells attendees at the fourth annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.
In a huge deal that would have an impact on North Carolina where Bayer and Monsanto both have operations, Germany-based Bayer AG has made a formal acquisition offer totaling some $62 billion. If the deal were to close, the combined headquarters for crop science would be in St. Louis.
In a letter disclosed by Bayer AG early Monday, Bayer AG's management outlines its reasoning for why the German-based firm with a big presence in RTP wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion.
Moogfest 2016 has wrapped and Downtown Durham is returning to normal after a weekend of techies roaming the streets looking for action. They found plenty, with interactive art installations - free for all - in every plaza, DJs spinning non-stop in local nightclubs and parks, and future technology being discussed and demonstrated all over town.
Jim Blome, CEO of Bayer Crop Science which is based in RTP, says the proposed $62 billion acquisition of seed and crop science rival "will better equip us to tackle the agricultural challenges of the future today."
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Tech links: 'Watson' at Moogest; free Cisco IoT training; AT&T connects cars; Red Hat bitcoin; Epic grants; China drug prices
In today's tech Links roundup of news affecting Triangle companies: IBM's Watson at Moogfest; Cisco plans free IoT training online; AT&T links cars and data; Red Hat offers more details on its bitoin initiative; Epic Games awards $75,000 in grants; and China slashes prices for GSK, AstraZeneca drugs.
Tech briefs: Two business units of Bayer Environmental Science are sold; INC plans an ideathon to improve clinical trials; Durham-based Teamworks strikes a deal with Major League Lacrosse; and LabCorp launches a recently approved bladder cancer test.
On International Clinical Trials day, Cynthia Verst, the president of Clinical Operations at Quintiles, writes that the use of secondary data earlier in the research process can lead to "smarter, faster and more cost-sensitive clinical trials."
The medal has been delivered - Dr. Joseph DeSimone is one happy man. The inventor, professor, entrepreneur received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama on Thursday in a White House ceremony, and his response when asked beforehand if he was excited he replied: "Are you kidding me? THRILLED!" By the way, he also had some ideas on innovation to share with the President. Later, he tweets: "Wow. Humbling."