Posts tagged “Duke”

Updated February 16

Duke oncology startup led by former Trimeris CEO raises $4M

Cancer research  Former Trimeris CEO Dani Bolognesi is among the leaders of an emerging oncology startup targeting brain cancer. Istari Oncology has raised nearly $4 million in new capital.

Updated February 15

Duke inventors' kitchen safety recipe: Internet of Things stove control, app raises $175K

We've all seen the home security commercials where customers lock the doors with a mobile app. Now two Duke inventors are taking this Internet of Things/app combo to the kitchen with remote monitoring - and the ability to turn off the heat remotely before disaster strikes. It's hot, too. Their kickstarter campaign is lighting up with buyers who have pledged more than $175,000.

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Updated February 1

Premium Lock NSF funding shows North Carolina emerging as a nanotech hotbed

To some it might seem surprising that four of the 23 universities named as sites and awarded grants under the National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Coordinating Infrastructure Program were in North Carolina. Here's why it's not a surprise to those who follow nanotech developments.

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Updated January 31

Travel ban could block Iranian researcher from Duke project

Immigration debate An Iranian researcher may not be able to assist a Duke University project to help paralyzed people walk again because of President Donald Trump's order halting travel to the U.S. from several predominantly Muslim countries.

December 19, 2016

Premium Lock Family cellphone plans: A proving ground for consumer bundling

Smartphones are everywhere, and millions of families contain their monthly costs by using a family subscription plan. What most of them don't realize is that they are part of a bundling of consumers that is new and not completely understood.

Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Digital health device startup Vigor Medical Systems ready to grow

Founded by Duke University underclassmen, a digital health device startup run now by an acting CEO with 33 years experience in the medical device and life science industries, Vigor Medical Systems is ready to grow.

A hand-held wireless device and app monitors lung disease A hand-held wireless device and app monitors lung disease

December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Researchers find new pathway to treat a liver disease

Researchers have discovered a new pathway in the liver that opens the door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may lead to cirrhosis and eventually liver cancer or failure, and likely other liver diseases. Duke and RTP-based Metabolon Inc. participated.

New pathway may help treat non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease. New pathway may help treat non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease.

November 23, 2016

Premium Lock Top general tells Duke students: 'Light someone's fire' (+ videos)

Retired General Martin Dempsey, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells Duke students to "light someone's fire" during his address as part of Duke University's Distinguished Speaker series.

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Updated November 4, 2016

Premium Lock InnAVasc Medical infuses millions in equity

InnAVasc Medical Inc. of Durham, which is developing medical devices that provide safer vascular access for patients with kidney failure, has raised two-thirds of a multi-million dollar equity round.

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October 19, 2016

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awarded more than $1M in loans and awards in Q1

NC Biotech Center The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 17 grants and loans totaling $1,060,352 to companies, universities and nonprofit organizations across the state during the first quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending September 30.

Updated August 30, 2016

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: Improved Patient Outcomes, aiming for better health through behavioral science and technology

Using technology in combination with behavioral science licensed from Duke University, Raleigh startup Improved Patient Outcomes says it has developed solutions to combat non-adherence to medication by patients. Take your meds, improve your health - that's part of the message the startup will present at the CED Tech Venture conference.

August 25, 2016

Premium Lock Duke scientists find transporter that could bypass blood-brain barrier

Structural model of critical transporter that could deliver drugs directly to the brain. Getting drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier can be a problem in treating neurological disorders, but scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School may have found a solution. They have created a molecular model of a transporter that could prove important in the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain.

Updated August 24, 2016

Premium Lock R65 Labs, startup from Modality founder, files debt offering

Durham-based R65 Labs Inc., a digital health startup founded by S. Mark Williams, who previously created Modality, is seeking more than $1 million in a debt offering, according to a regulatory filing.

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July 22, 2016

Premium Lock Durham makes another top 10 list of best places to live and work

A salute to Durham In the latest of a string of kudos, Durham made the Career Cast.com list of the top 10 best places to live and work.

July 21, 2016

Premium Lock Teamworks investment amount disclosed in SEC filing

Teamworks, a venture launched by a former Duke University football player that provides mobile collaboration and communications software targeting athletic organizations, disclosed the amount of its multi-million dollar investment in an SEC filing.

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Updated July 21, 2016

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awarded $2.5M to universities and companies

Biotechnology The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 36 loans and grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to universities and bioscience companies during the fourth quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending June 30.

July 20, 2016

Premium Lock Emerging tech will boost industry revenue to new highs

Drones Broader adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enthusiasm for emerging technology will drive the U.S. consumer technology industry to new highs in retail and wholesale revenue as emerging tech categories push the entire industry forward,according to the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) semi-annual forecast.

Updated July 20, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle firm's Quantum Molecular drug design could revolutionize drug discovery

A Triangle-based biotech company may have the answer to both vastly reducing the cost of new drug discovery while also significantly speeding up the process of finding successful drug candidates to fight a wide range of indications, including cancer, central nervous system disorders and heart disease.

Edward Addison, CEO, chair, Cloud Pharmaceuticals Edward Addison, CEO, chair, Cloud Pharmaceuticals

Updated July 8, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa joins Carnegie Mellon but 'will be doing many things'

Vivek Wadhwa Vivek Wadhwa, the former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author, is joining the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in San Francisco. But he will remain involved with Duke University for a while yet.

Updated June 24, 2016

Premium Lock Inventor with Duke connection seeks to subdue cellphone addiction

Musicians are increasingly asking concert-goers to put the cellphones away and an inventor believes he has the solution.

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