Author Archives: James P McNamara

The Top 10 Biopharma Clusters – 2016

We concentrate investing in communities that demonstrate collaboration, an established ecosupport system and solid science. Most who made this list have these traits in common and gained to the Top 10 listed cluster by Gen News. Most saw significant increases in NIH funding (thanks in part to the $2 billion Congressional boost in research funding, […]

Global Policymakers Urged to Accelerate Cancer Reseach through Academic-Industry Collabrations

the lack of collaboration at the academic research level is astonishing and needs to change. Universities should cultivate a culture of open innovation and shared responsibility as part of the paradigm shift into the innovation economy.

The first AC Hotel in the U.S.: A Marriott for Millennials

Originally posted on WGNO:
[ooyala code=”t4aWZucDrox46MsTGJIiUU3EeX4DJk72″ player_id=”1af9f4729c77407baf4796020154bcb6″] NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel in the Central Business District is getting a make-over. It’ll be the first of it’s kind in the United States. News with a Twist’s Kenny Lopez gets an inside look at the new AC Hotel by Marriott, which is hoping…

Jiff Raises $18 Million Series B To Make Employers’ Digital Health Programs More Personalized

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Digital health company Jiff has raised an additional $18 million in Series B funding, the company announced this morning. The Palo Alto-based startup wants to make it easier for businesses to reward their employees who participate in digital health programs by providing a software platform that can gather data from across a wide spectrum…

Bill Gates blogs about meeting Steve Gleason

Originally posted on WGNO:
(WGNO) – Bill Gates has written a blog about his recent meeting with former Saint Steve Gleason. Earlier this year, Gates took the ALS ice bucket challenge. He then met with Gleason, who has ALS, to brainstorm new ways to improve technology that helps patients live fuller lives. Gleason is working…

Smart Building Technologies Could Expose Companies To A New Breed Of Cyber Attack

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s note: Peter Dickinson is the CTO of BuildingIQ, a leading energy management software company. He has worked as an entrepreneur and executive in the energy management and commercial property sector for the last 15 years. Last month major corporations and household names such as Evernote, TweetDeck and Feedly were held ransom…

NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe

NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe.