Health Tech

Officials launch nonprofit to oversee new medical school’s innovation zone

Community leaders today are announcing the formation of a nonprofit organization that will develop and oversee an innovation district anchored by the Dell Medical School. The nonprofit, called Capital City Innovation Inc., will help bridge Austin’s...

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Austin-based Savara raises $20 million

Austin-based Savara Pharmaceuticals has completed a $20 million round of financing as it prepares to launch new clinical trials of its inhalable drug for cystic fibrosis patients, the company said Tuesday.  Savara says its drug, called AeroVanc, is...

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UT med school hires Austin entrepreneur to attract startups, investors

Leaders at the University of Texas Dell Medical School hope to transform the way health care is paid for and delivered.   On Monday, the school announced it has hired longtime Austin entrepreneur and investor Mellie Price to help bring digital-health...

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Austin entrepreneur Rojo pushes for a more diverse tech industry

Joel Rojo says he wouldn’t have launched a startup if it weren’t for mentors who convinced him he could do it.  Now, the 25-year-old Harvard-educated software developer wants to do the same for others.  Rojo is the Austin winner of a new entrepreneur-in-residence...

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Austin entrepreneur attacks diabetes with an app

When Jeffrey Dachis lost 20 pounds in eight weeks over a summer, he knew something was wrong.  A visit to the doctor determined what was going on: He had Type 1 diabetes.  “It was a bit shocking in that I’m a marathon runner and I eat great,” said...

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Arizona tech company moving headquarters to Austin

ClearDATA, a health care cloud services and software company, said Wednesday it is moving its headquarters from Tempe, Arizona, to Austin.  In an announcement issued through the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the company said it was going to...

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