MBJ ($): Two Memphis startups join Bay Area artificial intelligence accelerator

MBJ ($): Two Memphis startups join Bay Area artificial intelligence accelerator The accelerator aims to help startups integrate AI technology into their products and gain access to global distribution channels.  …. MBJ ($): Two Memphis startups join Bay Area artificial intelligence accelerator Continue reading MBJ ($): Two Memphis startups join Bay Area artificial intelligence accelerator

MBJ: Local medical device co. brought to feet with FDA approval

MBJ: Local medical device co. brought to feet with FDA approval A Memphis company is getting off on the right foot with two new medical devices. In2Bones Global Inc. announced Tuesday, Aug. 8, that the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration has approved a foot fracture and correction system that will be marketed under the 5MS Fracture Repair System and the CoLag Locking Compression Screw System brand names. … Last August, In2Bones USA LLC and France’s In2Bones SAS merged to form In2Bones Global, a corporation headquartered in Memphis. Since the merger, and in addition to these two new systems, the company … Continue reading MBJ: Local medical device co. brought to feet with FDA approval

MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings

MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings The brewery set to open next door to Crosstown Concourse in November has unveiled its initial beer lineup. Crosstown Brewing Company, founded by Will Goodwin and Clark Ortkiese, will start by offering a West Coast-style IPA called “Traffic” and a blonde ale called “Siren,” according to a news release. “Having spent so much time in the Crosstown neighborhood, we’ve become very familiar with the sights and sounds of our home,” Ortkiese said in the release. “Cleveland Street is very busy, and the 42 is one of the busiest bus routes … Continue reading MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings

MBJ: Cafe Cossitt concept — a coffee shop in the historic riverfront library — could be coming soon

MBJ: Cafe Cossitt concept — a coffee shop in the historic riverfront library — could be coming soon In the next 12 months, Downtown’s underutilized public library is expected to be transformed into a new community hub. Thursday, July 20, the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) board received an update on the Fourth Bluff revitalization project from Carol Coletta, a senior fellow with the Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice. As Downtown has expanded, more neighborhoods have emerged, including the Edge, the Pinch and South City, but a number of public assets — the Cossitt Library, Memphis Park and Mississippi River Park … Continue reading MBJ: Cafe Cossitt concept — a coffee shop in the historic riverfront library — could be coming soon

MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse

MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse … The old firehouse at the corner of B.B. King Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue has gone through many incarnations since the 1800s, including stints as a recording studio, nightclub and pop-up beer garden. Now it can add one more to the list – office. The Memphis Music Initiative (MMI), a local nonprofit organization, recently signed a 10,000-square-foot lease to move its headquarters into the iconic Downtown structure, marking a new chapter in the building’s long history.   … Most recently the building was used to host a … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse

MBJ: St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker

MBJ: St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker A group of Memphis researchers have identified a genetic marker that could detect high-risk flu patients. Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital discovered an inherited genetic variation that may help identify patients at greater risk for severe, potentially fatal flu infections and linked the gene variant to a mechanism that explains the increased risk. The scientific journal Nature Medicine published the study. Researchers screened 393 flu patients ranging from infants to age 70. Patients with a particular variation in a particular gene were more than twice … Continue reading MBJ: St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker

MBJ: Memphis joins $42M Bloomberg data initiative

MBJ: Memphis joins $42M Bloomberg data initiative The City of Memphis plans to take a data-driven approach to tackle issues such as homelessness, public safety and economic development. Wednesday, July 12, the City of Memphis officially joined What Works Cities, a $42 million initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable arm of former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The initiative is being touted as the nation’s most comprehensive philanthropic effort to help mayors and local leaders use data and evidence to engage the public, to make government more effective and, ultimately, to improve lives. “The mandate from the Mayor … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis joins $42M Bloomberg data initiative

MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide

MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide A Memphis-based medical device company announced the launching of a new system. CrossRoads Extremity Systems LLC, which offers foot and ankle fixation implant systems, recently launched a hybrid fixation system, DynaFORCE, which has a wide variety of plate and clip options that incorporate continuous adaptive compression. The company, which has offices on Primacy Parkway in East Memphis, is wrapping up an alpha launch of the product and expects full U.S. market availability in August. … CrossRoads was founded in 2014 by a group of implant industry veterans. The company employs 22 and … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide

CA: How Jason Stewart started a clothing company while playing football at Memphis

CA: How Jason Stewart started a clothing company while playing football at Memphis In the fourth quarter of Memphis’ 2015 upset of Ole Miss, Paxton Lynch completed a 20-yard pass to Anthony Miller across the middle of the field. The national television broadcast showed him jogging toward the ball and getting signals from the sideline, with a clear view of the stenciled word hanging out below his jersey: “BLESSED.” As highlights from the game began to spread, and Lynch’s star continued to rise, he started getting more questions about the undershirt he wore during games. Fans tagged him in pictures with it … Continue reading CA: How Jason Stewart started a clothing company while playing football at Memphis

MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference

MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference Pharmaceutical industry representatives and regulators from 13 countries were in Memphis this week to discuss safety strategies for global pharmaceutical manufacturing, shipping and delivery. University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted 75 attendees from June 26-29. Agencies represented included the World Health Organization, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Merck and Co. Inc.; Pfizer; and Johnson & Johnson, and attendees came from countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, Japan, Russia, Thailand and Switzerland. … UTHSC will open its new $16 … Continue reading MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference