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 Advertisements 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: 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

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum The sun umbrellas are on the way for the tables and chairs on the northern side of Peabody Place between Front and Main streets, and so is a temporary mural wall and some kiosks for a marketplace. A Times Square-meets-Broad Avenue experiment at the southern end of Downtown’s Main Street Mall got underway this week with reggae music, popsicles and, of course, bicycles. Most of that activity was on the last block of the 40-year-old Main Street Mall, but some of it also turned the corner onto Peabody Place. Angled parking … Continue reading MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

MBJ($): Boston agtech company takes root in Memphis, grows employee count tenfold

MBJ($): Boston agtech company takes root in Memphis, grows employee count tenfold The company makes “probiotics for plants.”  …. MBJ($): Boston agtech company takes root in Memphis, grows employee count tenfold Continue reading MBJ($): Boston agtech company takes root in Memphis, grows employee count tenfold

MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic

MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic In 2015, Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, was hit with a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic. Meanwhile, Dylan Daniels, senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s Memphis office, was in Memphis meeting with service disabled veteran business owner Clayton Poff in an attempt to get more veteran-owned business owners exporting. Poff owns Energy Cost Reducers LLC, which handles federal contracting for Lumalier, an airborne mold, bacteria and virus killing system patented and made by Bartlett-based EvergreenUV. … UVC is a … Continue reading MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic

MDN: Winds of Change

MDN: Winds of Change Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind since the first Egyptians began to use sails to move their boats along the Nile. More than 7,000 years later, wind power capacity in the U.S. alone has surpassed 82 gigawatts, or enough energy to power 20 million homes, making it the largest renewable generation capacity in the country. … Closer to home, a planned project currently in the land rights acquisition phase known as the Plains & Eastern Clean Line is looking to further expedite this process. If everything goes as planned, the $2.5 billion project … Continue reading MDN: Winds of Change

MBJ: Memphians start crowdfunding site for African-Americans

MBJ: Memphians start crowdfunding site for African-Americans Almost three years ago, two Memphians founded a crowd-funding platform geared towards African-Americans and the underserved in urban communities. Since then, Urban Fundr has raised about $34,000 for indie films, softball equipment and middle school trips to Washington, D.C., according to its founders. Todd Harris and John Hamilton initially met in 1998 when they were both students at the University of Memphis. Harris, who graduated with a degree in economics, works in the banking industry. Hamilton graduated with a degree in graphic design and went on to get his MBA from Strayer University. … Continue reading MBJ: Memphians start crowdfunding site for African-Americans