Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri

As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator called Petri to launch companies focused on the commercialization of new technologies. Backed by the Boston-based venture capital firm Pillar, Petri has a three-year $15 million commitment to back companies…

Presight Capital raises $80M fund to connect US startups with Europe

Presight Capital, the international venture arm of Apeiron Investment Group, is announcing that it’s closed its first fund of $80 million. Apeiron is the family office of German entrepreneur Christian Angermayer (pictured above), who previously co-founded pharmaceutical company Ribopharma — which is now the publicly traded company Alnylam. Angermayer told me he sees his investments…

A scientist who’s working to transform cancer treatments at a $4 billion biotech shares why you should ditch the ‘CEO of a company by age 35’ mentality

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. Before Kristen Park Hopson was a top scientist at the $4 billion biotech Moderna, she was a new college grad debating different professions. That’s a common…

Apple’s internal ‘Overton’ AI tool helps with Siri’s development

  By Malcolm Owen Saturday, September 14, 2019, 08:01 am PT (11:01 am ET) Apple has offered details of an internal development tool titled “Overton,” a system for monitoring and improving machine learning applications such as how Siri determines results for queries, by handling the lower-level tasks and allowing engineers to focus more on higher-level…

Apple Glasses didn’t arrive at iPhone 11 event, but iOS 13 gives away some secrets – CNET

Apple This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters. Apple’s rumored venture into smart glasses did not come to fruition at the Apple iPhone 11 Pro event on Tuesday, but they’re still an imminent possibility, as code found in the upcoming release of the company’s iOS 13 mobile software…