AirStrip Closes on $25 Million in Venture Capital

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AirStrip announced Tuesday that it has raised $25 million in venture capital. The San Antonio-based company received the funding from the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome Trust. Airstrip, founded in 2004, has raised $65 million in four rounds of investment, according to Crunchbase. AirStrip’s main focus is taking all […]

InCube Labs Plans to Expand Into Manufacturing

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By JONATHAN GUTIERREZ Reporter for Silicon Hills News San Antonio has fostered innovative medical practices for decades. In June 2010, InCube Labs announced its plan to open a branch facility in San Antonio. InCube Labs originated in Silicon Valley and saw San Antonio as an attractive location to establish a branch. “We could attract people […]

BioMed SA’s Role in San Antonio’s Thriving Life Sciences Industry

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Ann Stevens has served as BioMed SA’s president since its inception in 2005. She has helped to grow and promote San Antonio’s healthcare and bioscience industry. She recently answered some questions about BioMed SA and the role the nonprofit organization plays in the city’s booming healthcare and […]

Graham Weston and Rackspace Do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Graham Weston, Chairman, Cofounder and CEO of Rackspace, led a team of “Rackers,” the name Rackspace employees call themselves, to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Rackspace’s headquarters in San Antonio. Weston also pledged to donate to Als.org for every employee participating in the challenge. “You’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which […]

iTraumaCare’s Clamp Stems Bleeding and Saves Lives

Dr. Ian Atkinson, Dr. Dennis Filips, co-founders of Innovative Trauma Care and Phil Faris, CEO and Chairman of the Board.

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News One of the leading causes of death among trauma patients is the failure to control bleeding. Innovative Trauma Care, known as iTraumaCare, a medical device maker with its U.S. headquarters in San Antonio and also based in Edmonton, Canada, has come up with a solution. It makes […]

The Huge Impact of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio on the City

Dr. William Henrich, president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Dr. William Henrich, president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, recently sat down with Silicon Hills News to talk about all of the innovation happening at the institution he oversees. Dr. Henrich joined the Health Science Center in 2006 as dean of […]

WiseWear Creates a Tiny Platform to Analyze Your Body’s Data

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Wearable companies all over the world are racing to create devices that tell you what’s going on in your body. They’re on sports bras, wristwatches, necklaces and even cocktail rings. They can be stuck on wounded areas to measure pain. And then there’s WiseWear, whose tiny platform […]

Leto Solutions Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Produce Cooling System for Amputees

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News While the South Texas heat makes most people sweat, the heat and sweat can be particularly unbearable and dangerous for amputees with prosthetic limbs. “Amputees everywhere have heat related issues,” said Kirk Simendinger, a prosthetist with Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions in San Antonio. “When skin reaches […]

Showcasing New Programmers at CodeUp’s Demo Day

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Michael Jaime sold his car and bought a bike so he could pay his tuition and participate in CodeUp, a 12-week bootcamp that teaches non-programmers how to code. Each day Jaime would bike three miles to Geekdom at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio to learn […]

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies Gets $4.5 Million in Funding and Moves to San Antonio

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Medical technology startup Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has closed on $4.5 million in funding. Targeted Technology Fund II, a San Antonio-based venture capital fund that invests in early stage life sciences companies, led the Series A investment. As part of the deal, Bluegrass Vascular will move its headquarters to San Antonio. The company, founded in 2011, […]