| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:14 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of an electronic medical device intended to treat migraine headaches.
In an announcement released Tuesday, officials said the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, device...
| Jan 28, 2014
In a part of the West Side long marginalized by City Hall planners, officials have seized on a grand proposal for an "innovation park" that would train and employ impoverished Chicagoans in high-tech factories.
Spearheaded by labor activist Dan Swinney,...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:18 PM
No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess.
An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The Florida Venture Forum announced Monday the 20 startup companies that will participate in its Seventh Annual Early Stage Capital Conference, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 15 in Kissimmee. Five are from Central Florida.
Each company delivers a six-minute...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Orthopedic products maker Zimmer Holdings on Thursday announced it will acquire Biomet Inc. in a deal valued at $13.35 billion, including assumption of debt, the companies said.
The proposed acquisition follows a flurry of billion-dollar deals by...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:16 PM
I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers, sending various gauges to the bottom, then moving to a new place and pulling them up — while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Two aerospace manufacturers in Connecticut landed million-dollar state aid deals on Wednesday to help them expand operations and create jobs.
In Westbrook, a fluid control systems manufacturer, The Lee Co., will use more than $20 million from the state...
| Jul 24, 2011
Dr. W. Grant Stevens calls it his fire and ice room. Stocked with lasers, skin-tightening devices, fat-zapping machines and, on a recent Wednesday, a 65-year-old woman named Helen, the brightly lighted corner of the Marina del Rey medical facility is a...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 3:04 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new guidelines to medical device makers developing a potentially revolutionary device for type 1 diabetes, saying they should speed its delivery to patients.
The guidelines reflect months...
| Dec 14, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration has accused the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company of using misleading advertising in its promotion of Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, saying the billboard, radio and television ads underplay serious risks to patients.