Texas Tech & Science

Blacklight Solutions Assists Research to Improve Energy Recovery

01 01 1970

"We are always looking for new approaches to increase the value of data." - Chance Coble, Blacklight Solutions Austin, Texas June 29, 2017 Blacklight Solutions, an applied data analytics firm in Austin, has developed a cloud-based tool to enhance the energy recovery research of the University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering. The project is a collaboration with the work of Jon Olson, Ph.D., who has been studying hydraulic fracturing and fracture pattern development in the petroleum industry. Blacklight’s analytics and software engineers built a tool that visualizes the size and formation of fractures by using data delivered by Olson’s programming. “We are always looking for new approaches to increasing the value of data,” said Chance Coble, CEO of Blacklight Solutions. “Doctor Olson’s work is critical in helping the energy industry understand hydraulic flows, rock mechanics, and impacts on recovery, and we’ve added to his...

Blackbaud Acquires Market Leading Scholarship Management Platform AcademicWorks

01 01 1970

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 3, 2017 -- Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the acquisition of AcademicWorks, Inc., the market leader in scholarship management for higher education and K-12 institutions, foundations and grant-making institutions. "Anyone who has ever applied for, awarded, or managed a scholarship has experienced how much opportunity there is to streamline the application, tracking and notification process," said Tim Hill, president of Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions. "Blackbaud agrees, and that's why we're so excited to announce the acquisition of AcademicWorks, which is revolutionizing this process for institutions, donors and students. Together, we'll continue to improve scholarship management and deepen connections between advancement, stewardship and scholarship teams -- and, ultimately, help drive life-changing outcomes for students." AcademicWorks is a cloud...

Black Tennis Magazine Continues Legacy Online

01 01 1970

The most circulated black tennis news magazine transitions from print to online while continuing its 40 year history of professional media coverage. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES , September 19, 2017 () -- Marcus A. Freeman, Jr. founded and published Black Tennis Magazine in 1977 which soon became the most successful black tennis magazine in history. This publication has covered many of the most important events and people in modern black tennis history. Freeman spent much of his career as a school teacher and administrator. However, late in his career, Freeman became a full-time tennis teaching professional in Dallas, Texas. When asked what prompted him to publish Black Tennis Magazine, Freeman stated "One major tournament in the state of Texas was won by a couple of black youngsters who were victorious in both singles and doubles, but received no coverage in the media. It appeared at the time that the news media intentionally omitted the names of these black youngsters because...

Black Box Intelligence and SiteZeus Partner to Deliver Unparalleled...

01 01 1970

Dallas, TX April 25, 2017 Black Box Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, has partnered with leading SaaS location intelligence technology platform SiteZeus®. Black Box Intelligence average unit volume data will integrate and enhance the SiteZeus platform, making it easier than ever for brands, brokers and developers to screen markets based on actual restaurant revenue performance. “We’re very pleased to announce our partnership with SiteZeus. Their state-of-the-art system brings powerful market planning capabilities to a wide variety of organizations. It’s an ideal application for our Black Box Intelligence Market Index, which is powered by sales and traffic data from more than 26,000 restaurant units and reflects $67 billion in annual sales revenue,� said Bob Rycroft, Managing Director at TDn2K. The partnership brings the most extensive set of sales data for restaurants...

Bitcoin Beyond the Boomerang

01 01 1970

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 23, 2017 -- The following is being issued by Jerry W. Thomas, President/CEO Decision Analyst: Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have captured the public's imagination and investors' fancy as a new pathway to wealth. Bitcoins traded as high as $4,000 last week (August 2017), but as recently as 2010 you could have purchased a Bitcoin for a few pennies. Parts of Bitcoin's mystique are its high technology, high security, and the massive computing power required to mine (or create) another Bitcoin. We might think of Bitcoin as a type of artificial currency, an imaginary currency, or even a counterfeit currency, but, of course, it goes by the moniker "cryptocurrency." The brilliance of Bitcoin is actually the blockchain technology that underlies the currency. It is among...

BioPact's Co-Founder Resumes Role As Chief Executive Officer

01 01 1970

AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2017 -- BioPact's co-founder, Kent Phelps, has resumed his role as CEO effective immediately.  After 20 years of practicing law, Kent launched BioPact in 2014 with co-founder and lead investor Randy Kinsel. BioPact was later established as a joint venture with the inventors of Molecular Rebar®, Kurt Swogger and Dr. Clive Bosnyak. Under Kent's leadership, BioPact successfully negotiated the initial license and supply agreement with the inventors, created and implemented the 5 year business plan, raised the seed funding, recruited the management and scientific team, built the BioPact/MGMR® brand, fostered relationships with key opinion leaders and top scientists in the nano-drug delivery community, initiated research efforts centered on proving the MGMR® breakthrough as a potential targeted nano-drug delivery technology, and established ongoing meaningful dialogue with potential big pharma partners.  After two years as...

BIOLIFE4D Welcomes Computational Medicine and Biomedical Engineering Expert Raimond Winslow, Ph.D. to Scientific Advisory Team

01 01 1970

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2017 () -- Complementing the acclaimed talent already assembled on its scientific leadership team, bioprinting startup BIOLIFE4D announced the addition of Raimond Winslow, Ph.D. whose vast expertise will help the company deliver on its mission to 3D bioprint a viable human heart suitable for transplant. Winslow's new role at BIOLIFE4D comes in addition to the leadership positions he holds at Johns Hopkins University where he is Founding Director of the Institute for Computational Medicine, and the Raj and Neera Singh Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins. He concluded his training at the Institute for Biomedical Computing and Department of Neurology within Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins...

BIOLIFE4D Appoints Texas Heart Institute Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Morgan Chief Medical Officer, Bolstering Leadership Team

01 01 1970

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2017 () -- Bioprinting startup BIOLIFE4D named accomplished thoracic and cardiac surgeon Jeffrey Morgan M.D., FACS, FACC as Chief Medical Officer, further bolstering its world-class leadership team. BIOLIFE4D is a pioneering biotech company focused on leveraging advances in life sciences and tissue engineering to 3D bioprint a viable human heart suitable for transplant. Joining the BIOLIFE4D team, Morgan adds to his leadership responsibilities as Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation at Texas Heart Institute. The renowned facility performed the first successful cardiac transplantation in the U.S. in 1968 and the first clinical implant of a total artificial heart in 1969. "BIOLIFE4D is committed to assembling a truly world-class team with the expertise to help us deliver on our mission to build hearts and save lives," said BIOLIFE4D...

Biocept Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

01 01 1970

SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2017 -- Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of liquid biopsy tests designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve the outcomes of cancer patients, reports financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017, and provides an update on its business progress.  "The first quarter of 2017 was productive, with billable samples up 38% over the same period last year, and revenue of $1.68 million," said Michael Nall, President and CEO of Biocept. "Our reported revenue includes our successful conversion to accrual-based revenue recognition, with a positive impact of $726,000, which is net of $420,000 associated with reserves taken for third-party health plan and patient payments, as well as other reserves for contractual and payer-specific adjustments. We are continuing to execute on our 2017 strategic initiatives aimed at driving increased revenues and billable test volumes. Importantly, we recently...

Biocept and Miraca Life Sciences Enter Into Marketing Agreement to Expand Target Selector Testing in the United States

01 01 1970

Biocept's Target Selector platform offers a best-in-class solution for the community oncologist, with tests that are focused on NCCN-actionable biomarkers, offer market-leading sensitivity, and are accessible to patients through most health plans. "By working with Biocept, MLS can offer our clinician clients an advanced liquid biopsy solution," said Tom Zaves, Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations for MLS. "This addition enables Miraca to provide comprehensive genomic profiling through both tissue and liquid biopsy, which we believe supplies better information for the referring oncologist. This can lead to more effective treatment selection and ultimately result in better outcomes for patients with cancer." "A major objective for Biocept is to increase the adoption of our Target Selector testing services globally, and we believe that this agreement will...

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