Month: January 2021

What’s Changed in Co-Working Spaces? How San Antonio is Adapting to the Pandemic
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What’s Changed in Co-Working Spaces? How San Antonio is Adapting to the Pandemic

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic changed how we use co-working spaces.At first, we stayed home and worked in our sweatpants. But as the months wore on, the desire for a quiet, uncrowded workspace is driving the transformation of co-working spaces.One-way hallways, fewer desks in common areas, measures to limit how many can access spaces, and clear plastic screens to guard against airborne viruses are becoming office standards as more are seeking out co-working spaces again, say experts who predict trends in co-working. It's no longer about the growing number of new co-working places but rather, the quality of these spaces as they evolve to meet public health demands.In San Antonio, we lost several co-working spaces in 2020, including Annex Co-Working, The Garage, the Boerne-based Co...
Seno Medical Breast Imaging Technology Receives FDA Pre-Market Approval
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Seno Medical Breast Imaging Technology Receives FDA Pre-Market Approval

The commercial pathway for a San Antonio-based medical technology company that began its development over 15 years ago is closing in on the U.S. market. Seno Medical Instruments Inc. has gotten pre-market approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Tuesday for its medical imaging tool to diagnose breast cancer.Seno Medical’s imaging system uses opto-acoustic technology combined with laser optics and conventional ultrasound technology to provide an image of breast tissue in real-time. The company developed its Imagio breast imaging device to give physicians a way to examine breast tissue via images to rule out the need for invasive, expensive biopsies in patients with benign breast masses.About one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast canc...
Irys and Dutch Design Firm Arcadis Partner on Global Community-Engagement Solutions
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Irys and Dutch Design Firm Arcadis Partner on Global Community-Engagement Solutions

A San Antonio startup has forged a global partnership that will allow these innovators to leverage its award-winning engagement digital tools in communities worldwide.Arcadis, a leading international design firm focused on infrastructure, sustainable water, buildings, and environmental solutions, announced Monday its partnership with San Antonio-based Irys, a startup focused on improving the quality of life in communities through the use of technology.The Dutch design company stated they would incorporate Irys’ innovative citizen-driven engagement tools within its own infrastructure, mobility, and building projects to increase community involvement and collaboration and improve decision making in development projects.“People who live, work, play, in a specific place or city kno...
JustAir Launches Portable Powered Face Mask To Protect Against COVID-19
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JustAir Launches Portable Powered Face Mask To Protect Against COVID-19

Thanks to an entrepreneurial doctor, a recently relocated startup has brought to the market a new kind of face mask that protects wearers from airborne pathogens like COVID-19.JustAir, Inc. has launched its patented advanced face mask system that uses a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) in a more portable version of what's used in medical or industrial grade systems. The mask protects both the wearer and surrounding people, filtering the user's inhaled and exhaled air.The face mask is made of electrostatic felt and two fabric layers and can be adjusted to fit your face. A small rechargeable, battery-powered blower supplies fresh, cool air to the mask. The positive pressure airflow technology pushes air through a medical-grade HEPA filter that traps 99.97 percent of viruses, a...
Level Effect Cyber Tool Acquired by Maryland-Based Company Huntress
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Level Effect Cyber Tool Acquired by Maryland-Based Company Huntress

Huntress, a Maryland-based provider of managed detection and response to cyber threats, announced Tuesday its acquisition of network-aware endpoint detection and response technology from cyber startup Level Effect for an undisclosed amount.Level Effect co-founders Greg Ake and Robert Noeth will join the Huntress team as part of the acquisition to support the initial integration and ongoing development of their Recon network-aware endpoint detection software.Like the founding team at Huntress, both Ake and Noeth have strong backgrounds in the U.S. intelligence community, having worked within the National Security Agency, Air Force, and other institutions. The duo has over 20 combined years of experience as intelligence analysts, offensive and defensive cyber operators, and software ...