Archive for December, 2017

Discovery: Fighting Prostate Cancer, Red Snapper in Gulf & Local Company Snags Orphan Drug Designation

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchResearchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center are using nanotechnology to target prostate cancer cells that have spread to the bone.

In the past, that’s been a challenging development and can result in pain, fractures, and limited survival, according to UNTHSC.…

Year In Review | Our Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2017

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

As 2017 comes to a close, we want to take a walk down memory lane at the most popular stories with our readers.

The list encompasses everything from stories about the growth of local startups to capturing how new developments are shaping the landscape of our communities.…

1920s Circus-Themed Fort Worth Event Will Ring New Year

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

A new Fort Worth events firm is planning a 1920s circus-themed New Years Eve event that feature a burlesque show, aerialists, and jugglers.

Ritz and Wonders: The Greatest Show on NYE will feature immersive, vintage-inspired performances every half hour, according to a release.…

Bell Helicopter’s V-280 Valor Makes its First Flight

Posted by Lance Murray

Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter announced that its new V-280 Valor tilt rotor aircraft achieved its first flight this week, bringing Bell a step closer to realizing the new generation of vertical lift aircraft for the U.S. military.

Bell, a Textron Inc.…

Cowtown Angels Network Invests in Travel App Localeur

Posted by Jewels Clark

Fort Worth’s Cowtown Angels recently was named as one of the five Texas angels investing in the booming travel app, Localeur.

The angel network has helped Localeur reach $500,000 in investments from Texas investors alone.

The Austin-based app was developed four years ago, and is used in 65 cities in the U.S.,…

Discovery: How a Magnetic Field Can Help Pesky Infections, Cream Treating Persistent Pain & UTA Prof Gets His First Patent

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchStubborn infections on artificial joints are tough to treat, sometimes requiring multiple surgeries and weeks of IV antibiotics.

Research done by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center has shown that a short exposure to an alternating magnetic field can help destroy bacteria that is encased in a slimy “biofilm” that grows on metal surfaces, helping to alleviate the infections.…

Learn What It Takes to Be Agile In This Upcoming Event

Posted by Jewels Clark

Richardson will host the area’s first Agile Warrior Series event in January. 

Top professionals in the agile space and developers will gather Jan. 31 on the University of Texas at Dallas campus for the Agile Warrior Series

The full-day event will include sessions led by Bob Martin, co-creator of The Agile Manifesto, and Luke Hohmann, founder and CEO of Conteneo and Innovation Games.…

Paranoid Fan Growing Global Presence With Madrid Office

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Finding beer, T-shirt shops, and tailgate hotspots can be a challenge at a massive concert or sporting event. And once you do find it, the lines could be too long or the party has moved on.

Agustin Gonzalez experienced these inconveniences himself as a dedicated Dallas Cowboys and World Cup Soccer fan.

On Tap: Women in VR, Career Expo & Blockchain Bootcamp

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event website or registration page for the latest details. …

Magazine Names BioLum Sciences Among Nation’s ‘Most Innovative’ Startups

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based BioLum Sciences has been honored as one of 14 companies named the most-innovative startups of 2017 by PM360 magazine.

The publication is a leading magazine for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries.

The company was chosen as part of PM360’s sixth annual “Innovations Issue,” which capsulizes the year’s most innovative companies, startups, divisions, products, services, and strategies in the health care and life sciences industries.…

2 DFW Goodwill Industries Agencies Get Google Funds for Digital Skills Training

Posted by Lance Murray

Goodwill Industries of Dallas and Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth have been selected as two of 125 local Goodwill organizations to provide digital skills training over the next three years under a new project called Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

The project was made possible by a $10 million grant from,…

Dallas Serving as Testing Ground for Circo Brand Refresh

Posted by Jewels Clark

Circo, a restaurant from the notable dining industry Maccioni family, is bringing its historic brand to Dallas with a refreshing twist. 

Dallas-based WhiteROC Hospitality Group has partnered with the Maccioni family to bring new life to the Circo restaurant brand.

Circo’s atmosphere is reminiscent of the old-style European circus, which inspired the restaurant’s name.…

Dallas Health Care App Solv Goes National with NextCare

Posted by Jewels Clark

Solv, a Dallas area health care company, is expanding its geographic reach by partnering with NextCare, one of the nation’s largest urgent care providers.

On Friday, Solv announced its collaboration with NextCare, which has more than 135 care centers nationwide with seven days a week service, according to Business Insider. …

Bioworld Merchandising to Launch IoT Division at CES

Posted by Lance Murray

Looking for a smart wallet with a tracker? How about a super-hero-themed smartwatch? The new One61 Studio division of Irving-based Bioworld Merchandising Inc. soon will be offering just what you’re looking for.

Bioworld Merchandising Inc. plans to launch its new Internet of Things division and its accompanying smart and wearable products Jan.…

SMU Guildhall to Launch Gaming Tech to Fight Disease

Posted by Lance Murray

SMU Guildhall will celebrate the alpha launch of a new technology that will help fight diseases such as cancer and macular degeneration in an event Thursday. 

Called HEWMEN, the technology designed by SMU Guildhall faculty members uses online actions in Minecraft and other games to fight diseases.…

Dallas Invents: 57 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 12

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Flyp Nearing 2 Million Downloads of Phone App

Posted by Jewels Clark

The Flyp app, which allows people to use multiple numbers from one smartphone, is continuing its growth reaching 1.8 million downloads recently.  

The startup was founded in 2015 and has raised almost $6 million in seed funding, according to the Wall Street Journal.…

Ranch Hand to Open Safe House for Male Sex Trafficking Victims

Posted by Heather Noel

Ranch Hand Rescue has announced plans to open a safe house exclusively for male sex trafficking victims.

The Denton nonprofit may be the only nonprofit in the world pairing abused and neglected animals with human mental health therapy. Now, it will soon offer one of the only safe houses in the U.S.…

Thin Line Fest Submission Deadlines Are Coming Up Soon

Posted by Jewels Clark

There’s still time to get your entry submitted for consideration in the 2018 Thin Line Fest.

The Denton festival, now in its 11th year, is a melding of the arts including film, music, and photography. With promises to “heighten your senses and sharpen your mind,” according to its website, the festival is a five-day experience that showcases artists from all over the Dallas Fort Worth area. …

Fort Worth Startup To Introduce Home Charger for EVs

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Revitalize Charging Solutions has already disrupted public charging for electric vehicles and now the Fort Worth startup wants to innovate the home charger unit, too.

Edward Morgan, founder and CEO of Revitalize Charging Solutions, equipped his public chargers with 18.5-inch high-definition screens that can display advertisements, which offsets some of the installation cost.…