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DMN: Dallas’ NexPoint Eyes Potential $3.6B Investment to Create a Plano Life Sciences Hub

Dallas-based NexPoint Development is in early talks with the city of Plano to transform a 1.6 million-square-foot former EDS campus and adjacent land into a life sciences hub, according to the Dallas Morning News. The alternative investment firm would aim to invest $3.6 billion in the redevelopment project—called Technology x Science, or the TxS District for short—and partner with the city through its economic development incentive programs, according to the report.
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Annual EarthX E-Capital Summit on Tap for April at Fair Park in Dallas
by | Jan 30, 2023
EarthX is seeking innovators and investors to participate in its 2023 EarthX E-Capital Summit April 19-22 at Fair Park in Dallas. At the summit, early-stage climate tech companies will be able to make pitches for a chance at a cash prize. There will also be discussions on investment and industry trends by leading industry professionals, investors, startups, and policymakers, EarthX said, along with curated and self-selected one-on-one networking meetings between investors, dealmakers, and innovators.
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Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Partners with OncoPower to Help Cancer Patients Save on Medications
by | Jan 30, 2023
Dallas' Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company announced a collaboration today with Houston-based OncoPower that will enable cancer patients using OncoPower to look up pricing and order less expensive medications. OncoPower offers a free app and website with a social media-style format where patients can access professionals including dietitians and behavioral therapists, as well as cancer education and meditation content, tools for treatment adherence, and clinical trial mapping.
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Frisco’s Greenwatt Lighting Launches Alert System for Schools with First Install in Southlake
by | Jan 27, 2023
The joint venture with Mark Cuban-backed IoT startup MeshTek has released a Kid-Centric lighting system that can communicate emergency safety protocols to students, teachers, and administrators with instant visual cues and immediate notification alerts. The company says its solution "is the only safety lighting system that utilizes a reliable Bluetooth mesh network." "With school safety being a top concern across the country, this innovation could not have come at a better time," Cuban says.
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Dallas’ MedCognetics Gets $750K NIH Grant to Research Unbiased AI for Breast Cancer Detection

by | Jan 26, 2023
Last month, we told you about MedCognetics getting FDA clearance for its unbiased AI-enabled software for breast cancer screening. Today, the Dallas-based company announced it has been awarded $750,000 from an NIH program to research unbiased AI for breast cancer detection. The NIH's AIM-AHEAD program—short for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity—awarded the grant. "This NIH grant will play an important role in future product development as well as helping us further expand our global market penetration," said MedCognetics CEO Debasish Nag.
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Plano-based Hilti NA Launches New Time-Saving Digital Layout Tool
Labor shortages continue to hit many industries, including construction. To help address that, Plano-based Hilti North America has released a new camera-based "single operator" digital layout tool designed to save time and make jobsite layout crews more productive. The tech behind the new Hilti 400 brings improved accuracy, faster layout speed, advanced prism tracking, and auto calibration, the company says—all while requiring  "minimal training to use."
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After HQ Move to Dallas, EoS Fitness Opens First Texas Location in Euless
Back in May, Phoenix-based gym chain EoS Fitness announced it was moving its HQ to Dallas as part of its expansion plans into Texas. Today it announced the opening of its first gym in Texas at 2401 Rio Grande Blvd. in Euless. With more than 100 locations open or in development nationwide, the chain plans to open additional locations in Fort Worth and DeSoto later this year, and several in Houston in February.
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Plano-Based Beal Bank Enters the Online CD Market with Two New Divisions
Plano-based Beal Bank has entered the online CD market with two newly introduced divisions: UmbrellaBank.com and myCDbank.com. Targeting savings depositors and investors nationwide, the two divisions specialize in offering online-only certificates of deposit (CDs) with competitive rates. Each is currently featuring a 12-month CD at 4.65% APY with a $1,000 minimum deposit.
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