3D Metal Printing Moves Into the Manufacturing Spotlight

(DGIwire) – Over the past several years, 3D printing has steadily been edging its way into greater numbers of materials and applications than ever before. Today, for example, 3D printers are being considered as a means to produce stainless steel 5G smartphones, high-strength alloy gas-turbine blades, and a wide range of other complex metal parts, […]

3 Reasons Why Bootstrapping Beats Crowdfunding

(DGIwire) — When it comes to raising money for a brand new startup, which of the following makes more sense: Initiating a crowdfunding campaign or bootstrapping? As a long-time serial entrepreneur who has built several successful companies from the ground up, Marty Schultz has had plenty of time to study both methods—and as he explained in a […]

Electroporation: A Vital Advance to Further Life Science Research

(DGIwire) – “Electroporation” is a big word that describes a process taking place on a small scale in the laboratory. As noted on BiotechArticles.com, electroporation involves passing an electric current through the surface of a living cell. By doing so, pores appear on the surface through which material can easily pass. Widely used in the […]

Strong U.S. Hiring Means a Stronger Climate for Jobs

(DGIwire) – Despite recent lurches in the stock market, the overall jobs outlook in the United States remained strong at the end of 2018, according to The New York Times. A report released by the U.S. Labor Department showed one of the strongest months of job gains in the last decade, with employers adding 312,000 […]

What’s in the Army Now? 3D Metal Printing

(DGIwire) – The advantages of 3D printing are increasingly being enlisted by the U.S. Army, according to a recent article on 3DPrint.com. As the article notes, the technology has long been recognized by this branch of the military, which is finding benefit in its ability to improve readiness. The overarching goal is to send military […]

Innovation Keeps On Truckin’ in the Era of Electric Vehicles

(DGIwire) – Compared to their diesel-powered counterparts, electric trucks are much quieter, have no harmful emissions and dramatically lower maintenance. This is a large part of the reason why many truck brands have real electric test units being used now in fleets. Of course, the era of battery-electric trucks rumbling down the nation’s roads may […]

For Cancer Immunotherapy Patients, a ‘One-Two Punch’ Could Hold Promise

(DGIwire) – Immunotherapy, in which the human immune system is harnessed to treat cancer, has shown great promise but relatively few patients have responded significantly. Among strategies to enhance its power, one of the most intriguing involves so-called “combination” therapies—a “one-two punch” in which immunotherapy is administered along with another type of therapeutic. In recent […]

3D Printing Continues Its Ascent to the Skies

(DGIwire) – In October 2018, GE Aviation’s 3D printing facility in Auburn, Alabama reached a major milestone: it produced its 30,000th 3D-printed fuel nozzle tip. As an article on ECNmag.com recently observed, fuel nozzles may seem like unimposing objects—but their production via 3D printing has not only given rise to some of the world’s bestselling […]

Getting Patients to Self-Administer Medication Correctly Is a Focus of Innovation

(DGIwire) – In the world of medicine, the level and variety of innovation today is truly unprecedented. As a recent article on PharmaVOICE.com noted, this is an era not only of gene and cancer immunotherapies but also therapeutics that are “digital” and “smart.” As the magazine explains, these aim to merge various smart devices with […]

Growing a Business? Why ‘Bootstrapping’ Beats Raising Money

(DGIwire) — Most people think raising money is the first step in growing a company. But entrepreneur Marty Schultz sees things differently. According to him, raising money does not guarantee success—in fact, it may guarantee failure! As a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator who has grown five companies with a combined valuation of […]

Breathe Easy: Innovation Comes to Respiratory Research

(DGIwire) – When it comes to treating respiratory diseases, there is an increasing focus on inhalation as a method of delivering drugs to the body. As recently noted in an article on PharmOutsourcing.com, this is because inhaling a drug might require a lower dose to be as effective as a swallowed dose, reducing the chances […]

Looking Beyond Mammals to Microbes for Tomorrow’s Drugs

(DGIwire) – In order to create the current generation of biologic drugs, manufacturers have largely depended on cell lines derived from mammals—specifically, the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell. But as Mark Emalfarb, President and CEO of Dyadic International, wrote recently on TheMedicineMaker.com, it may be time to move from mammals to microbes for the next […]

3 Things Businesses Should Know to Attract Top Talent in 2019

(DGIwire) – While it is good news that the U.S. economy is strong, this means businesses are facing a growing challenge. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, a growing number of businesses are reporting their biggest obstacle is finding qualified employees for their open positions. Here are a few pointers on how companies […]

4 Ways That Startup Businesses Can Generate Real Growth

(DGIwire) – Every startup company aspires to be as big as the titans of the tech world and the internet. Yet the very first step to generating real growth for a company is to understand where it comes from in the first place. Here are a few simple suggestions for small startups that want to […]

Giving Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy a Molecular Boost

(DGIwire) – Immunotherapy has shown great promise in cancer care. However, not all patients respond to it—spurring a search for ways to make it more effective. One of the most intriguing strategies involves so-called “combination treatments” in which immunotherapy and chemotherapy are given in tandem with additional agents. In recent years, researchers have identified several […]

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