A VCU Health liver specialist and gastroenterologist is leading clinical trials for a possible drug treatment for COVID-19 patients. This week, Dr. Arun Sanyal began testing remdesivir, an antiviral medication previously used experimentally to treat the Ebola virus, on several VCU Health System patients with moderate to severe cases of COVID-19. While it’s too early
CEO of DroneUp in Virginia Beach discusses how technology is being used during crisis.
Virginia Business virtually sat down with Tom Walker, founder and CEO of DroneUp, a Virginia Beach-based company that provides end-to-end aerial data services to the commercial sector, government and pilots to get a feel for how his drone company has adapted to doing business during the coronavirus crisis. This is part of an ongoing series
Online grocery delivery service is hiring 300,000 shoppers nationwide in response to COVID-19 crisis.
San Francisco-based online grocery delivery company Instacart announced Tuesday it would hire 300,000 more full-time shoppers, including 12,000 in Virginia, to meet the increase in demand caused by the COVID-19 crisis. “The last few weeks have been the busiest in Instacart’s history,” said founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta in a statement. “We expect to see
Aperiomics says it has capacity to process 1,000 test results per week.
Sterling-based biotech company Aperiomics has launched a COVID-19 test available for to medical providers nationwide for $250 per sample. Aperiomics says it has the capacity to process and deliver results on 1,000 tests per week. The company says it can turn around results from its Xplore-COVID-19 tests within 48 to 72 hours of receiving a
Virginia has 10 fulfillment and sorting centers, in addition to the HQ2 East Coast headquarters under development.
Only two days after Amazon.com Inc. announced it would add 100,000 warehouse and delivery jobs — 1,400 of which are earmarked for Virginia — to combat coronavirus-related unemployment, a warehouse worker in its Queens, New York City, facility has tested positive for the virus. Amazon has a total of 10 fulfillment and sortation facilities in
Michael Saylor reportedly redacted a leaked memo in which he refused to close his offices unless legally required.
Michael Saylor, the CEO of Tysons-based tech company MicroStrategy Inc., wrote a later-redacted three-page memo to his 2,400 employees this week arguing that COVID-19 is not a public health crisis and saying he refused to close down MicroStrategy’s offices and shift to teleworking unless he was legally required to do so. In the letter, he
David Brown previously worked for Clarivate Analytics, Thomson Reuters.
Herndon-based information technology and management training course provider Learning Tree International Inc. on Wednesday named David Brown as its new CEO and a member of the board of directors. Brown most recently worked as the global head of sales and services for information services company Clarivate Analytics. He also previously worked for international multimedia company
Lynk Global Inc. plans to use satellites to provide broadband services to more than 5 billion mobile phone users.
Falls Church-based wireless network company Lynk Global Inc. said Wednesday that it has sent a text message from a satellite in space to a standard mobile phone on Earth. “This is a game-changer for the billions of people who own a mobile phone, for the billions who do not have affordable connectivity, and for the
The deal adds 2,000 employees to SAIC.
Reston-based government and defense technology contractor Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) completed its acquisition of Reston-based federal government information technology services contractor Unisys Federal on March 13 for $1.2 billion in cash, the company announced Monday. The acquisition was first announced Feb. 6 and brings Unisys Federal’s cloud migration, among other services, to SAIC and
Applied Insight made several executive appointments, including a new executive chairman and CEO.
Tysons-based information technology company Applied Insight announced Wednesday several executive appointments including a new executive chairman, CEO, chief product officer, chief technology officer and chief financial officer. Former CEO John Hynes has taken on the role of executive chairman. “As executive chairman, I’ll be providing strategic counsel to the leadership and working to enhance our