MSU’s first patent helps Alzheimer’s patients

Dr. Jayfus Doswell has become accustomed to finding solutions to complex problems. The Baltimore-born founder of The Juxtopia Group— a nonprofit established to reduce the critical STEM learning gap of underserved communities— has helped to find another solution to a problem that involves Alzheimer’s disease. And, this solution has proven to be historic. To address […]

OrderUp hires everybody; Back Forty offices hit Craigslist [Startup Roundup]

WHO’S GETTING FUNDED? Paragon Bioservices, based at the University of Maryland BioPark, closed a $13 million Series A round, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Much of that funding will go to outreach in hotspots like California, Boston and New Jersey, according to the report. Quantified Care raised $400,000 in equity and debt, according to SEC filings. The Otterbein startup, a DreamIt […]

The goggles do something: Juxtopia AR goggles earn space grant

Augmented reality goggles (think Google Glass on steroids) could someday be used by astronauts for anything from experiments to spacewalks. That the hope of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, which handed out a grant to Baltimore’s Juxtopia earlier this month, Emerging Technology Centers officials announced Thursday. Juxtopia is housed at the ETC’s Highlandtown incubator. CASIS is a […]

CASIS Awards New Grants for ISS Tech

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) this week announced the recipients of new grants for developing technologies for the International Space Station (ISS). CASIS is a non-profit organization which manages research conducted in the ISS’s U.S. National Laboratory. The grant awards, the sums of which CASIS did not disclose, include awards […]

Juxtopia Imhotep: another Baltimore team competing for $10M health IT prize

The Johns Hopkins University students behind Team Aezon aren’t the only local competitors vying for $10 million in the global Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE health IT competition. Another team, Juxtopia Imhotep, is a group of 13 minority and women students and entrepreneurs from high school and college. The team itself is led by Jayfus Doswell, the founder of biotech and IT company Juxtopia, which is based […]

Blacks in Tech gala highlights black Baltimoreans in STEM fields

The focus was on black Baltimoreans in STEM fields at the Baltimore City Robotics Center on Friday night. During a Blacks in Tech gala, 10 students from Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School and Morgan State University, as well as some other city high school students, had a chance to mingle with about 25 adults who work at different tech businesses […]

Suit Could Make Space Diving Next Extreme Sport

When daredevil Felix Baumgartner broke three world records Oct. 14, 2012, by jumping from a pressurized capsule 127,852 feet above the Earth, millions of people watched. And no doubt nearly every single one of them wondered, “Would I do that?” Not everyone might jump if given the chance, but two companies are working on a space suit to make […]

The Interview: Jayfus Doswell

Recently called one of the “rock stars who make things happen” by the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, city technologyleader Jayfus Doswell is a modern-day Renaissance man. While his job focuses on developing cutting-edge technologies, Doswell also works to break ground for new businesses and research in Baltimore. On top of that, he is committed […]