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Survey: Cyber hacking a costly expense for many businesses

Patricia Daddona |

Twenty-nine percent of U.S. businesses experienced a data breach last year, and eight in 10 spent at least $5,000 to respond, according to the latest survey from The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection...

COCC deal boosts its fintech plate

Gregory Seay |

Southington financial-technology (fintech) services vendor COCC says it has acquired cash-management technology from a Pennsylvania fintech.

UConn names new neuroscience dept. chair; sets up lab for treatment studies

John Stearns |

An internationally recognized neurodegenerative disease researcher from the Cleveland Clinic will become chair of the UConn School of Medicine's Department of Neuroscience in spring 2018 and...

Cirtec Medical announces acquisition of German tube maker

John Stearns |

Minnesota-based Cirtec Medical LLC, which provides design and contract manufacturing services for implantable and minimally invasive surgical devices and has its East Coast facility in Enfield, has...

Farmington's Bioarray gets patent for breast cancer treatment predictive test

John Stearns |

Farmington-based molecular diagnostics company Bioarray Genetics Inc. has received a U.S. patent supporting its lead breast cancer predictive test.

Regents to consider plan for consolidating community colleges


A controversial plan to consolidate Connecticut's 12 community colleges into a single accredited institution would shed nearly 190 people in top administrative positions by 2021.

CT residents weigh in on net neutrality, but bots may be too


Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents have weighed in on a proposal to reverse Obama-administration “net neutrality rules” that prevent internet providers from blocking a rival's...

UConn gets patent for security improvements to QR code technology

Patricia Daddona |

UConn and engineering professor Bahram Javidi say they have been issued a patent for a system that helps prevent the counterfeiting of QR codes.

Melinta Therapeutics pays $270M for infectious disease drugs

John Stearns |

New Haven's Melinta Therapeutics Inc., which is developing antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, said Wednesday it will pay $270 million to acquire the infectious disease business from a...

Hartford pushing to become InsurTech innovation center

John Stearns |

Hartford would be the capital for more than state government if various executives fulfill their vision to make the city a hub for insurance technology, for which key early seeds are about to be...

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