Norvartis Acquisition by GSK would make GSK one of the largest consumer healthcare brands in the world

July 28, 2014 By David Sohn, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) chief executive officer, Andrew Witty, announced that a consumer healthcare break-off in the U.K.-based company may be an option in the future. A recent asset swap to acquire Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis’ consumer health-care division would make GlaxoSmithKline one of the largest consumer…

Baseball team builds robot fans

Robot fans

A struggling South Korean baseball team has adopted a novel approach to extending its fanbase. The Hanwha Eagles have brought in a team of robots to occupy a small section of the team’s stadium. Described as “the world’s first cheering robot,” the so-called ‘fanbots’ are designed to connect fans that can’t be at the game.…

Maryland Innovation Initiative invests $6.4M in university-linked projects – Baltimore Business Journal

Eight startup companies are among 67 recipients of Maryland Innovation Initiative awards in fiscal 2014. The Maryland Innovation Initiative gave a total of $6.4 million to research projects and startups with ties to universities in the state. The innovation initiative is designed to spur commercialization of university research. #MarylandTechnologyDevelopmentCorporation, which administers the program, announced the…