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Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017

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View the Slideshow A little more than a year ago, amid a resurgence in San Diego’s software sector, Xconomy identified a baker’s dozen of local tech companies to watch in 2016. Four of the companies on this year’s list also reflect how San Diego’s tech and life sciences communities have been coming together in interesting ways.

Gary Hayslip on the City of San Diego as Cybersecurity Test Bed

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Hayslip is deputy director and chief information security officer (CISO) for the city of San Diego. Gary Hayslip. Cities are businesses.

UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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He was 64, and had been a professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years. Various Fluorescing Proteins.

EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year

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Award winners from San Diego and other regions are now eligible for consideration for the national Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 program.

Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego

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Not long after ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT ) acquired San Diego-based LonoCloud in 2013 , former LonoCloud executives Tom Caldwell and Hossein Eslambolchi met for coffee at the Specialty’s Café and Bakery in University City. Webroot also plans to expand in San Diego, and Caldwell said he plans to stay on.

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

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In San Diego, the Irvine Company provided the entire second floor of its Broadway Street building at no cost for the downtown EvoNexus incubator.

San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech

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The company now has about 100 employees at its San Diego headquarters, and in offices in Austin, TX, and Redwood City, CA.

Favor Plans Expansion Into San Diego, Gets $13M

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Favor , a on-demand, mobile delivery app developer, said today that it will be expanding into San Diego in the coming months, thanks to a new, $13M funding round. San Diego will be the company''s first foray into California. favor diego uber startup delivery hothouse READ MORE>>.

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Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute

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UC San Diego has named Todd Hylton, a veteran tech industry manager and expert in neural-based processing technology, as executive director of its new Contextual Robotics Institute. Hylton’s appointment comes less than two months after UC San Diego named Henrik Christensen as director of the robotics institute. SAIC).

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Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs

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We’re trying to minimize the total cost [of drug development] because our needs change with each stage of development.”.

Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

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natriegens has the fastest growth rate of any known organism, reproducing at a rate that doubles in less than 10 minutes. coli as a host organism.

Xconomy Q&A: Vuforia, Pokémon Go, and Augmented Reality

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Vuforia’s headquarters has remained in San Diego, and Vuforia continues to operate four offices in Europe and Israel, Wright said.

Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent

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and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures. The first-in-human trials of AVB-620 began last year at UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center.

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Avalon Leads $18M in Early Funding for Cancer Immunotherapy Startup

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Fortis intends to develop new antibody drug conjugates—a kind of treatment that links a monoclonal antibody with a small-molecule chemical.

Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights

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In today’s announcement, Qualcomm Technologies and AT&T say they intend to operate drones on commercial 4G LTE networks.

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Echo Labs Wins “Quick Pitch” Contest with Digital Hybrid Microscope

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It was the first time the San Diego angels group has enabled the audience to choose the winners of its signature event, the John G.

Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology

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7.2-kilowatt charger developed by Qualcomm Halo is expected to take half as long, and an 11-kilowatt system is in the works. and other nations.

Immunotherapy Clinical Tests Spur Hope, and Plenty of Headaches

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Mary Tagliaferri, vice president of clinical development at Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ) in San Francisco, agrees with Pazdur.

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Nervana’s $400M+ Buyout Reflects Key Tech Trend in Machine Learning

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Nervana initially developed a software-based model of its technology, based on Nvidia graphics processors.

San Diego Sees Strong Cybersecurity Growth As Firms Seek Talent

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San Diego’s cybersecurity workforce has grown by nearly 15 percent over the past two years, according to a study released today by the Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit industry group created to boost cybersecurity jobs and technologies in the region. The center also asked the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail

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After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. Certona uses the data to offer shoppers personalized options based on “real-time profiling.”. billion. billion.

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Organovo to Test Pre-Clinical Drugs on Bio-Printed Kidney Tissue

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As Murphy put it recently, “We don’t think of ourselves as a bio-printing company any more. Now Organovo is expanding its capabilities.

Ex-Celgene Dealmaker Tom Daniel Charts a New Course Advising Biotechs

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No longer. For now, he’s working with venture capitalist colleagues on some new companies that have yet to be officially launched.

Cybersecurity Startup MedCrypt Gets $750K to Defend Health Devices

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Safeguard Scientifics also is an investor in Sotera Wireless, the San Diego-based maker of wireless devices for remote patient monitoring.).

Water Metering Startup Wins Vote for “Best Demo” at EvoNexus Event

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A San Diego civil engineer who has developed an alternative technology for automating the measurement of water flow gave the best presentation at EvoNexus Fall Demo Day, an event that drew nearly 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters late Thursday to Qualcomm’s corporate headquarters. Water Pigeon Web wireless

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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The company is growing up,” he added. “We’ve made the transition from product development, and turned the corner toward commercialization.”.

Gates Grant Helps Sirenas Extend Hunt for Drugs From Sea Organisms

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Because of this, charitable foundations and governments frequently bear the responsibility of supporting early development of these therapeutics.”.

New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals

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They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. Jean Balgrosky.

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New U.S. “Roadmap” Lays Out Routes to Accelerate Robotic Technologies

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His talk amounted to a state-of-the-industry report on robotics, and highlighted key findings of the 107-page update of the U.S. Robotics Roadmap.

As Drone Navigation Advances, SlantRange Focuses on Farm Analytics

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— Swift Navigation , founded in 2012 and now based in San Francisco, is using real-time kinematic (RTK) technology to enhance the precision of satellite-based GPS positioning data. SlantRange, a San Diego company founded almost three years ago, is a drone-related startup already generating sales.

BlackThorn Emerges With $40M, New Weapons Against Neuro Disorders

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Developing drugs for neurobehavioral diseases is difficult for a number of reasons. Today, BlackThorn is making its first formal announcement.

New Data Show Biogen, Ionis Drug Might Help More With Rare Spine Disease

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Check out this story for more on nusinersen, the history of SMA drug therapies, and the patient community’s involvement with the drug’s development.

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Mobile Roadie, San Diego Zoo Launch App

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Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Mobile Roadie and the San Diego Zoo said Thursday that they have launched a new, official app for the zoo.

eBay Launches Local Shopping App In San Diego

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eBay has launched a new, local buying and selling app called Close 5 this week in San Diego, aimed at helping users buy and sell products to other local users. The new app comes thanks to eBay''s recent acquisition of Rumgr, which was developing social selling apps very similar to Close 5. READ MORE>>.

IBM Watson Health Launches Imaging Effort for Cancer, Other Diseases

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So far, the story of IBM Watson Health has been mostly about growth and potential. Today, it’s more about action.

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The Five Major Tech Trends of 2016

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To augment and overcome physical distance, we are starting to use drones, virtual reality, and driverless cars. percent of digital buyers in the U.S.

With New Program, DARPA To Encourage Safety “Brakes” For Gene Editing

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“We should couple innovation with biosecurity,” DARPA program manager Renee Wegrzyn, said Tuesday at the SynBioBeta conference in South San Francisco. But this decade’s frenzied development of the editing system CRISPR-Cas9 could soon bring a wave of human therapies into clinical trials. The U.S.

Sofinnova, With Offices In San Diego, Lands $650M For Biotech Investments

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Biotech venture capital investor Sofinnova , which has offices in San Diego, announced that it has raised $650M in its newest fund, Sofinnova Venture Partners X. Sofinnova says it invests in biotechnology companies that are developing drugs that address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients. READ MORE>>.

Organovo to Test “Patches” for Patients Awaiting Liver Transplants

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The idea is to help improve the function of failing livers, a stopgap measure that could extend the lives of patients on the U.S.

Biogen Buys Ionis Spine Disease Drug For $75M, Eyes FDA Filing

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Spinal muscular atrophy affects over 25,000 people in the U.S. and stops many of them from ever being able to walk.

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