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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.

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

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Startup Week San Diego, like a lot of other places that host similar events, has been billed as a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

Q2 VC Funding Soars in San Diego (After Revisions), and Top 10 Deals

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But the San Diego data was off. million in 19 companies in San Diego. million invested in 23 San Diego companies.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

Riding Moonshot, FDA Will Revamp Its Cancer Practice. To What End?

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Four checkpoint inhibitors from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, and Roche are already approved , and many more are in development.)

Synthorx Raises $10M to Expand Use of Synthetic DNA in Biologics

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The San Diego firms have invested $6 million since 2014, when Synthorx was founded , CEO Court Turner said yesterday.

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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Mobile Roadie Powers San Diego Zoo Safari Park App

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Mobile Roadie also powers the official app for the San Diego Zoo. park android iphone roadie mobile safari diegoREAD MORE>>.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

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In Sweden, citizens and entrepreneurs gladly pay taxes because of all the personal and social benefits those taxes produce. Need more convincing?

MEI Pharma Partners with Helsinn on Drug with Potential $464M Payoff

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months in previously untreated elderly patients who received the drug.

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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>>.

Biotech Roundup: Hellos, Goodbyes, “Cures” Delays And Trial News

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Our San Diego editor Bruce Bigelow penned a personal goodbye to entrepreneur Larry Bock, who died last week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. —South San Francisco-based Second Genome hired a new CEO and president. The week started on a reflective note. And perhaps most important, there was the U.S. Or not.

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Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs

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Early acquisitions force pharma to take more risk and spend more of their operating budgets on development over a longer time than buying post-phase II, where they can more efficiently deploy large-scale resources. The authors made the point that, given the size of companies today, a single garden-variety blockbuster hardly moves the needle.

Bio Roundup: FDA Says No, PCSK9 Value Fight, CRISPR Intrigue & More

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Waltham, MA-based Chiasma (NASDAQ: CHMA ) announced plans to slash 44 percent of its workforce… Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PTLA ) of South San Francisco, CA, said the FDA needs more information to make an approval decision about andexanet alfa (AndexXa), an emergency drug that reverses the effect of blood thinners.

PacketSled Raises $5M for Automated Cybersecurity Monitoring System

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Two other small funds, Blu Ventures and JHS Ventures joined in the round. The company also has an office in Seattle.

San Diego Startups Band Together For Job Fair

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SweetLabs said the event is aimed at showing product managers, designers, developers and other "technology superstars" how much is happening in the San Diego area. diego startups fair employmentThe job fair is one of many in recent months, as demand for technical talent has skyrocketed across Southern California.

San Diego Firm's Pokemon Go Drone Hack

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San Diego drone technology developer Spark Aerial has something easier: it used a quadcopter drone to play Pokemon Go , using a remote control and cloned smartphone, strapped to the quadcopter, to capture pocket monsters--all from the convenience of their rooftop. READ MORE>>.

Regulus Shares Crumble As FDA Halts Testing of Hepatitis C Drug

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The company had $106 million in cash as of the end of March and took out a $30 million loan last week to support clinical development for the drug.

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Biotech Roundup: Scangos’s Exit, Zafgen’s Shakeup, Jounce, Relypsa & More

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—Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG ), of Summit, NJ, inked its latest immuno-oncology deal, forming a wide-ranging alliance with Cambridge-based Jounce Therapeutics to develop a group of cancer drugs. Also in Cambridge, Oncorus debuted with a $57 million round and a plan to develop next-gen oncolytic viruses, a type of cancer immunotherapy tool.

Two Years After Paying $680M, BioMarin Shelves Duchenne Drug

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In a statement, BioMarin chairman and CEO Jean-Jacques Bienaimé called the developments a “difficult but necessary decision.”.

Recruitment Goal In Obama Precision Med Study: 1M in 3 or 4 Years

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center led by the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego will work on ways for those individuals to participate.

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Gaining an Edge: Understanding Cyber Risk Appetite

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Organizations need to develop the ability to demonstrate that the investments they are making are aligned with the actual risks they face.

Clinton Versus Trump: Who’s Stronger on Innovation?

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Education and Workforce Development. With the Republican National Convention behind us and the Democratic convention in full swing, it seems like a good moment to ask how a Donald Trump presidency or a Hillary Clinton presidency might affect the prospects for high-tech entrepreneurship and business growth in the United States. Immigration.

Harvard’s Springer Gets $51.5M From Pharmas, Others, For Latest Startup

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Springer formed LeukoSite in 1993, and that company ended up developing an antibody drug for IBD, vedolizumab (Entyvio), that was eventually approved in 2014 and is now owned by Takeda Pharmaceutical. Like Morphic, Pliant Therapeutics of Redwood City, CA, is developing integrin inhibitor pills instead of antibodies.

Bio Roundup: Precision Med and Google, Heron, Lilly, Sarepta & More

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The wait continues. Will next week be the week a decision finally comes? Next month? Later today? Until then everyone sits, waits, and speculates.

Biotech Roundup: Fighting Addiction, Obama Precision, Juno Deaths & More

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San Francisco’s Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN ), co-owner of prostate cancer drug enzalutamide (Xtandi), remains biotech’s hottest target. —Moderna Therapeutics, a Cambridge, MA-based biotech developing technology to coax the body into producing its own drugs, added Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX ) as a partner.

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Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

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But as the technology part of MIT started to be known for these companies spinning out and starting to influence even the development of the region, the MBA students started self-selecting to come to MIT for entrepreneurship, technology-based entrepreneurship. Now, her career has come to a close. He was the founder of Digital Equipment Corp.

Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology

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Adding to the confusion, the most-recent MoneyTree Report on San Diego venture capital activity shows that Ostendo raised almost $10 million in VC funding during the second quarter. Razi, Bussel, and Dull are also on the board of Ingenu, the San Diego wireless technology company known previously as On-Ramp Wireless.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation

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Radicle’s physical presence includes sites in San Diego; Palo Alto, CA; Research Triangle Park; parts of the Midwest; and Israel.