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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.).

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.

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 $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.”.

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.

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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Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA

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Left untreated, Heather and Jessica, who have a slower-developing form of the disease, might expect to continue to get weaker as time goes on.

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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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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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.)

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?

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.

New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration

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For the cybersecurity industry, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of alliances. CyberArk—based in Israel, with U.S.

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>>.

Bio Roundup: RIP Roger Tsien, Novartis CAR-T Wheel, Zika News & More

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Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien, a UC San Diego chemist, passed away in Oregon this week. As the San Diego Union Tribune reported in 2013, Tsien (pictured) was also unafraid to shine the spotlight on what he considered suspect scientific approaches, even when espoused by legends like DNA co-discoverer James Watson.

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.

Retrophin Drug Licensed by Shkreli Shows Positive Phase 2 Results

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He licensed the drug from San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND ) in March 2012. percent. percent to $21.25 on the Nasdaq.

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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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>>.