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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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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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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.

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?

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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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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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.

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>>.

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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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>>.

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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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>>.

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.”.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

With Biogen at a Crossroads, CEO Scangos to Step Down

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[ Updated, 9:20 a.m. ET, see below ] Biogen has seen its highest highs under CEO George Scangos, but some lows too.

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.

Microsoft Venture Fund Aims to Harness Early Stage Innovation

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The fund will have a presence in Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Tel Aviv, Israel, with plans to expand further.

3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation

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When doctors implant devices to replace a patient’s missing bones or support damaged bones, those devices were probably designed, developed, and/or manufactured in Warsaw. These institutes of higher learning are encouraging innovators to develop work to impact the everyday lives of people around the world. 30, 2015. The results?

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Modern Meadow Collects $40M for Real Leather With ‘No Cow Involved’

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Modern Meadow, a New York-based company that has developed a method of turning living cells into materials used to make leather that mimics animal hide, has received a $40 million Series B funding to begin manufacturing and commercializing its leather products. Our process makes cow collagen, without touching a cow. There’s no cow involved.”.

The Pan-Cancer Screen: Still Early for Prime Time

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Grail is working to develop a “pan-cancer” screen that it hopes will be used in the general population, potentially for millions of patients worldwide.

The Evolution of the App Stores

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Success of the app stores starts with developers. This initiative should push developers to be more thoughtful about their customer experience.

CODA Automotive Lands San Diego Dealer

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Los Angeles-based CODA Automotive , the electric vehicle developer, said today that it has named Marvin K. Brown as an exclusive dealer partner in San Diego County. coda automotive auto dealer electric cleantech diegoCODA said that Marvin K. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Brown Auto Center. READ MORE>>.

REGEN Energy Finds Funding, Sets Up San Diego Office

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Canadian smart energy management product developer REGEN Energy said today that it has raised $5.5M in a funding round, and set up a U.S. office in San Diego. The firm said it will focus its resources on efforts in the United States, and particularly California, where its new San Diego office was opened this month.

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.

San Diego's Mapp Bio Behind Experimental Ebola Drug

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A San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals startup, Mapp Biopharmaceuticals , is the source of the experimental Ebola treatment that has been given to the two Americans who are being treated for the dreaded disease, according to CNN. Mapp Biopharmaceutical is backed by LeafBio, Defyrus Inc., the U.S. READ MORE>>.

Biotech Roundup: Gilead Slump, Celgene Goes Trump, Hemo Data & More

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CARB-X will also run four accelerators—in San Francisco, Cambridge, MA, and two in the U.K. But our minds jumped to politics.

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Biotech Roundup: CRISPR’s 1st Trial, IPO Insiders, Zika & More

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There’s plenty more news to chew on as well, from the latest developments in the Zika battle to biotech’s sigh of relief when Medicare spending cuts were avoided (for now). —There were two major developments in the fight against Zika virus, which has begun to affect children born in the U.S. Let’s get right to it.

Biotech Roundup: ASCO, BIO, Drug Setbacks, Incubators & More

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The nation’s biggest annual cancer meeting took place in Chicago, while biotech’s trade group held its annual confab in San Francisco. —At the annual BIO conference, which gathered in San Francisco for the first time since cops battled street protesters in 2004, industry bigwigs took to the stage to defend themselves.

San Diego Entrepreneur's Milk Jug Of The Future Gets Backing Of GE

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The project will be prototyped at the Maker Faire in San Francisco, with a final prototype expected at the end of the month. READ MORE>>.