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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. This is a good next chapter for the [CyberFlow] product,” Caldwell said. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Productivity in Your Pocket

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In 2012, along with Paper, several innovative productivity apps launched including Wunderlist, Notability, Haiku Deck, and many more.

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.

Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

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The company applies its capabilities in synthetic biology to invent new methods of bio-based production. coli as a host organism.

Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology

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Now everyone I know has an active program, if not production activity.”. and other nations. But it is not the only one.

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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Kyocera Consolidates Operations Into San Diego

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Kyocera said Thursday that it is consolidating two of its North American business units into a single location in San Diego. The impact on Kyocera''s local employment and employee base in San Diego was not announced. kyocera diego electronics toppan READ MORE>>.

Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs

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A recent Wall Street Journal article that raised the possibility of Biogen as the target of another huge pharma buyout cited the lack of productivity as a major driver of M&A in the pharmaceutical industry.  The authors made the point that, given the size of companies today, a single garden-variety blockbuster hardly moves the needle.

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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After recently raising $18 million in Series B funding, the healthtech company also plans to add new products as it expands nationally among U.S.

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.

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

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It’s an RNA-based drug meant to help boost production of the SMA protein, which in turn is supposed to help improve patients’ motor function.

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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. eBay said the app offers up user profiles and is a safer option to traditional, anonymous classifieds. The free app runs on iPhone and Android. READ MORE>>.

How a War on Climate Change Could Restore Economic Growth in America

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Secondarily, Gordon asks why the productivity gains that drove these advances tailed off after 1970. But what if we don’t have to choose?

IBM Watson Health Launches Imaging Effort for Cancer, Other Diseases

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The first commercial product to come out of the effort is likely to hit in 2017. Today, it’s more about action.

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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. Drugs that use molecular scissors to snip out or replace defective genes. Altered mosquitoes meant to sabotage entire disease-carrying populations. The U.S.

Despite Low Crop Prices, Corporate and VC Agtech Investments Soar

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They also queried 15 VC firms. To do that, big ag companies will need to source more of their innovations from outside of their own labs.

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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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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In light of their ease with technology, they are in a prime position to spot opportunities for products and services that will improve people’s lives.

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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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.

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

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But to what end? The goals of the FDA’s new Oncology Center of Excellence remain vague, as does its structure.

New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration

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There have been a series of tie-ups, as security-tech companies try to boost their businesses and amplify their products via acquisitions.

Ginkgo Builds Out Robot Labs as Microbe Design Business Grows: Photos

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The company’s microorganisms are engineered to secrete products such as rose-scented oil that goes into perfumes and sweeteners for beverages.

How Augmented Reality Is Transforming the Manufacturing Industry

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But that picture is outdated. That means that every item is guaranteed to be built perfectly, every time. Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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 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>>.

San Diego Gets Live Bus Updates From Google

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Other cities with the new, live updates include Boston, Portland Oregon, San Francisco, Madrid, and Turin. 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.

What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks

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These statistics belie the common notion that cybercriminals attack only big businesses. Good Cybersecurity Program Matters. Understand the Risks.

Biotech Roundup: Deals Gone Wrong, Ethical Red Flags & Bay Goodbyes

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Thousands of others will head to San Francisco for BIO, which has a distinct international flavor. BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: BMRN ) of San Rafael, CA, said it would not try to gain European approval of drisapersen , four months after U.S. billion acquisition of San Diego’s Auspex Pharmaceuticals last year.

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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What Should Be on the Next President’s Cybersecurity Agenda?

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The idea is these products can quickly detect and respond to cyber threats, relieving some of the burden on businesses’ and other organizations’ technical departments. recently sat down with Schwartz and Lior Div, Cybereason’s CEO and co-founder, at the fast-growing cybersecurity startup’s new Boston headquarters.

The Necessity of Innovation

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Innovation is at the heart of wealth creation. Innovation is at the heart of job creation. And innovation can be increased by conscious support.

Arterys, GE Healthcare to Roll Out Next-Gen MRI Scans of Heart

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But it took several extra layers of technology, and a collaboration with San Francisco startup Arterys , to make that possible. The U.S.

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

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San Rafael, CA-based BioMarin bought Prosensa of Leiden, Netherlands, for $17.75 a share, or a total of $680 million up front, in November 2014.

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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The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

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Begole: The DARPA Grand Challenge in autonomous vehicles paved the way for the autonomous vehicle products that are coming out today.

The Power of the Cloud for Life Science R&D

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The need to manually collect data and push buttons severely limits productivity and contributes to irreproducibility. Operational efficiency. R&D, like any business process, is dependent upon the production of high-quality data. In R&D-intensive industries like biotech and pharma, data have always been critically important.

Audentes Prices $75M IPO As Gene Therapy Eyes First U.S. Approval

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Today, it’s San Francisco’s Audentes Therapeutics, which aims to use gene therapy to treat a group of rare diseases. Audentes has raised $135.8