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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.

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology

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The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !

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>>.

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>>.

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: 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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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.

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.

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.

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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AmazonFresh Expands To San Diego

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AmazonFresh , the online grocery and product delivery service run by e-commerce giant Amazon.com , expanded into San Diego yesterday, as the company starts to expand operations nationwide. amazon delivery grocery product diego amazonfresh READ MORE>>.

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

Can Innovation Save Us?

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The violence, and nonstop Internet media coverage, is ripping away whatever bandages still covered the wounds from centuries of racism and other isms.

Clinton Versus Trump: Who’s Stronger on Innovation?

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It’s a bedrock assumption in American economic policy that innovation and entrepreneurship drive job growth and lead to greater productivity, efficiency, consumer choice, and wealth. At this stage, both candidates have given major economic addresses, and both parties have published their platforms. That means there are 7.3 support Clinton.

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.”.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation

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Radicle says it will focus on challenges to farmer productivity, sustainability, and quality in food and agriculture.

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.

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.

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.

Biotech Roundup: Kadmon Debt, Hemo Data, Loose Lips & More

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Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GBT ) of South San Francisco, CA, updated its ongoing Phase 1/2 trial for GBT-440, a sickle cell disease treatment. —The FDA approved a cholera vaccine , Vaxchora, giving Redwood City, CA-based PaxVax its second commercial product. You think a Game 7 in the NBA Finals is going to be epic?

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Drizly Expands To San Diego

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Drizly's smartphone- and desktop- driven service says it delivers those alcohol products within an hour. READ MORE>>.

How Will Apple Innovate Beyond the iPhone 7? With Next-Gen Siri

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Already on that plateau are products like the commercial jet airliner, which hasn’t changed much since Boeing introduced the 747 in 1970.

With Biogen at a Crossroads, CEO Scangos to Step Down

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It’s currently Biogen’s top-selling product, generating close to $2 billion in sales during the first half of 2016. [ Updated, 9:20 a.m.

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>>.

Biotech Roundup: Biogen Rumors, Theranos, Electro-Drugs & More

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—Drug price news: While drug-purchasing agent CVS Health said it would bar several high-priced products from its menu of choices, including the leading prostate cancer treatment enzalutamide (Xtandi), it emerged that GSK is pricing gene therapy Strimvelis at $665,000 for a single dose, as STAT reports. SMA has no approved treatments.

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

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The Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University shared data that shows the state is the nation’s second-largest exporter of life sciences products , with $9.9 People who live outside of Indiana probably know a few things about it: The Indianapolis 500, a.k.a. Their first thoughts likely turn to agriculture and manufacturing.

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The Evolution of the App Stores

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In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths. There were also areas in which the focus of the two conferences diverged.

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

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—IBM’s Watson Health group said that a commercial product could arrive in 2017 that uses machine learning to digest patient scans, medical records, and other information to help doctors with care decisions. Rape is a co-founder of San Francisco biotech Nurix. Let’s get right to it. House of Representatives passed a $1.1

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