EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year
JUNE 21, 2016
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
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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
AUGUST 11, 2016
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
JUNE 6, 2016
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
AUGUST 29, 2016
The company applies its capabilities in synthetic biology to invent new methods of bio-based production. coli as a host organism.
As Drone Navigation Advances, SlantRange Focuses on Farm Analytics
JULY 12, 2016
— 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.
Kyocera Consolidates Operations Into San Diego
APRIL 11, 2014
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
AUGUST 16, 2016
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.
IBM Watson Health Launches Imaging Effort for Cancer, Other Diseases
JUNE 22, 2016
The first commercial product to come out of the effort is likely to hit in 2017. Today, it’s more about action.
Biogen Buys Ionis Spine Disease Drug For $75M, Eyes FDA Filing
AUGUST 1, 2016
Spinal muscular atrophy affects over 25,000 people in the U.S. and stops many of them from ever being able to walk.
Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs
AUGUST 5, 2016
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
JULY 15, 2016
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.
New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
There have been a series of tie-ups, as security-tech companies try to boost their businesses and amplify their products via acquisitions.
Riding Moonshot, FDA Will Revamp Its Cancer Practice. To What End?
JUNE 30, 2016
But to what end? The goals of the FDA’s new Oncology Center of Excellence remain vague, as does its structure.
eBay Launches Local Shopping App In San Diego
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
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>>.
Bio Roundup: RIP Roger Tsien, Novartis CAR-T Wheel, Zika News & More
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
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.
How a War on Climate Change Could Restore Economic Growth in America
AUGUST 23, 2016
Secondarily, Gordon asks why the productivity gains that drove these advances tailed off after 1970. But what if we don’t have to choose?
MEI Pharma Partners with Helsinn on Drug with Potential $464M Payoff
AUGUST 8, 2016
months in previously untreated elderly patients who received the drug.
Biotech Roundup: Deals Gone Wrong, Ethical Red Flags & Bay Goodbyes
JUNE 3, 2016
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.
REGEN Energy Finds Funding, Sets Up San Diego Office
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
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.
What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
These statistics belie the common notion that cybercriminals attack only big businesses. Good Cybersecurity Program Matters. Understand the Risks.
Ginkgo Builds Out Robot Labs as Microbe Design Business Grows: Photos
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
The company’s microorganisms are engineered to secrete products such as rose-scented oil that goes into perfumes and sweeteners for beverages.
Recruitment Goal In Obama Precision Med Study: 1M in 3 or 4 Years
JULY 6, 2016
center led by the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego will work on ways for those individuals to participate.
Two Years After Paying $680M, BioMarin Shelves Duchenne Drug
MAY 31, 2016
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.
San Diego Startups Band Together For Job Fair
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
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
MAY 17, 2012
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
JUNE 8, 2011
Other cities with the new, live updates include Boston, Portland Oregon, San Francisco, Madrid, and Turin. READ MORE>>.
The Future of Human-Robot Interaction
JULY 29, 2016
Begole: The DARPA Grand Challenge in autonomous vehicles paved the way for the autonomous vehicle products that are coming out today.
The Power of Polymers
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Today, you can find it in products ranging from bicycle tires to mooring lines and body armor. During the U.S.
Audentes Prices $75M IPO As Gene Therapy Eyes First U.S. Approval
JULY 20, 2016
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
With Biogen at a Crossroads, CEO Scangos to Step Down
JULY 21, 2016
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.
Bio Roundup: Precision Med and Google, Heron, Lilly, Sarepta & More
AUGUST 12, 2016
The wait continues. Will next week be the week a decision finally comes? Next month? Later today? Until then everyone sits, waits, and speculates.
Modern Meadow Collects $40M for Real Leather With ‘No Cow Involved’
JUNE 28, 2016
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
JUNE 22, 2016
Radicle says it will focus on challenges to farmer productivity, sustainability, and quality in food and agriculture.
Biotech Roundup: Kadmon Debt, Hemo Data, Loose Lips & More
JUNE 17, 2016
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?
Biotech Roundup: Biogen Rumors, Theranos, Electro-Drugs & More
AUGUST 5, 2016
—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.
Why Resilient Teams Are More Important Than Big Ideas
AUGUST 23, 2016
When you find the right product market fit, that’s when you start hiring, so that you know the skills required. The Company You Keep.
Microsoft Venture Fund Aims to Harness Early Stage Innovation
MAY 31, 2016
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.
The Evolution of the App Stores
JUNE 23, 2016
In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths. There were also areas in which the focus of the two conferences diverged.
Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology
JULY 21, 2016
The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !