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.
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.
San Diego Sees Strong Cybersecurity Growth As Firms Seek Talent
JUNE 23, 2016
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.
Xconomy Q&A: Vuforia, Pokémon Go, and Augmented Reality
AUGUST 8, 2016
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
AUGUST 4, 2016
As the global market for mobile phones has matured, Qualcomm has been seeking new opportunities in the wireless technology business. and other nations.
Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs
AUGUST 5, 2016
What is the ideal age to start a company? It’s a question that often circulates in the business press and on tech blogs. Wrong.
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.
Synthorx Raises $10M to Expand Use of Synthetic DNA in Biologics
JULY 19, 2016
The San Diego firms have invested $6 million since 2014, when Synthorx was founded , CEO Court Turner said yesterday.
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.
Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA
AUGUST 26, 2016
Cure SMA backed early research that helped scientists understand the underlying cause of SMA. Jessica sighs. Neither has ever walked.
The Future of Human-Robot Interaction
JULY 29, 2016
What are some examples of government-funded research in AI and robotics that is happening today that will set the stage for tomorrow’s products?
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.
Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation
JUNE 22, 2016
But Radicle’s plans more closely resemble the Research Triangle Park-based AgTech Accelerator, which shares an industry partner in Bayer.
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.
3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation
JULY 5, 2016
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 Several world-class research institutions are located in the state, including Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. 30, 2015.
Biotech Roundup: Scangos’s Exit, Zafgen’s Shakeup, Jounce, Relypsa & More
JULY 22, 2016
And on the West coast, Palo Alto, CA-based Bioz started up with $3 million in seed cash from 5AM Ventures to help develop software meant to help speed up life sciences research. —Bruce Bigelow profiled Dauntless Pharmaceuticals , a stealthy biotech company creator in San Diego forming single-drug startups.
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.
Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture
MAY 30, 2016
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Harvard’s Springer Gets $51.5M From Pharmas, Others, For Latest Startup
JUNE 30, 2016
Springer isn’t disclosing Morphic’s discoveries, and the company has yet to publish research in peer-reviewed journals about its work. Inside our bodies, our cells move around, communicate, form new tissue, and heal wounds with the help of proteins called integrins. They help cells travel from one location to another to form tissues.
Biotech Roundup: CRISPR’s 1st Trial, IPO Insiders, Zika & More
JUNE 24, 2016
—University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers are planning a cancer trial that could be the first ever to use the gene editing system CRISPR-Cas9 to create a human therapy. Rape is a co-founder of San Francisco biotech Nurix. capped off a historic comeback to bring the city its first sports title in over 50 years.
With Biogen at a Crossroads, CEO Scangos to Step Down
JULY 21, 2016
[ Updated, 9:20 a.m. ET, see below ] Biogen has seen its highest highs under CEO George Scangos, but some lows too.
Biotech Roundup: Gilead Slump, Celgene Goes Trump, Hemo Data & More
JULY 29, 2016
His tenure was marked by a steadfast emphasis of home-grown research over deal making. But our minds jumped to politics. government and the U.K.’s
Modern Meadow Collects $40M for Real Leather With ‘No Cow Involved’
JUNE 28, 2016
Forgacs and his father, Gabor Forgacs, a University of Missouri professor of biological physics, are also co-founders of San Diego-based Organovo (NYSE: ONVO ), which uses 3D printing technology to create functional, 3D human tissues for use in medical research and therapeutic applications. There’s no cow involved.”. million.
Wireless Technology Firm Opens San Diego Research Center
MAY 17, 2011
Pennsylvania-based InterDigital , a developer of wireless technology products, said Monday that it is opening up a new office in San Diego. According to the firm, the new West Coast Research and Development Center will help the firm tap into the region's ecosystem of innovation. READ MORE>>.
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.
Bio Roundup: Mylan’s Shock, Hillary’s 3%, Duchenne Lessons & More
AUGUST 26, 2016
—San Carlos, CA-based BioCardia will also go public via a reverse merger , four months after dropping plans for an IPO. Morgan party.
Experian Expands In San Diego
APRIL 13, 2016
Experian said Tuesday afternoon that it is expanding in San Diego, and has opened up a new data and innovation lab in the city to help focused on advanced data analysis processes, research and development. Experian initially set up its Experian DataLabs offices in San Diego five years ago. READ MORE>>.
The Gap Has Two Sides
JULY 11, 2016
About two years ago, I was asked to join a Babson College panel discussing the gender gap in venture capital. accepted immediately.
The Outbreaks Are Here, Where’s Our Response Plan?
JULY 25, 2016
We must continue research. When people question the importance of funding little-known diseases or ones that are not perceived as a threat to the developed world, they need look no further than Zika, Dengue Fever, and Ebola to understand why this type of research is incredibly vital to the well being of humankind.
Is Technology Crucial for Innovation?
MAY 31, 2016
Technology is crucial for innovation—and innovation in technology is critical to innovation in just about every other arena.
Look Beyond Football to Fight Concussions
AUGUST 2, 2016
More and more research is coming out demonstrating a risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among patients with a history of concussions.
With $6M Investment, Histogen Aims to Grow Hair Business in China
AUGUST 17, 2016
The $6 million anchors Histogen’s plans to raise as much as $18 million in a Series D financing round, according to Histogen spokeswoman Eileen Brandt.
Biotech Roundup: Moonshots, Pink Slips, Gilead, Brexit & More
JULY 1, 2016
At the gathering, Biden took verbal shots at scofflaw cancer researchers and at drug prices, while the FDA said it would take a shot at restructuring the way it evaluates oncology products. —Buzzfeed ran a lengthy report Wednesday on the sexual harassment charges against University of Washington vaccine researcher Michael Katze.
Is the Future of Cybersecurity in M&A?
JULY 19, 2016
For 2015, there were 133 information security M&A deals, according to 451 Research’s Tech M&A Outlook 2016. Last month Symantec announced its plans to buy Blue Coat for $4.7 billion. Has the consolidation—and creation of this enterprise security giant—put immense pressure on other industry players? Why is this happening?
Merck Invests $90M In San Diego Research Group
MARCH 15, 2012
Biopharmaceuticals giant Merck said today that it is investing $90M in setting up a new, San Diego research organization, called Calibr. According to Merck, the new, independent not-for-profit will aim to accelerate translation of basic biomedical research into new medicines to treat disease, and will be led by Peter G.
Crown Bioscience Expands In San Diego
JULY 21, 2016
Crown Bioscience , a provider of drug discovery and development services, said this morning that it has expanded in San Diego, creating a new "Center of Excellence for Oncology" in the city. The company said the expansion comes due to increased demand for oncology research studies. READ MORE>>.
Xconomy’s Top Innovation Stories of the Half Year
JULY 1, 2016
Frank Vinluan reports from North Carolina on a new effort to boost agtech startups and university research. 8. San Antonio Entrepreneur Center Opens Using Dallas Nonprofit as Model. David Holley reports on an effort to boost San Antonio’s startup scene, with ideas from another part of the Lone Star State.
LabCorp Boosts Prenatal Testing Presence with $371M Sequenom Deal
JULY 27, 2016
LabCorp will also assume net debt of San Diego-based Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM ), bringing the value of the cash deal to approximately $371 million.
Sonrgy Licenses Technology From UC San Diego
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
San Diego-based biotechnology startup Sonrgy said Wednesday that it has license core, ultrasound-sensitive drug delivery nanotechnology for the company from UC San Diego. Sonrgy said the technology is based on research from the lab of Professor Sadik Esener at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
Two Biotech Labs Set Up Shop In San Diego
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
In a demonstration of the amount of activity in San Diego's biotech industry, two, separate companies announced new biotech laboratories opened up in San Diego Wednesday. Craig Venter Institute said they are opening up new R&D facilities in San Diego Wednesday. Both Isis Pharmaceuticals and the J. The J.