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UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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He was 64, and had been a professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years. Various Fluorescing Proteins.

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.

Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute

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UC San Diego has named Todd Hylton, a veteran tech industry manager and expert in neural-based processing technology, as executive director of its new Contextual Robotics Institute. Hylton’s appointment comes less than two months after UC San Diego named Henrik Christensen as director of the robotics institute. SAIC).

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Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

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natriegens has the fastest growth rate of any known organism, reproducing at a rate that doubles in less than 10 minutes. coli as a host organism.

Avalon Leads $18M in Early Funding for Cancer Immunotherapy Startup

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Fortis also has recruited a prominent prostate cancer researcher, Eric Small of UCSF, to the company’s scientific advisory board. Bregua Corp.,

Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights

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In today’s announcement, Qualcomm Technologies and AT&T say they intend to operate drones on commercial 4G LTE networks.

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Sluggish Year for IPOs, But Signs Abound of Post-Election Surge

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The institutional research firm is predicting a surge of IPOs in the weeks and months to come.

Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology

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As the global market for mobile phones has matured, Qualcomm has been seeking new opportunities in the wireless technology business. and other nations.

Precision Medicine In Trump Era? California Presses Own Modest Program

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BlackThorn Emerges With $40M, New Weapons Against Neuro Disorders

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Today they’re finally shedding a little light on what they’ve been up to. Today, BlackThorn is making its first formal announcement. It’s similar here.

All In One Place: A New Immuno-Oncology Trial Resource

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The infections were turbo-charging the immune system. But those data are impossible to find all in one place. As reporters, we find that frustrating.

Ex-Celgene Dealmaker Tom Daniel Charts a New Course Advising Biotechs

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No longer. For now, he’s working with venture capitalist colleagues on some new companies that have yet to be officially launched.

Cybersecurity Startup MedCrypt Gets $750K to Defend Health Devices

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Safeguard Scientifics also is an investor in Sotera Wireless, the San Diego-based maker of wireless devices for remote patient monitoring.).

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.

Water Metering Startup Wins Vote for “Best Demo” at EvoNexus Event

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A San Diego civil engineer who has developed an alternative technology for automating the measurement of water flow gave the best presentation at EvoNexus Fall Demo Day, an event that drew nearly 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters late Thursday to Qualcomm’s corporate headquarters. million and take five years, Sekeroglu said.

At Big Hemophilia Meeting, More Data, and Promise, For Gene Therapy

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Still, it’s important to keep these data in perspective. Immune reactions to gene therapy can also stifle its effects.

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

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Evercore ISI analyst John Scotti wrote in a research note this morning that an estimated 2,500 patients in the U.S., points.

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With New Program, DARPA To Encourage Safety “Brakes” For Gene Editing

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—a famed military R&D group—wants to finance safety measures for the new gene-editing age. “We should couple innovation with biosecurity,” DARPA program manager Renee Wegrzyn, said Tuesday at the SynBioBeta conference in South San Francisco. The U.S.

The Five Major Tech Trends of 2016

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To augment and overcome physical distance, we are starting to use drones, virtual reality, and driverless cars. percent of digital buyers in the U.S.

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.

Biogen Buys Ionis Spine Disease Drug For $75M, Eyes FDA Filing

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Cure SMA helped fund the drug program in 2003 when it started out as research at the University of Massachusetts, before it was licensed to Ionis.

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Organovo to Test “Patches” for Patients Awaiting Liver Transplants

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The idea is to help improve the function of failing livers, a stopgap measure that could extend the lives of patients on the U.S.

Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA

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Cure SMA backed early research that helped scientists understand the underlying cause of SMA. Jessica sighs. Neither has ever walked.

FDA: Keytruda Now OK For Some Patients With Untreated Lung Cancer

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Roughly a quarter of all advanced NSCLC patients have cancer with high PD-L1 levels, according to earlier studies from Merck. months, compared to 6.0

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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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.

Brushing Aside Critics, House Votes in Landslide for Cures Act

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By a 392 to 26 vote, the U.S. The bill now moves to the Senate, where the Republican leadership has promised a swift vote.

In Trump-GOP Tsunami, Blue-State Healthcare Ideas Swamped

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The 2016 U.S. election is over. The country has been rocked by the presidential race, with Donald Trump taking the White House. It didn’t matter.

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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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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.

Bio Roundup: Jenkins Gets Mad, Bernie Gets His Pen, CRISPR IPO & J-Lo

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—Xconomy reported Monday that Tom Daniel, Celgene’s (NASDAQ: CELG ) former president of research and early development, left the Summit, NJ, company over the summer to start Catalysis Advisors in San Diego. The hikes were first reported earlier this month by Adam Feuerstein of The Street. You think that’s funny?

As U.S. Looks to Launch Precision Health Study, Google’s Role Emerges

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Google’s parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG ) and its wholly owned biotech R&D group, Verily Life Sciences, are helping build a secure center where health records, genomic data, and other personal information from hundreds of thousands of people can be collected, analyzed, and shared with health researchers. The U.S.

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Bio Roundup: Mylan Grilled, Duchenne Kids Thrilled, Zuck-Chan & More

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Elsewhere in Washington, the NIH chief warned about Congress’s inability to agree on Zika funding, and Vice President Joe Biden talked with Stat about cancer research. —Bill Gates, who has turned his own tech wealth into the world’s richest charitable foundation, was in San Francisco to cheer on Zuckerberg and Chan.

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. He helped turn a jellyfish protein into an invaluable lab tool that every researcher knows as “GFP”—green fluorescent protein, which is used to illuminate the inner workings of cells. He was a professor at UC San Diego.

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.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation

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But Radicle’s plans more closely resemble the Research Triangle Park-based AgTech Accelerator, which shares an industry partner in Bayer.

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.

Biotech Roundup: Scangos’s Exit, Zafgen’s Shakeup, Jounce, Relypsa & More

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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.

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 Several world-class research institutions are located in the state, including Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. 30, 2015.

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

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Schwartz also wants to see more federal funding for research and development of cybersecurity automation technologies. From a hack of Democratic National Committee e-mails to fears that cyber attackers will attempt to interfere with tomorrow’s election, cybersecurity emerged as a crucial theme in this grueling presidential campaign.