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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

Harvard’s Springer Gets $51.5M From Pharmas, Others, For Latest Startup

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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.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

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And the Sloan School responded, and now … Next Page » Reprints | Share: Boston Boston blog main Boston top stories National blog main National top stories San Diego blog main San Francisco blog main American Research and Development American Superconductor Amicon Bell Labs Bob Brown Cambridge DEC desh deshpande Digital Equipment Corp.

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

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—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

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[ Updated, 9:20 a.m. ET, see below ] Biogen has seen its highest highs under CEO George Scangos, but some lows too.

Modern Meadow Collects $40M for Real Leather With ‘No Cow Involved’

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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.

The Outbreaks Are Here, Where’s Our Response Plan?

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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.

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: Gilead Slump, Celgene Goes Trump, Hemo Data & More

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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

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The Gap Has Two Sides

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About two years ago, I was asked to join a Babson College panel discussing the gender gap in venture capital. accepted immediately.

Is Technology Crucial for Innovation?

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Technology is crucial for innovation—and innovation in technology is critical to innovation in just about every other arena.

Is the Future of Cybersecurity in M&A?

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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?

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Biotech Roundup: Moonshots, Pink Slips, Gilead, Brexit & More

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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.

Wireless Technology Firm Opens San Diego Research Center

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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>>.

Experian Expands In San Diego

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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>>.

Merck Invests $90M In San Diego Research Group

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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.

LabCorp Boosts Prenatal Testing Presence with $371M Sequenom Deal

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LabCorp will also assume net debt of San Diego-based Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM ), bringing the value of the cash deal to approximately $371 million.

Xconomy’s Top Innovation Stories of the Half Year

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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.

Crown Bioscience Expands In San Diego

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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>>.

The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

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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?

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The Real Cracks in the Foundation of Ransomware

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Unfortunately, in the world of cybersecurity, respites like these never seem to last very long. Cutting ransomware off at the knees. It’s that simple.

Sonrgy Licenses Technology From UC San Diego

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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

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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.

Evoke Pharma’s Stock Sinks on Stomach Drug’s Phase 3 Failure

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In 2012, then-Research Triangle Park, NC-based Tranzyme Pharma, which was acquired by Ocera Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OCRX ) in a reverse merger in 2013, stopped work on its experimental treatment for the condition after the company’s pill was outperformed by a placebo in a mid-stage clinical trial. in New York.

UC San Diego Spinout Gets $15M From Bill Gates

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A startup which is based on research conducted at the University of California, San Diego has scored $15M in a Series A funding. which was co-founded by Tom Driscoll, a former University of California at San Diego researcher. Echodyne Corp. The company is based in the Seattle, Washington area. READ MORE>>.

Mapp Biopharmaceutical Gets Up To $42.3M For Ebola Drug Research

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San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceuticals is slated to receive up to $42.3M in a bid to accelerate the company''s development of a treatment for Ebola, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday. That funding will go towards supporting the government repsonse to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The U.S. READ MORE>>.

Research Expo 2012

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- Research Expo 2012. The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering invites you to campus to see research underway and meet talented graduate students at our annual Research Expo. Recruit students, learn about the latest research breakthroughs, spark a collaboration.

Google Funds LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara Researchers

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Search engine giant Google announced Tuesday that the firm is funding a number of University research projects, including a group of researchers at UC San Diego, a researcher at UC Santa Barbara, and a researcher in Los Angeles. Tags: google search engine research development

Plex Pharmaceuticals Gets $670K For Parkinson's Research

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San Diego-based Plex Pharmaceuticals , a biotechnology company aiming at treating ALS, Parkinson's disease and cataracts, says it has raised $670,865, via the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). Fox Foundation. READ MORE>>. plex pharmaceuticals pharma biotech lifescience grant michaeljfox mjff

San Diego Supercomputer Center Dedication

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 -- San Diego Supercomputer Center, New Building Dedication. Email industrybreakfast@sdsc.edu.

Sofinnova Ventures Hires EIR In San Diego

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Venture capital firm Sofinnova Ventures has hired on an Executive-in-Residence based in San Diego, the firm said Thursday. Ekman is te former EVP and President of Global Research and Development at Elan Corporation. Sofinnova, which invests in early stage life sciences and IT firms, said it has appointed Lars Ekman, M.D.,

Dotmatics Opens Office In San Diego

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UK-based Dotmatics , a developer of informatics and business intelligence software, reported today that the firm has opened up new offices in San Diego. Dotmatics develops web-based and other software tools for browsing and visualizing biological databases, scientific data, sharing research information, and more.