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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.

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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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

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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>>.

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.

Bio Roundup: Mylan’s Shock, Hillary’s 3%, Duchenne Lessons & More

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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

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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>>.

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.

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.

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.

Look Beyond Football to Fight Concussions

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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

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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

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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.

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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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.

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>>.

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.

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.

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.