UC San Diego Health Develops COVID-19 Test, Begins Testing Patients

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The UC San Diego Health System has developed a diagnostic test that can determine whether a patient has contracted the novel coronavirus in about eight hours.

How San Diego Biotech Leaders Are Adapting to Coronavirus Concerns

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Local biotech executives and investors shared snapshots of life sciences in the time of coronavirus Wednesday afternoon at Xconomy’s Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego event.

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San Diego Biotech Entrepreneurs, Innovation Lead to “Maturing” Ecosystem

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San Diego has long been considered a second-tier primary biopharma hub in terms of number of companies and venture capital raised, falling behind the twin behemoths of Boston-Cambridge and the San Francisco Bay Area on those and other metrics.

The Winners of the 2019 Xconomy Awards San Diego Are…

Xconomy

The nominees and finalists for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego were an impressive bunch, making it tough for our judges and the editors to pick the winners. 2019 WINNERS Big Idea Gene Yeo, University of California, San Diego.

The 2019 Xconomy Awards San Diego Finalists Are…

Xconomy

After an extensive review of the many nominees for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego, Xconomy editors across the country and a panel of local experts together narrowed the list to 42 finalists (listed below) across eight categories. It was no easy task.

Meet the Xconomy Awards San Diego Digital Trailblazer Finalists

Xconomy

San Diego’s prowess in computer science, medical devices, and life sciences makes it a natural hub of innovative digital health companies. This is part of a series of articles about the finalists for the Xconomy Awards San Diego.

Event Announcement: Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego

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Explore San Diego’s Precision Medicine and Genomics Sector in Xconomy’s New Podcast and Special Report

Xconomy

Learn what’s fueling San Diego’s biotech investment and partnership opportunities by downloading Xconomy’s new special report and podcast that package the highlights from the recent Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego: Biomedical Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine & Genomics event.

Podcast: How San Diego is Building a Biotech Ecosystem – Genomics & Precision Medicine Experts Weigh in

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Our new podcast packages the highlights from the recent Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego: Biomedical Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine & Genomics forum. How has the investment paradigm shift in funding strategies impacted San Diego?

Agenda and Speakers Announced for Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego

Xconomy

The initial agenda and speaker lineup is now available for San Diego’s Xcelerating Life Sciences event on March 18 at Takeda Research in California.

San Diego Tech Roundup: Ezoic, Trust & Will, Oska Wellness & More

Xconomy

Summer can be a slow time in San Diego, but its startups have stayed busy. Based in Carlsbad, in northern San Diego County, Ezoic launched its platform in 2011. National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories coding bootcamp Cody Barbo Entrepreneur magazine Ezoic National University Oska Wellness Sageview Capital SanDiegoVC Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute startups T.

Xconomy Awards San Diego Diversity Finalists Are Scaling Up Empowerment

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Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego Will Be Delivered Digitally

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We take this role seriously, and over the last week we have been engaged with many of you on how to deliver the value that Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego provides at a time when travel restrictions from Covid-19 are affecting many members of the community.

33 Tech Startups Make San Diego Venture Group “Cool Companies” List

Xconomy

In the eyes of the San Diego Venture Group, the key element is readiness for venture capital backing. What does it take for a tech startup to be considered “cool?”

LunaDNA, Vivid & More: The Xconomy Awards San Diego Startup Finalists

Xconomy

The finalists in the Startup category of San Diego’s Xconomy Awards (and other categories) show how much data security and privacy have become not just top public concerns but also the priorities of a growing number of companies. This is part of a series of articles profiling the Xconomy Awards San Diego finalists.

San Diego Tech Roundup: Startup Week, Planck, TuSimple & More

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On the eve of the start of the seventh annual San Diego Startup Week, let’s learn more about the event—which is expected to draw thousands to its talks and gatherings—and take a look at some other recent tech news. Startup Week is produced by Startup San Diego, a nonprofit organization started.

Nominations for Xconomy Awards San Diego Close Soon

Xconomy

San Diego is chock-full of companies and people doing innovative work in life science and digital health. As you’re reading this, odds are that someone or some company in San Diego just popped into your mind as an obvious contender, and perhaps even a shoe-in for the.

Nominations Open for San Diego’s Inaugural Xconomy Awards

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San Diego is one of the top U.S. To celebrate this innovation in San Diego— in the life sciences, as well as at the intersection of its science and technology ecosystems—we are launching the first ever Xconomy Awards San. Hundreds of companies.

Xconomy Mourns the Loss of San Diego Editor Bruce Bigelow

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It is with profound sadness that we at Xconomy say goodbye to our longtime friend and editor of Xconomy San Diego, Bruce Bigelow. An outstanding journalist, colleague, and friend, and a fixture of the San Diego innovation scene, Bruce passed away today at age 63 after a brief illness.

San Diego Roundup: Qualcomm, Philter, Stella Labs, VC Funding & More

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Let’s catch up with the latest tech news in San Diego. —San Diego’s AON Devices was among 10 startups selected to compete at a recent pitch competition hosted by the corporate venture capital arm of Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ). Comic-Con International may be holding everyone’s attention this week, but the tech community has stayed busy amid all the action (and increased traffic).

Meet the X of the Year Finalists for the Xconomy Awards San Diego

Xconomy

The Xconomy Awards categories weren’t enough to capture the full diversity of the San Diego life science community. This is part of a series of articles profiling the finalists of the Xconomy Awards San Diego.

Economic Study Ranks San Diego Near Top in Genomics Innovation

Xconomy

An economic impact study of San Diego’s emerging genomics industry counted 115 genomics-related companies operating in the region that directly employ over 10,000 people, and drive about $5.6

San Diego Tech Roundup: Bitmo, Dvele, Cybersecurity Report & More

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Uber Rejiggers App to Highlight Its Bikes, Scooters in San Diego

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San Diego is one of two metropolitan areas in which ride-hailing giant Uber has reformatted its mobile app to make it simpler for users to rent an electric bicycle or scooter.

Connect, San Diego Venture Group Announce Plan to Merge Operations

Xconomy

Connect, which runs the San Diego region’s longest-standing accelerator program for early-stage startups, is combining its operations with that of the San Diego Venture Group to form an organization that will be better equipped to support young ventures, the two companies said this week.

Ivor Royston Named Xconomy’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in San Diego

Xconomy

We at Xconomy are excited to announce that we are honoring Ivor Royston , co-founder of Hybritech and Idec Pharmaceuticals, with our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award—the first ever awarded in San Diego. His foundational role in starting Hybritech, San Diego’s first biotech, puts him at the start of the creation of what is today one of the most vibrant life sciences ecosystems.

Teradata Moves to San Diego in Global Rebranding Effort

Xconomy

Andrian Pawluk was living in San Diego when Teradata hired him this year and tasked him with transforming 65,000 square feet of offices into an alluring workspace for techies, but he had never previously heard of the data warehouse and business analytics company.

Cloudbeds, a Hospitality Software Firm, Debuts New San Diego Office

Xconomy

Software startup Cloudbeds recently relocated its 20-odd local employees from a small space in downtown San Diego to an office nearly three times the size in the same neighborhood.

San Diego Startup Raises $2.3M to Advance Enzymatic DNA Synthesis

Xconomy

Molecular Assemblies , a San Diego startup developing a new enzymatic method for synthesizing DNA, said today it has raised $2.3 million in a seed financing round.

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: ResMed, Alexandria GradLabs & More

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Spring has sprung, and it’s shaping up to be another busy season for San Diego’s life sciences community. National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Acadia Pharmaceuticals Accelerator Alexandria Real Estate Equities Biotech Genentech Life Sciences Nex Cubed private company public company ResMed Roche startups Tech

San Diego Tallies 7 IPOs in Best Year For Market Debuts Since 2014

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It’s next week or never (until 2019, that is) for two San Diego companies that have filed documents with securities regulators indicating plans to go public. Will “CBUS” and “SI” join “THOR” and “RMED”?

15 San Diego Companies Chosen for Defense Innovation Program

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Technology developed in San Diego for defense purposes has helped to seed the region’s private sector with employees who have skills in fields like cybersecurity, engineering, and biotechnology, as well as spur commercial innovation, according to a report published in October by the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC).

Xconomy Awards San Diego CEO Finalists Show How To Build Value

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Each of the finalists in the CEO category for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego program have shown this kind of mettle. Read more » Reprints | Share: National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Biotech Life Sciences xconomyawardssandiegoTo succeed as a CEO means having the fortitude to make the tough decisions that all companies face.

10 San Diego Startups to Compete at Region’s Top Pitch Competition

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Ten tech startups will vie to impress a panel of six judges and hundreds of attendees at San Diego’s biggest pitch contest later this month. Launched in 2006 by San Diego’s Tech Coast Angels, the annual John G.

Athena Survey Probes Gender Issues in San Diego Innovation Ecosystem

Xconomy

A San Diego survey on professional women working in tech and life sciences offers some insights on the recurring debate over gender diversity in venture-backed startups and big companies, as well as a related incident that boiled over this week at Google.

Study Stakes San Diego’s Claim in Genomics: $292M in 2016 VC Deals

Xconomy

Preliminary findings from an economic impact study show that genomics is emerging as a distinct innovation cluster in San Diego. The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

ServiceNow Buys San Diego Specialist in Customer Experience, Design

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ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW ), the Santa Clara, CA-based giant that provides cloud-based IT services, is boosting its emphasis on human-centered design with its acquisition of Telepathy , a San Diego specialist in customer experience and design. ServiceNow chose us because of the design culture and process we have created over the last 17 years,” Telepathy co-founder and CEO Chuck Longanecker wrote Monday in a blog post announcing the deal.

Why Comma.ai, Maker of Self-Driving Tech, is Moving to San Diego

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San Diego’s startup community has rejoiced in recent months as massive companies that employ thousands of engineers—including Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), and the tech arm of Walmart (NYSE: WMT )—have announced expansions in the region. Read more » Reprints | Share: National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories San Francisco blog main Ashlee Vance Ashok Kamal Autonomous Navigation Bloomberg Comma Comma.ai

$100M Round Turns San Diego’s Seismic into Region’s Newest Unicorn

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The venture investment, which the San Diego startup announced Tuesday, is one of only a few so-called mega-rounds—$100 million or more—recorded this year in the region. (In Seismic, an enterprise software company with ambitious growth plans, has raised $100 million in a Series E financing and added Microsoft chairman John W. Thompson to its board of directors.

Bose Develops Prototype “Sleepbuds” After Buying San Diego Startup

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Bose , the privately held maker of headphones, loudspeakers, and other electronics for audiophiles, has acquired Hush, a San Diego startup founded by three undergraduate engineering students to develop “smart” noise-masking earbuds designed to help users sleep.

ViaCyte, Fate & More: Xconomy Awards San Diego Big Idea Finalists

Xconomy

The finalists in the Big Idea category of the Xconomy Awards San Diego are pursuing ambitious goals in pursuit of better ways of improving health. This is the last in a series of articles about the finalists for the Xconomy Awards San Diego. Their approaches range, from a new way to deliver insulin to patients with Type 1 diabetes to an innovative method to detect brain trauma that could reduce the need for medical imaging. Here are brief profiles of the finalists.

Viracta, Neurelis & More: The Latest in San Diego Biotech

Xconomy

Even as all eyes were on the American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference in downtown San Diego this week, other biotech companies were staying busy. Let’s get caught up with the latest life sciences news in San Diego. The San Diego biotech is developing therapies for cancers related to the Epstein-Barr virus.

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: MEI Pharma, Turning Point, & More

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It was a relatively quiet week in the San Diego life sciences community, but local companies and organizations continue working away. National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Biocom Biotech Catalyst Awards CureMatch Human Longevity Katie Breitenbach Life Sciences MEI Pharma NYU OncoSec Medical Phastar Progenity San Diego Venture Group Servier Turning Point Viktor Novy