The Winners of the 2019 Xconomy Awards San Diego Are…

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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.

Celebrating San Diego Life Sciences: Xconomy Awards Gala Slideshow

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View the Slideshow We at Xconomy were thrilled to see such a great turnout at our first-ever awards gala in San Diego. About 250 people from the local life sciences community filled a ballroom at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (see photos above).

The 2019 Xconomy Awards San Diego Finalists Are…

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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

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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.

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).

Xconomy Awards San Diego Diversity Finalists Are Scaling Up Empowerment

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

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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.

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.

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

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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?”

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

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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.

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.

Nominations for Xconomy Awards San Diego Close Soon

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

Connect, San Diego Venture Group Announce Plan to Merge Operations

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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”?

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

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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.

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

Takeda Unites San Diego Operations At New ‘Biotech-Style’ R&D Center

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That company was Syrrx, a private San Diego-based biotech that used X-ray crystallography to help determine the structures of disease-related molecules so drugs could be designed to target them. Now, 14 years and multiple other acquisitions of North America-based companies later, the company has moved its San Diego employees—many of them staff gained through those various deals—into a new, custom-built R&D center.

$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.

Economic Study Ranks San Diego Near Top in Genomics Innovation

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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

Teradata Moves to San Diego in Global Rebranding Effort

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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.

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).

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: MedCrypt, LunaDNA, Dynacure & More

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Let’s catch up with the latest life sciences news in San Diego. — Cybersecurity company MedCrypt, which makes software to protect medical devices, raised a $5.3 million Series A funding round. The company says it will use the new funds to hire new salespeople and engineers and further develop its technology, which medical devices vendors use to secure data traveling between or stored on devices. It also offers real-time monitoring and alerts about potential security threats.

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

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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.

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.

Charles River Labs Says It Will Close San Diego Research Facility

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Contract research organization Charles River Labs is shutting down its San Diego-area operations, moving the work done there to one of its two Northern California sites.

Xconomy Awards San Diego Nominations Deadline Extended to Feb. 7

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It’s not too late to submit your nominations for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego. This is your chance to tell our judges about the people, companies, and organizations that make the life science, healthtech, and medical device communities in San Diego so innovative. National National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Awards Awards San Diego Biotech Healthtech Life Sciences people startups VC Venture Capital xconomyawardssandiego

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

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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.

Athena Survey Probes Gender Issues in San Diego Innovation Ecosystem

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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.