On CAR-T’s Edge, Seattle Researchers Plot to Bypass Novartis Therapy


It’s not a stretch to say that Greta Oberhofer is alive thanks to the genetically modified cell therapy called CAR-T. At three and a half months old, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, an aggressive blood cancer. At 10 months old, she had a bone marrow transplant, which required chemotherapy. She had a bad reaction: Her kidney and liver shut down, and fluid built up in her heart and lungs. She was on a breathing machine.

USC Researchers Develop Liquid Solar Cell Technology


Researchers at the University of Southern California report that they have developed new technology to create liquid, solar cells, which can be printed onto surfaces. The new technology--based on solar nanocrystals--were developed by chemistry researchers led by Richard L.

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Tan Capital Partners Acquires Assets of Market Research Firm Osurv

L.A. Business Journal

Tan Capital Partners has acquired the intellectual property of market research firm Osurv for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced on Friday

FundaGeek Looks To Help Researchers Find Crowdfunding


Are you a scientific researcher, looking to help fund one of your research projects using crowdfunding? FundaGeek , the crowdsourcing site led by Dan Gutierrez, has launched a new portal site it says is specifically aimed at helping those researchers use the crowdfunding craze to address their research areas. The firm said the new site includes tips and other resources for helping researchers get the most out of crowdfunding.

JumpStartFund Takes On Crowdfunding, Advice For Research Startups


JumpStartFund , which is based in El Segundo, opened up its service this morning to help use the wisdom of the crowd to move ideas, patents, and research from individuals, federal research labs, universities, and research organizations to the market. The startup--headed by Dirk Ahlborn--has created a system which lets the crowd provide feedback, ideas, and even crowdfunding to take ideas and research to market.

SpaceX Engineer, Caltech Researcher Join Astronaut Ranks


In an unusual addition to the list of recruits to NASA's astronaut program, NASA said this week that a SpaceX engineer, and a Caltech researcher, are both among the list of twelve new candidates at a chance for future space exploration with the agency.

Snapchat Sets Up Secret Research Lab In Utah


snapchat snap research jobs employment utah siliconslopes silicon slopesVenice, California-based Snap, Inc. , the parent firm of Snapchat , has reportedly set up a new, secret location in Lehi, Utah, according to a report this week. The report says that the new lab is being headed up by former Scan.me co-founder Kirk Ouimet, who founded Scan.me out of Brigham Young University, and sold that to Snap for the basis of its Scancodes product.

Boosting the US Economy | Invest in Research & Development for Tax Credit

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Drawing from the UK Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) experience, US Senator Chris Coons will talk about the version of the Research & Development tax credit bill he sponsored on August 8 in New York City.

uSamp Updates Market Research Service


uSamp's services are used by companies to conduct market research and surveys. usamp sampling market research self serviceEncino-based uSamp , the provider of online, web-based sampling and polling services, said today that it has enhanced its self service SampleMarket service.

With Gene Therapy for Diabetes, San Antonio Researcher Eyes Funding


One of them is a San Antonio researcher hoping to use gene therapy—a potentially one-time, long lasting treatment—to do the trick. San Antonio — Most diabetes treatments work by giving the body the insulin it needs to break down sugar.

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. 230+ graduate student posters highlight engineering research / Ten-minute faculty talks from all six engineering departments / Meet faculty, students and technologists at the networking reception.

President Obama Highlights Caltech Energy Research


In last night's State of the Union Address , President Obama plugged an effort at Pasadena's California Institute of Technology to develop a way to convert solar energy, carbon dioxide, and water into fuel.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 24: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Plans French Research Center

L.A. Business Journal

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans French research center, Warner Bros. Interactive to develop Disney’s “Cars 3” game, and Faraday Future hit with another lawsuit for unpaid bills

REC Solar Gets Research Funding


headquarters in San Luis Obispo, said today that it has been selected to received $8.53M in grants from the Clean Energy Research Program (CERP), from the country of Singapore. recsolar research singapore funding cleantech solar energyREC Solar , the developer of solar modules and provider of solar installation services which has its U.S.

uSamp, Kiplinger Tie On Market Research Panel


uSamp said the Kiplinger organization has chosen the firm to power a custom, online market research panel under the Kiplinger brand. Power and Associates, Buzzback Market Research, and others. usamp kiplinger market research survey panel sample finance publishing

FindTheCompany Launches Online Business Research Tool


FindTheCompany , a new business research site started by DoubleClick co-founder Kevin O''Connor, launched out of beta today, saying that it has created an online resource to let users check on the reputation of a business before buying products and services, and to learn more about companies such as balance sheets, income statements, and more. The new service is a sister site to Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest , the online product research site also started by O''Connor.

Convertro Taps UCLA Anderson Professor For Research Effort


Santa Monica-based online advertising attribution technology provider Convertro --which is led by serial entrepreneur Jeff Zwelling--said today that it has added UCLA Anderson School professor Sanjog Misra as the chair of a new research committee for the company. Convertro said Dr. Misra is an expert in the marketing science field, for his research using structural econometric methods to study consumer and company decisions.

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


Department of Health and Human Services said that the grant comes via the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). 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.

Arrowhead Research Names COO


Pasadena-based Arrowhead Research , which develops biotherapeutics and other technology, announced today that it has named Bruce Given, M.D., Sandoz Research Institute, and Schering-Plough Corporation. arrowhead research executive biopharma pharmaceutical lifescienceas its Chief Operating Officer. Given was previously CEO of Leonardo Biosystems, and also has been on the board of Calando Pharmaceuticals, one of Arrowhead's subsidiaries, as well as ICON plc.

Scientist.com Raises $24M for “Pharma Markets” that Outsource R&D


San Diego’s Scientist.com set out in 2006 to disrupt part of the pharmaceutical business by providing an Amazon-like approach to the business of hiring contract research organizations (CROs).

Accessing Government Grant Funding for Research

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Friday, June 8, 2012 -- SoCalBio Workshop on Accessing Government Grant Funding for Research. This full-day workshop is designed for executives and researchers at biotech, device , IVD and other bioscience companies interested in tapping government grant funding to suppport RandD activities.Such grants offer non-dilutive funding, confer validation from peers, and provide invaluable feedback from experts.

Acacia Research Names Two VPs


Newport Beach-based Acacia Research , the technology patent licensing firm, said today that it has named two VPs. Acacia Research acquires patents, aggressively pursuing technology firms for IP licensing and patent infringement. acacia research patent licensing legal executiveThe firm said it has named Eric Lucas as Senior Vice President, and John Schneider as Vice President at the company.

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Kite Pharma Names UCLA Researcher As New Board Member


founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), to its board of directors. Santa Monica-based cancer treatment developer Kite Pharma announced on Thursday that it has named Owen N. Witte, M.D., Witte is already on the company's Scientific Advisory Board, where he had been chairman for the past eight years.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Names Research VP


Aliso Viejo-based Avanir Pharmaceuticals said today that it has named Dr. Joao Siffert as its Senior Vice President Research and Development. The company said Siffert will be responsible for leading all of the company's research and development activities. avanir pharmaceuticals lifescience research executiveSiffert was previously VP and Chief Medical Officer at Ceregene, and has also served at Avera Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, and Beth Israel Medical Center.

Synthorx Names Research VP


as its Senior Vice President of Research. Milla was most recently at Adaptive Biotechnologies, and also has served at GlaxoSmithKline, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Roche Palo Alto, and Janssen Research & Development. synthorx protein therapeutics biotech synthetic biology lifescience executive marcos milla research

CrowdStrike Rolls Out Cybersecurity Search Engine


The company specifically said it has launched a new, malware search component within the tool, CrowdStrike Falcon MalQuery, which it says gives its customers access to more than 560TB of malware for use in malware research. crowdstrike cybersecurity search engine malware research software security

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Why Open Offices May Be Bad for Your Tech Startup [ Infographic ]


In a 2005 study , researchers examined the effects of things like flexible use of workspace on job productivity and team cohesion. Another research said you are twice more likely to get sick working in an open office.

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Arrowhead Research Boosts Investment In Ablaris


Pasadena-based Arrowhead Research said Wednesday that it has boosted its stake in Ablaris Therapeutics , a firm developing treatments for obesity. According to Arrowhead Research, it invested $1.3M capital venture lifescience obesity therapeutics ablaris research arrowhead

U.S. Army To Recruit Dozens Of Researchers At New Campus In Playa Vista


Army said Tuesday that it plans to recruit up to 70 researchers to a new campus in the growing center for technology, at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). Army Research Laboratory , the lab will be the first west of the Mississippi, and will focus on discovery, innovation, and transition of science and technology. army military government jobs playa vista silicon beach research researcher


Silicon Beach Report March 17: Kite Pharma Names UCLA Researcher to Board.

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Kite Pharma names UCLA researcher to board of directors, Embark Ventures looks to raise $50 million venture capital fund

UCLA Gets $1M From Raytheon For Research Center


college university public engineering network research ucla raytheonRaytheon said Monday afternoon that it has committed to $1M in funding during the next three years, to establish a new center at UCLA focused on public safety network systems. According to Raytheon, it is in a letter of intent with the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, to establish a new UCLA Center for Public Safety Network Systems.


WiSpry Opens Research Office In Denmark


Irvine-based WiSpry , which develops tunable, radio frequency (RF) semiconductors, announced today that it has opened up a new research and development office in Aalborg, Denmark. The new office is the firm's first internationally. WiSpry said that the new office is near Aaalborg University, the home of Professor Gert Frolund, who the firm says is working closely with the company on RF and antenna technology.

Arrowhead Research Names Chief Business Officer


Pasadena-based Arrowhead Research has named a new Chief Business Officer, the company announced this morning. arrowhead research executive chief business officerArrowhead said it hs named Brendan P. Rae, Ph.D., to the position, to lead the firm's licensing and business development efforts. Rae joins from Vivaldi Biosciences, and also had served at VIA Pharmaceuticals, Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Purdue Pharma L.P, and the law firm of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP. READ MORE>>.