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USC Researchers Develop Liquid Solar Cell Technology

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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.

Ex-Xerox CTO Vandebroek Named Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research

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When I last spoke to Sophie Vandebroek in December, it was for a kind of exit interview as she prepared to leave her longtime job as Xerox’s CTO and head of its worldwide research organization. We went over highlights of her Xerox tenure, her outlook on key technology trends for 2017 and beyond—the Internet of Everything, cognitive computing, healthcare IT, and cybersecurity chief among them—and her own plans for the future. Re that last point—she seemed completely unsure.

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FundaGeek Looks To Help Researchers Find Crowdfunding

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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.

SBIR Source Launches New Research Tool

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Los Angeles-based SBIR Source , which maintains an online database of grant opportunities from the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, said this morning that it has launched a new product, GrantIQ. sbir source grantiq database small business innovation research grant funding

JumpStartFund Takes On Crowdfunding, Advice For Research Startups

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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.

uSamp Updates Market Research Service

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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.

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

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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.

REC Solar Gets Research Funding

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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

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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

Kite Pharma Names UCLA Researcher As New Board Member

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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.

FindTheCompany Launches Online Business Research Tool

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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.

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

Convertro Taps UCLA Anderson Professor For Research Effort

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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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

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Avanir Pharmaceuticals Names Research VP

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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.

Arrowhead Research Boosts Investment In Ablaris

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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

UCLA Gets $1M From Raytheon For Research Center

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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.

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WiSpry Opens Research Office In Denmark

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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

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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>>.

NantWorks Backs Genos Research

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Culver City-based NantWorks , the collection of companies run by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon Shiong, has backed gene sequencing startup Genos Research , the companies disclosed today. The company said it will give consumers the option to sell or provide their data to researchers for specific diseases, or for other uses. genos research biotech biotechnology natnworks venture capital lifescience gene sequencing

Arrowhead Research Inks Deal With Alnylam

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Pasadena-based Arrowhead Research and RNAi therapeutics firm Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that the two are in a collaboration and licensing agreement. arrowhead research alnylam license rnai biotech lifescienceFinancial details of the agreement were not announced. THe two said that Arrowhead will receive a license from Alnylam to develop a RNAi therapeutic aimed at the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV).

Possible Cures. Mystery Deaths. Daunting Costs. Can CAR-T Be Tamed?

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But cancer has ways of evading the immune system, so researchers are engineering T cells to give them extra cancer-fighting talents. It’s a struggle that comic-book fans know well.

Genomatica, Waste Management In Research Deal

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San Diego-based Genomatica , a developer of renewable chemical production technology and processes, has inked a strategic joint development agreement with Waste Management , the firms announced this morning. According to the two, they will advance Genomatica's technology and manufacturing processes to produce intermediate and basic chemicals from syngas made from municipal solid waste. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Protecting America’s Tech Prowess Amid the Hostile Rhetoric of 2017

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Along with that comes the responsibility of leadership in developing the consensus to make long term investments in research and education and manage them effectively. With the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on January 20th, the editors asked some of our Xconomists to offer their thoughts on “How could the incoming administration significantly affect your industry?”

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. z is a professor at The Scripps Research Institute. merck diego calibre research biotech lifescience small molecule biomedicine

BUZZMEDIA Ties For Brand, Influence Research

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Los Angeles-based content publisher BUZZMEDIA said this morning that it has tied with a research firm, to help mine its network of properties to help brands understand influencers and consumers. According to BUZZMEDIA, the partnership with Translation LLC will work on research that will explore the "interplay between influencers and consumers."

Acacia Research Gets $12.4M Win Against Yahoo

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Newport Beach-based patent licensing firm Acacia Research Corporation has scored a major patent lawsuit win, this time against Yahoo! , According to Acacia Research, its subsidiary, Creative Internet Advertising Corporation, has received $12.4M Tags: acacia research patent legal licensing lawsuit yahoo the firm announced this morning. in a final judgment for willful infringement of the firm's patents.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Names New Research VP

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as its new Vice President of Clinical Research. Erickson was previously Senior Director Clinical Sciences Ophthalmology at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and also has served at Unigene Laboratories and Opthalmic Research Associates, in addition to experience at Tufts University Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. aerie pharmaceuticals research executive medical lifescience kristine erickson

Machine Learning 201: Exploring the Market for New Business

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2016 will be remembered for many things, not least as the year that AI and machine learning stepped into the technological and cultural spotlight. Advances in applied machine learning fueled our enthusiasm for smarter, more talkative devices.

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Wireless Technology Firm Opens San Diego Research Center

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According to the firm, the new West Coast Research and Development Center will help the firm tap into the region's ecosystem of innovation. diego expansion jobs employment wireless research interdigitalPennsylvania-based InterDigital , a developer of wireless technology products, said Monday that it is opening up a new office in San Diego.

Toyota And Others Enabling Self-Driving Cars to Talk to Each Other

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Drivers have plenty of ways to communicate with their fellow drivers, beyond the basic turn signal. Some methods are nice, like a friendly wave to beckon a merging car into your lane. Others, not so much. We’ve all probably cursed or honked at another driver, or been given the finger.

Report: Pokemon Go Now On More Phones Than Twitter

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Irvine-based research firm MFour Mobile Research says that the Pokemon Go phenomenon has now resulted in the new, augmented reality game passing up Twitter in installations on smartphones. pokemon pokemongo videogame nintendo twitter smartphone research mfour analyticsMFour said among its million-member panel of users, it found that 33 percent of them are now using Pokemon Go, easily passing up the 30 percent who have Twitter installed on their phones.

MarketCast Acquired By Kohlberg & Company

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Los Angeles-based MarketCast , a market research company providing research services to the global entertainment industry, has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company , according to reports. marketcast market research entertainment hollywood content merger acquisition private equityFinancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. MarketCast was owned by another, private equity investor--RLJ Equity Partners--which acquired MarketCast in November of 2014. READ MORE>>.

uSamp Becomes Instantly

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The company develops a sample service which connect researchers and marketers with consumers for consumer surveys, in addition to related tools. instantly usamp survey sampling rename research consumer Los Angeles-based survey and sampling provider uSamp said this morning that it has renamed the company to Instantly. The company said the move is part of an effort to provide a single entity for its many tools, as well as help in continued growth. Instantly is led by Alan Gould.

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Happy Thoughts Spread Faster On Twitter, Says USC Study

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A new study, published by researchers at the University of Southern California , says that positive emotions are more contagious than negative ones on Twitter. The researchers at USC, led by computer scientist Emilio Ferrara, said that the study is relevant to plan interventions on users experiencing depression or other forms of mood disorders. negative positive twitter social spread tweet tweeting networking study research analysis

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