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Tech attracts dollars but early-stage companies get stuck

The biotech and technology industries in San Diego continued to act as money magnets in 2012, but startups are having a tough time locking down dollars.

Preparing for patent law change under the America Invents Act

On March 16, 2013, the “first inventor to file” provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) come into effect. These provisions introduce a significant change in U.S. patent law and will affect patent-filing strategy in the United States.

Search under way for new Scripps Institution of Oceanography director

An international search to find the next director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego will begin soon, following the retirement of Tony Haymet from the position.

BNBuilders completes new facility for Celgene at Campus Pointe

Local contractor BNBuilders provided preconstruction and construction services for the new 160,000-square-foot lab and office facility for global biopharmaceutical company Celgene. The tenant improvement project was completed ahead of schedule in January, and is targeting LEED Gold certification.

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Technological advances wait for the right health care system

Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration approved an important test that can detect Alzheimer's early on.


Results-oriented direct sales pioneer at Sony

As a 5-year-old growing up in North Carolina, Erna Adelson saved her pocket money and stowed it away in her piggy bank. Her father explained to her how she could own a part of a company by buying shares in the stock market, so she decided to buy one share of Duke Power.

UCSD bioengineering professor makes big strides with tiny sensors

Dr. Todd Coleman is getting big attention for his work with wireless sensors the size of tiny temporary tattoos.

Lifelong fascination with water leads engineer to desalination

He's not sitting on a clear lake fishing in New Hampshire, but the memory of doing so growing up is one of the inspirations to Jon Loveland's career of turning originally undrinkable water into something fresh, clean and useful.

CareFusion medical chief focusing on product innovation

When Carlos Nunez, M.D., joined CareFusion almost two years ago as chief medical officer, the company was still in its infancy.

Life Sciences and Technology videos

Halozyme's Greg Frost on San Diego's life sciences industry

Jan. 22, 2013 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Greg Frost, president and CEO of Halozyme Therapeutics, about issues in biotechnology as it relates to balancing research with enabling physicians to better treat their patients.

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