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Biotech, mobile, tourism, craft beer — San Diego is at the forefront of these industries and its business community is defined by them, but who says there isn’t room for one more? Thanks to a wide-reaching public-private partnership, the Cyber Center of Excellence opened March 20 with the goal of adding cybersecurity to the list of homegrown success stories.

Note: I’ve asked Alex Daly, known as “Crowdsourcerous” to write a guest column for me this week. Alex has managed the PonoMusic campaign, one of the most successful in the history of Kickstarter. — Phil Baker.

Qualcomm Inc.’s (Nasdaq: QCOM) wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., introduced its next-generation mobile processors for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 tier.

San Diego-based Capital Services Group Inc. has launched its equity round managed offering for companies raising capital on their own websites under the Rule 506c general solicitation framework.

Organizations take on tenant satisfaction, the “first-digit phenomenon” and lots of awards dinners.

West Partners, a San Diego-based investment firm, announced the closing of an investment in NoteVault, Inc., a San Diego-based provider of voice-to-text-based mobile reporting solutions for the engineering and construction industry. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

It might seem like a simple problem: company buyers and engineers learning supplier lingo and vice versa. However, it’s an issue that has plagued the manufacturing supply chain industry for decades and led to months searching for a suitable supplier.

San Diego-based CardioCell LLC on Wednesday received the Food and Drug Administration’s investigational new drug (IND) approval for a phase 2a clinical study using its allogeneic stem-cell therapy to treat subjects with chronic heart failure (CHF).

San Diego-based SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving safety and fuel management solutions, has been chosen to provide its comprehensive, video-based operator performance and safety program to the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) for its nearly 600 buses and paratransit vehicles.

Cytori Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CYTX) announced that Christopher Calhoun, CEO and director, is retiring from the position of CEO effective immediately. As a result, the Board of Directors named Dr. Marc Hedrick as CEO, in addition to his current responsibilities as president and director.

Poway-based Parametric Sound Corp. (Nasdaq: PAMT) has entered into a new five-year, $60 million asset-based revolving credit facility with Bank of America (NYSE: BAC).

For many pet owners, our furry friend is a part of the family. What would you do if your beloved pet were to wander off and unable to find their way home? Many of us would search high and low, post flyers, drive aimlessly around the neighborhood and check at local rescue shelters. Those days are now over as technology allows us to immediately locate our pet via our mobile phone.

EY announced 27 semifinalist companies for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the San Diego region on Monday.

While Apple makes many great products, such as the iPad mini reviewed last week, I wish it would address one product that falls far below its usual design excellence. It’s the wireless Apple Magic Mouse ($70), a beautiful-looking device that we use as much as the computer. It was introduced in October 2009, yet has undergone no noticeable improvements since then. It’s the one Apple product that I’ve found to be disappointing and inferior to other mice.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. may seek to refinance bonds in June when an early payment penalty declines after the military contractor ended efforts to do so last year, according to CEO Eric DeMarco.

Qualcomm Inc. is set to get a boost in China.

Though Danny DeMichele has been starting and growing online businesses for the last 17 years, online marketing was never his boyhood ambition. Why? The Internet didn't exist at the time ... at least not as we know it today. DeMichele, 38, is the CEO of Incubate Holdings Inc., a privately held digital holding company in Carlsbad that invests and manages business-service providers across various industries.

Long before the drug, diagnostic or product is perfected, the patent application is filed. The application must be forward-thinking, describing not only limited embodiments of an invention, but also the scope of the invention. The application and subject matter it discloses will have a life of 20 or more years. The application will be critically reviewed many times during those years. It will be reviewed and assessed by patent offices in various jurisdictions, it will be reviewed during due diligence for fundraising and assessing the value of a company’s technology, and it will be reviewed by potential competitors, and potential licensees. A patent application, when filed, becomes an asset of the company. Hence, for companies seeking to raise funds and to develop a product or method, a coherent patenting strategy is essential. This includes well-drafted and comprehensive patent applications.

The Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund announced that the assets of its incubator company Sense4Baby Inc., developer of a smartphone-based maternal and fetal monitoring system, have been acquired by AirStrip.

San Diego-based SeniorQuote Insurance Services Inc., a provider of Medicare related products and services, and angel investment group Tech Coast Angels have completed a $1.4 million Series A funding round.

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