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Making The Case

BIOTECH: Illumina’s New Machine Does Actual Detective Workllumina Inc. has developed a technology that could transform the work done by crime scene investigators, helping to solve cold cases by uncovering the information hidden in degraded DNA.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2015 1:14 p.m.   Share
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Executive Q&A J. Jean Cui, Co-Founder of TP Therapeutics

J. Jean Cui could be the poster girl for accomplished women in science, but good luck convincing her of that.

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Sequencing of Embryos Enhances Chance of Having Healthy Baby

BIOTECH: Co.’s Process Used for In Vitro Fertilization

One of the more controversial topics in diagnostics today is the practice of reproductive genetic testing, which science fiction would have us believe will lead to designer babies with perfect features.

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New Novatel Leader To Decide on Direction

TECH: Recent Acquisitions, SaaS Options And Hardware Challenges on Plate

After a tumultuous couple of years, Novatel Wireless Inc. is still trying to find its identity.

UCSD Awarded NASA Space Technology Research Grant

NASA has selected 15 university-led proposals, including one from the University of California, San Diego, for the study of early-stage space technology innovations, awarding as much as $500,000 each.

SOCi Appoints New CFO

SOCi, a developer of software solutions for social media and marketing management, announced that it has appointed Michael Massey to be its new chief financial officer.

Key Qualcomm Executive Hired Away by Intel Corp.

Intel Corp. has hired former Qualcomm Inc. executive Murthy Renduchintala.

Incapta Inc. Names Music Exec to Its Board

Incapta Inc., a media holding company with a focus on mobile apps and video games, announced music executive Julian Boothe will join its board in January.

Memjet Technology Wins Injunction Against German Subsidiary of HP, Inc.

A German court granted San Diego-based Memjet Technology Ltd. a preliminary injunction against HP Deutschland GmbH, a German subsidiary of HP, Inc., according to a news release from Memjet.

South Korean Officials Investigating Qualcomm

TECH: Co. Calls Action a ‘Serious Misapplication of Law’

Qualcomm Inc. said that South Korean authorities are investigating the company. The news, announced late Nov. 17, sent Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) shares down by 9 percent by the middle of the trading day Nov. 18.

Salk Institute Names Elizabeth Blackburn as Its President

BIOTECH: Nobel Laureate Served as a Nonresident Fellow at Salk

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has named Nobel Prize-winning scientist Elizabeth Blackburn as president.

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Mutual Benefit

FINANCE: Zebit’s Payroll Lending System Gives Employees a New Work Perk And Retailers a Piece of the Profits on Purchases

When San Diego-based lender Global Analytics bought a Philadelphia startup last year, it billed the acquisition as the perfect jumping off point to introduce its product to U.S. borrowers.

Through Current Customers, Englue Inc. Finds Future Prospects

SOFTWARE: B2B Leads Generated and Prioritized for Clients

“Pandora for marketers.” That is how the people at Englue Inc. bill their business-to-business offering.

Fragmob and Utah-Based Deductr to Partner

San Diego-based Fragmob has teamed up with Utah-based Deductr, the two companies said Nov. 18.

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Instrumental Role in ‘Rock Band’ May Pay

TECH: Mad Catz’s Peripherals Well Positioned to Be a Hit

Mad Catz Interactive Inc. has circled December on its calendar. The San Diego business hopes people celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah might want to add “Rock Band 4” to their holiday festivities.

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Track Team

REGULATIONS: 3E Co. Documents Compliance and Supply Chains for Firms

So what’s in your supply chain? Regulators want to know. More and more, the retail public wants to know. 3E Co. sees opportunity in that hunger for information. Since 1988, Carlsbad-based 3E has helped other companies comply with hazardous material laws and documentation chores. But as it winds up its fifth year under a new corporate parent — and its second year under CEO Uday Virkud — it’s exploring new avenues for revenue.