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System Takes Stock of Pharmacy Inventory and Processes

TECH: Carlsbad Co. Uses Radio Frequency in Labels To Help Monitor MedsTiny numbers on tiny bottles, which need an eagle eye. Trays and tackle boxes full of medicine, which need a good check before they go back into an operating room. Those are some of the less-glamorous details in the life of a pharmacy technician — details that MEPS Real-Time Inc. wants to automate.

By Brad Graves April 28, 2016 1:05 p.m.   $$ Share

Finistere Ventures, International Farming Corp. Launch Willow Hill Ventures

An agricultural technology and life sciences venture capital investor, Finistere Ventures, LLC, partnered with International Farming Corp., an institutional farmland owner in North Carolina, to launch Willow Hill Ventures.

Maxwell Technologies Inc. Completes Sale of Product Line

Maxwell Technologies Inc., a San Diego-based energy storage firm, announced the completion of the sale of its microelectronics product line to Data Device Corp., a subsidiary of ILC Industries Inc.

SLANTRANGE Secures $5 Million in Series A Round

SLANTRANGE, a local agricultural drone sensor and analytics company, announced April 28 it has secured $5 million in a Series A round of funding.

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Openness Is Big Asset for Credit Union Core Processor System

TECH: Corelation’s Small Size Allows Co. To Be More Flexible

A San Diego-based firm is a rising star among credit union core processor providers, creating a technology described as the lifeblood of any financial institution which keeps customer data and transactions in order.

Students from San Diego, Tijuana Compete for $100K in Seed Money

Student entrepreneurs from the University of San Diego and universities in Tijuana will compete for $100,000 cash at a “Shark Tank-like” competition Thursday.

Nimble Software Systems Receives $4 Million Series A Investment

Carlsbad-based Nimble Software Systems Inc. said April 25 that it received $4 million in series A funds from Australia-based Seek Ltd. The funding round closed April 16.

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires groSolar

San Diego’s EDF Renewable Energy on Monday said it had purchased Columbia, Maryland-based Global Resource Options Inc., an engineering and construction company for solar photovoltaic projects.

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FAA Gives Clearance for Qualcomm Drones to Take Flight

AVIATION: Experiment Collects Data For Flying In National Airspace

The scene looked very official on a recent Thursday at Qualcomm Inc.: there was a pilot in command, a visual observer and flight safety people. Crew members wore reflective vests, hardhats and safety glasses, carried checklists and kept an ear out for radio traffic. All for some experiments on a rolling patch of suburban lawn.

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Inventor Sees Technology as a Guide For Visually Impaired

SOFTWARE: Agents Would Assist Clients Through Cameras, Data

Suman Kanuganti is trying to break down barriers.

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How Startups Stand Out Despite Overcrowding

FINANCE: Competition On Funding Platforms Intensifies Challenges

San Diego startups are finding that crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are getting rather, well, crowded.

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Sempra Mexican Unit Meets With Resistance

ENERGY: Regulators Reject 3 Pipeline Proposals

Sempra Energy’s Mexican arm has lost three bids in as many weeks to build and operate natural gas pipelines in Mexico, as the country’s state-owned electricity utility said Sempra’s proposals did not meet its standards.

Qualcomm Beats Earnings Estimate, Settles Dispute with LG Electronics

Wireless technology specialist Qualcomm Inc. reported net income of $1.2 billion, or 78 cents per share, on revenue of $5.6 billion in its second quarter, which ended March 27.

San Diego Region Ranks 9th in the Country for Patents

A report from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that the San Diego region comes in ninth for the number of technology patents granted with over 34,000 patents, among other metropolitan areas from 2000-2013.

Adtile Technologies Raises $2 Million From Private Investors

Adtile Technologies, a mobile software provider based in Sorrento Valley, said that it raised $2 million from undisclosed private investors.