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Geneticist J. Craig Venter to Receive George Washington Carver Award

Washington D.C.-based Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the largest biotech trade group in the world, has named La Jolla geneticist J. Craig Venter as the recipient of its 2016 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology.

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Platform Gives Motorsports Fans Gear, Guidance, and More

TECH: Co. Launched Its First Monetization Feature ‘Find a Professional’

Alex Littlewood put his house on the market and sold it last March to fund his startup, Motoroso Inc., an online marketplace for auto and powersports enthusiasts. He hasn’t looked back since.

Powerhouse GE Taps Proximetry’s Talents for New Platform

It’s always nice when you are the little guy and the big guy turns to you for some specialized help.

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Miniature Drone Takes Teaching Code to New Heights

EDUCATION: Co. Links Video Lessons to Operating New Consumer Product

Hansol Hong has a Kickstarter hit. The owner and CEO of Robolink Inc. recently convinced the Internet community to give his company the funds to mass-produce a quadcopter about the size of a cocktail napkin.

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NWB’s ‘Air Force’ Is Mission Ready

TECH: Drones Analyze Variety of Environments

NWB Environmental Services LLC has launched an unmanned aircraft services program it believes will save the company and its clients time and money.

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LRAD Corp. Names Activist Shareholders, CEO to Resign

Activist shareholders named two directors to the board of LRAD Corp. and have achieved their goal of dismissing the company’s CEO.

Joe Smith Named Permanent CEO of Reflexion Health

Local health tech guru Dr. Joe Smith has been appointed the permanent CEO of Reflexion Health, a digital health company in downtown San Diego.

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Lytx Buyer Sees Opportunities Down the Road

TECH: Lytx Said to To Have 66 Percent Of Emerging Market

The Chicago private equity firm buying Lytx Inc. wants its new acquisition to stay the course.

Online Platform Connects Homeowners and Contractors

TECH: It Includes A Mobile App and A B2B Component

Ron Blackburn and Craig Dennis took all of their favorite pieces of social media and combined them to create OurDesign, an online platform launching later this month to connect the construction industry.

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Home Battery System Plugs In To Your Outlet, Your Aesthetic

ENERGY: Easy-to-Use System Is Portable, Stylish And Needs No Installation

Local tech startup Orison is going up against the biggest name in energy storage with a sleek new product that could rival Tesla’s innovation.

InfoSonics Corp. Reports Q4 Net Loss of $959,000

InfoSonics Corp., which produces wireless phones and tablets largely for the Latin American market, reported a fourth quarter net loss of $959,000, or 7 cents per share, on quarterly net sales of $10.2 million. In the same quarter one year ago, the business reported net income of $730,000, or a nickel per share, on revenue of $17.9 million.

Sempra Subsidiary to Partner With Sol Systems

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power announced it was partnering with solar energy finance and investment firm Sol Systems to explore investment opportunities for non-centralized energy generation projects.

Cheryl Goodman Named Executive Director of Athena San Diego

Athena San Diego announced Cheryl Goodman as the new executive director, effective March 1. The company also announced its five new board members.

Mitek CEO James DeBello Named Chairman of the Board

The board of Mitek Systems Inc. named CEO James DeBello to the role of chairman, the technology company announced on March 9. DeBello takes the chairmanship from John Thornton, who stepped down from the board.

BusinessOnline Acquires Boston-Based Digital Marketing Agency

BusinessOnline, a San Diego-based digital marketing agency, announced it has acquired UpWord Search Marketing, a Boston-based digital agency specializing in search marketing, social media, content marketing and analytics.