Biological Dynamics Inc. is an early stage company that has developed a proprietary AC Electrokinetic technology to rapidly extract nanoparticles in high-conductance physiological solutions.
Biological Dynamics was founded in 2008 by Raj Krishnan and David Charlot, Bioengineering PHD graduates from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Their vision is to enable healthcare practitioners to detect, diagnose and monitor cancer and other diseases from a simple blood draw (or other bodily fluid) and rapidly intervene, increasing patient survivability while driving down the total burden costs. They have currently raised $36 Million from Venture Capitalists.
Google has acquired Lumedyme Technologies, a company that has built multiple types of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors. Google paid around $85 million to do the deal, which ensures that Lumedyne’s employees will be able to keep working at the company’s San Diego office.
In 2013 Chisum, the company’s chief executive, presented at a conference on automotive sensors in Detroit. Google has been working on a driverless car, which requires several types of sensors. Lumedyne’s technology may well come in handy for that project alone. But mobile devices could also use the Lumedyne sensors, especially when it comes to mapping applications.
Nasseo, Inc. ("Nasseo") is a medical device company that has developed a proprietary implant surface modification technology to create the next generation of dental and orthopedic implants. While current standard of care implants have been widely used throughout the world, they suffer from failures and can be improved to promote osseointegration, soft tissue integration, lower inflammation, and lower bacterial colonization. Nasseo's groundbreaking platform technology directly alters the natural oxide layer of the implant surface at the molecular level to create uniform and patterned structures that enhance implant performance and is not a coating. The Company’s Board of Advisors and Clinicians includes internationally renowned experts in the fields of biomaterials, oral surgery, dental implants, orthopedics, regulatory processes, sales, marketing, and business development.
The United States faces growing concerns over the effects of climate change and inability of existing waste processing technologies to optimally process organic waste resources. Interra has designed and constructed a patented solution that is deployable at sites throughout the country that will reduce the impact of climate change, via carbon sequestration in biochar and the production of low emission renewable biogas, in addition to efficiently processing organic waste resources into their highest value products.
Interra’s technology is a clean thermal biomass conversion system that converts biomass (e.g. landscape trimmings, timber residues, construction wood waste, and clean green waste) into high-methane biogas, readily convertible to renewable baseload electricity or biofuels, and into a high-value agricultural soil enhancer called biochar. Environmental and societal benefits aside, consider that comparing to traditional gasification systems of similar scale (four tons/hour), Interra’s system is approximately 1/3 the capital to build and has the potential to produce 3 to 24x the operational profit.
Logic Bio Therapeutics, Inc., a gene therapy company with a mission to develop cures for early onset life threatening diseases, emerged from stealth mode to announce that it has successfully raised approximately $50 million in financing to date. The funds and move will enable the startup to continue development of its GeneRide technology, a first in class, proprietary genome editing platform, and to accelerate its lead programs to the clinic.
The Washington Post lists NeuroVigil as one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health Care”. Dr. Philip Steven Low created NeuroVigil, Inc., to better the human condition. By merging neuroscience, non-invasive wireless brain recording technology and advanced computational algorithms, an accurate and automated reading of brain wave data is rapidly generated. NeuroVigil's first and second round valuations two and two-and-a-half times Google’s and Facebook’s combined. NeuroVigil’s backers include IdeaLab’s Howard Morgan, Qualcomm’s Irwin Jacobs & Andrew Viterbi, DFJ’s Tim Draper and SpaceX’s and Tesla’s Elon Musk.
Scientific researchers use outdated interfaces to visualize and model their data, wasting time and money. We all miss out on innovative breakthroughs. Nanome enables natural & intuitive visualization, modeling and simulation in one application. It allows agile research workflows, precision testing and peer-reviewable accuracy. It runs on standard hardware, is easy (and fun) to learn, and was developed in partnership with UC San Diego and Scripps Research Institute.
Nanome (previously NanoVR) will help advance any research that depends on the visualization and comprehension of complex interactions at atomic and molecular scale. Studies show that VR can increase in the speed of pattern-finding are important if they mean increase in the quality of pattern-recognition and understanding.
Cypher Genomics, Inc., was acquired by Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), the genomics-based, technology-driven company. Cypher Genomics was a leading genome informatics company offering highly accurate, rapid and robust human genomic interpretation software solutions. The San Diego-based company had 14 employees who joined HLI including Cypher CEO and Co-founder, Ashley Van Zeeland, Ph.D., Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
South 8 Technologies
South 8 Technologies has developed a breakthrough new liquefied gas electrolyte chemistry for Secondary Lithium Batteries and Electrochemical Capacitors. Their patent pending technology allows for a substantial increase in energy density and exceptional performance at record low temperatures while maintaining excellent power characteristics. Aspects of our technology also make it safer, including significant mitigation of thermal runaway which persists in the battery industry and a substantially lower flammability than conventional capacitor materials. Leveraging low-cost materials and conventional manufacturing, South 8 Technologies offers a unique solution for a variety of transportation, high-atmosphere, aerospace and military applications.