Innovation Center Archive

The Innovation Center helps you stay informed on tomorrow’s therapies and solutions coming out of the San Diego region. Special features and various series cover the full diversity of local life sciences, including our first, “Innovation@”, which focuses on the many institutions and academic departments in the area. The Innovation Center is sponsored by Halloran Consulting.

This Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat

From NPR: "This summer, diners in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will get their hands on a hamburger that has been five years in the making. The burger looks, tastes and smells like beef — except it's made entirely from plants. It sizzles on the grill and even browns and oozes fat when [...]

June 21st, 2016|

Using Technology to Modernize Preclinical Development

From The Bio Report/Daniel Levine: "Despite a rapid advance of technology there’s been little change in the preclinical drug development process. Vium is hoping to change that by using sensors, automation, and bioinformatics to change the way data is gathered in the preclinical process to fuel better and faster decisions about the potential value of [...]

June 17th, 2016|

Google Ventures CEO on A.I., Theranos, Biotech & VC

From Bloomberg: "Bill Maris, CEO Google Ventures, comments on artificial intelligence's impact on biotech, the prospects for Theranos and the venture capital environment. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West" from the Bloomberg Technology Conference in San Francisco."

June 14th, 2016|

Verily’s Breakthrough Biotech Goals

From Bloomberg Video: "Jessica Mega, Verily Life Sciences chief medical officer, discusses the company's breakthrough biotech goals and life sciences funding with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on 'Bloomberg West.'"

June 7th, 2016|

‘The End of Sex’ and the Future of Reproduction

From KQED/Forum with Michael Krasny: "In just 20 years, most people in developed countries won’t have sex to procreate. That’s what Stanford law professor and bioethicist Hank Greely predicts: a future where skin cells can be used to make an embryo and parents would prefer a baby made in a laboratory rather than the bedroom. In [...]

June 2nd, 2016|

Changing Our Understanding of Rare Diseases: New Sequencing Technology

From Daniel Levine/RAREcast: "Researchers’ understanding of certain rare diseases is changing as new sequencing technology is providing new views of the genome. A group of diseases collectively known as repeat expansion disorders including Fragile X Syndrome, Freidrich’s Ataxia, and Huntington’s disease are being viewed in new ways thanks to the ability to read long fragments [...]

May 22nd, 2016|

Should You Map Your Microbiome?

In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, The Atlantic's senior editor James Hamblin visits uBiome, the Bay Area biotech that's attempting to provide direct-to-consumer information about what everyone’s microbes might mean for their health.

May 16th, 2016|

Janet Napolitano on the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative

From UC News: "The University of California launched the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative to accelerate the development of promising Alzheimer’s disease research by scientists throughout the university system. UC President Janet Napolitano says the university is already playing a critical role in the field by conducting basic research and clinical trials. [...]

April 20th, 2016|