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Getting a grip on diabetes: Aptitude device gets fast track status for clinical trials

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Aptitude medical research associates John McDermott and Jing Wen, from left, prepare binding tests using a centrifuge. (Nik Blaskovich /Business Times photo)

Aptitude creates a special type of molecule called an aptamer, which it is using to develop a first-of-its-kind hand-held device that measures insulin concentrations in real-time and can diagnose pre-diabetes. The government’s interest in furthering such research is unsurprising as diabetes affects more than 9 percent of Americans.

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Sonos finds its groove with wireless offering

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

A still from one of Sonos' new TV spots, in which a home is lacquered in gold as one of its speakers streams Isaac Hayes' theme from “Shaft.”

The company’s flurry of developments continued Oct. 14 with the release of a product called Boost, a WiFi amplifier that surpasses the Bridge’s capabilities without the need for wires.

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Chamber chief has growth plan for Santa Maria

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Glenn Morris, who stepped in to lead the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce this June, inherits the steep climb city officials have faced in galvanizing industry.

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Teledyne lands 5-year Navy deal

By   /  Thursday, October 16th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Teledyne Technologies, a publicly traded aerospace and defense engineering firm headquartered in Thousand Oaks, announced today that its Teledyne Oil & Gas group won a contract from Connecticut-based General Dynamics Electric Boat with a potential $40 million value. The company will use the money to develop electrical and fiber-optic connector hardware for U.S. Navy submarines […]

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Nobel laureate fought the odds to make history

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Shuji Nakamura became UC Santa Barbara’s sixth Nobel Prize winner for the invention of the blue LED. (photo courtesy of UCSB)

In the relatively short time since his 1992 discovery, Nakamura’s LED technology has supplanted Edison’s incandescent bulb. And Edison never won a Nobel Prize.

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GenRocket to land in Ventura after moving from Boston

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Small Business, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

After spending 13 years building a powerful software testing system and developing its capabilities, Boston-based GenRocket is making its hard launch and transplanting its roots to Ventura.

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Channel Technologies buys Massacusetts defesnse firm

By   /  Thursday, October 9th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology  /  No Comments

Santa Barbara-based military contractor Channel Technologies Group announced today that it has acquired Materials Systems Inc., a producer of sonar technology. The value of the deal was not disclosed. The Massachusetts-based firm will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Channel Technologies, which is owned by private equity group Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Both companies use […]

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