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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, 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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Citrix expands South Coast holdings with RightSignature acquisition

By   /  Monday, October 20th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Multinational software firm Citrix Systems announced today it has bought RightSignature, a Web-based signature capture and document management service based in Santa Barbara. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Air Force’s top-secret space plane lands at Vandenberg

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

A shot of the craft after it landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2012. (Courtesy photo)

A mysterious unmanned space craft touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning after spending 674 days in orbit.

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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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USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has awarded a five-year, $500 million contract to the Ventura-based tech firm VSolvit to provide software tech support for the department in areas such as budget and finance and management solutions.

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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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