Life Science

Nanotech being seen as next big thing

Nanotech being seen as next big thing This article about nanotech makes me laugh. All of a sudden everybody is hot for nanotech. I remember sitting in a conference just two years ago where VCs were saying, “If you can’t deliver a profitable product in five years, fergidaboudit.” Nanotech was still labeled by some as “science fiction.” Now it looks ...

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Biotech start-ups sprouting in region

Biotech start-ups sprouting in region What I said in the previous two posts about biotech development around Sacramento applies to a growing number of regional developments all over the US…and the world, for that matter.

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Sacra-tomato, part two

UC Davis, one of the less prominent UC campuses located near Sacramento had a Life Sciences Summit. It was a conference about the working relationship between the university and the private sector to establish a growing biotechnology industry in the Sacramento area. It was about the science tools and talent the university has at its disposal, but—even more prominently—it was ...

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Hey, is that "Arnold?"

I’ve been up at the state capitol the last couple of days, and, no, I didn’t spot our celebrity governor. But you do wonder if you’re going to run into “Arnold”—everybody calls him that—in the elevator. On day one I went to the Life Science Day in the Capitol. The California Health Institute, a biotech promotion organization, was lobbying the ...

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