Digest #182

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Here's the news you need to know.

Payson McNett tells the wonderful story about how the Cabrillo College Fab Lab came to be. Remember Makersfactory? It's all related. Find out how Cabrillo has built (is building) a state of the art lab with technology for teaching/learning skills for 3D printing and scanning, laser cutting and engraving, vinyl cutting, and more.

We have news from two companies in the local genomics hub: Dovetail and Somagenics. (In February 2014, I published " Six Companies to Watch in the Emerging Santa Cruz Biotech Hub." The emerging hub is more solid now. Perhaps it's time for an update.)

It's not always good news. Some companies with a local foothold  close up shop or leave town, and it's often difficult to get a statement -- or any information at all -- when this happens. Which company is the latest to leave town?

As usual, there's more, so scroll down and start reading!

Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
Santa Cruz Tech Beat



Top Stories 

Diligence and a critical connection lead to the formation of the Cabrillo College Fab Lab. Here's the story of how it came to be. Read this article.

Dovetail Genomics enters into a distribution agreement to bring Dovetail's genome assembly services to the Korean market. Read this article.

Imprivata closes its downtown Santa Cruz development office (as did Smith Micro last year). Read this article.

SomaGenics presents recent progress in its wound healing therapeutic program at a recent symposium in San Diego. Read this article.

Angels by the Sea, a local member-led angel investment group, is hosting Venture Outlook Santa Cruz, a track at 82% Micro Business Summit. Read this article.

Santa Cruz March for Science announces their speaker lineup for the April 22 rally and march. Read this article.

60 student-finalists will compete in the first annual state-wide California Invention Convention to be held in Santa Cruz on April 29. Read this article. 

The winners of this year's THRIVE Accelerator Program in Salinas have been announced, officially kicking off this year's program. Read this article. 
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