San Diego Tech Roundup: Ecor, Qualcomm Life, Applied Proteomics

2/13/12Follow @bvbigelow

Get your week started with our San Diego technology news briefing.

—The Qualcomm Life Fund made a strategic investment in San Antonio, TX-based AirStrip Technologies, solidifying their alliance to develop technology for wireless home monitoring of patients with congestive heart failure. AirStrip did not disclose the size of Qualcomm’s investment.  AirStrip already has an FDA-approved app that enables doctors to get the electrocardiograph (ECG) of hospitalized patients on their iPhone and iPad. Qualcomm and AirStrip unveiled plans to integrate the AirStrip mobile patient monitoring technology with the Qualcomm 2net Platform in December.

—Robert Noble, the sustainable design architect (and San Diego Xconomist) told me he is installing manufacturing equipment in a renovated distribution warehouse where Noble Environmental Technologies plans to produce a green replacement for medium density fiberboard (MDF). The factory and design lab in downtown San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood will showcase the production and uses for the company’s “Ecor” brand structural panels.

—Danny Hillis, who gained recognition as the co-founder of Thinking Machines and at Disney Imagineering, was instrumental in developing the computational capabilities of Applied Proteomics, a molecular diagnostics company that moved to San Diego last year from Los Angeles. Hillis co-founded Applied Proteomics with USC cancer specialist David Agus to pioneer technology capable of analyzing all of the proteins circulating in a drop of human blood. The company, which has raised a total of $26.5 million, last week named biomedical diagnostics veteran Peter Klemm as CEO.

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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