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News Roundup – May 9, 2018

By Innovate Pasadena Staff — May 10, 2018

The latest in Pasadena design, technology, science, and innovation community news.

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Career Programs Recognized for Economic Results

Students enrolled in thirty career education programs at Pasadena City College are likely to see a boost in their careers following their studies, according to new data released by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Read More


Lasers in Space: Earth Mission Tests New Technology

The upcoming GRACE-FO mission will test a laser measurement system that could possibly detect changes in the distance between two spacecraft to 100 times narrower than a human hair. Read More

Butterfly Wings Inspire Light-Manipulating Surface for Medical Implants

Inspired by tiny nanostructures on transparent butterfly wings, engineers at Caltech have developed a synthetic analogue for eye implants that makes them more effective and longer-lasting. Read More

JPL News: NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made

The Mars Insight mission has successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base and is on its way to the Red Planet. Read More


Pasadena Bioscience Industry Gets Its Close-up

Pasadena Star-News published a great overview of the transformative changes that are rapidly occurring in the bioscience industry cluster in Pasadena. These industry developments are going to dramatically enhance the innovation ecosystem in Pasadena today and in the decades to come. Read More

SeqOnce BioSciences Raises $1M

SeqOnce BioSciences Inc., a biotech startup based in Pasadena, has raised $1 million in its latest financing round, according to securities filings. Read More

Conference Highlights L.A. Biotech Incubators

The region’s incubators were showcased at a UCLA conference in support of startup companies, and deemed vital by bioscience proponents to the industry’s growing presence in Los Angeles County. Read More

Embodied Inc. Raises $12 Million

Embodied Inc., a Pasadena-based socially assistive robotics and artificial intelligence company that develops companion care and wellness robots, has raised more than $12 million from investors, according to a securities filing. Read More

New Huntington Biomed Lab in Pasadena Seen as Hub for Research, Collaboration

The Huntington Medical Research Institutes has opened a $31 million biomedical laboratory in Pasadena that could serve as a hub for a long-planned biomedical research corridor. Read More

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