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SoCal's Amplifica Completes $11.8 Million Series A for Biopharmaceuticals

Amplifica Completes $11.8 Million Series A Financing to Enable Clinical Development of Lead Products to Treat Androgenic Alopecia Amplifica Holdings Group, Inc. ("Amplifica"), a privately-held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company announced it successfully closed an $11.8 million Series A Preferred Stock financing. The company intends to use the funds to advance the development of its proprietary compounds for the treatment of androgenic... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Upgrading Premium Startup Company Member: Well iQ

Thank you to Well iQ, a renewing upgrading Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! Well iQ: For healthcare organizations focused on patient experience innovation, Well iQ is the digital leader in patient, provider, and staff engagement that delivers actionable insights with real-time data collection. In its mission to transform patient experiences and healthcare outcomes, the Well iQ patient survey... Read more →

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New OCSC Sponsor: Tebra

Thank you to Tebra, a NEW Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Tebra is the Digital Backbone for your medical practice. They provide independent healthcare practices with digital tools and support to thrive in a new era of healthcare. They are tomorrow's solutions for today's provider. OC Startups Directory Category: Healthcare Tech Contact: AmandaFeld, Director of Marketing Communications and PR,... Read more →

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Orange County's Single Pass Treats First Patients in North America

Single Pass Treats First Patients in North America LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Single Pass, Inc. CEO, Bill Colone, announced treatment of the first patients in North America with the Kronos Electrocautery device designed to improve the safety of co-axial biopsy procedures. The single-use, disposable device uses battery current to heat the probe tip to cauterize the... Read more →

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Women Talk Tech Bio 2022 10/26/22

Women Talk Tech Bio by University Lab Partners Join them Wednesday, October 26 from 1:00PM to 6:00PM at Water Grill South Coast Plaza, 3300 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. For women entrepreneurs and supporters, featuring panelists on IP, talent, funding and investing. Join them for the Women Talk Tech Bio forum for women entrepreneurs and supporters, featuring keynote speakers... Read more →

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OC Life Sciences Resource Fair (photos)

Congratulations to University Lab Partners on another successful OC New Technology Show & Startup Resource Fair. Held recently at UCI's Beall Applied Innovation in Irvine, the event featured 25+ scientific suppliers showcasing their latest and greatest new technology. Also there to meet the local ecosystem were service providers, startup companies, and community organizations. Presented in partnership with Fisher Scientific, the... Read more →

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OSCC Member Benefit - Free AWS Credits

Does AWS power your Orange County startup? The OCSC can help your startup get $10,000 or even $25,000 of FREE service credits for Amazon Web Services. If your business is an AWS customer (or would like to be) these FREE AWS SERVICE CREDITS are essentially non-dilutive funding that Orange County startup company Members can use to grow their businesses. LEARN... Read more →

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Renewing Orange County Investor Listing: Cove Fund

Thank you to this renewing startup investor of the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Cove Fund - A family of seed-stage venture capital funds that provides startup funding for promising new Southern California ventures. Visit the Investors category in the OCSC Directory to learn more about this and many other local venture investors! (And get a free listing for your... Read more →

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How to Write a Competitive SBIR or STTR Proposal

A Thought Leadership article we liked from OCSC Partner University Lab Partners: 10 Tips for a Competitive SBIR or STTR Proposal Learn more about what you need to receive small business funding. The 10 tips for writing a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal below will help your company navigate applying for a highly-competitive SBIR/STTR grant. The grant application process can seem complicated... Read more →

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OMIF 2022 10/27/22 - 10/28/22

Octane's Medical Innovation Forum 2022 Octane, an organization leading the Southern California technology and medical technology business ecosystem, is pleased to announce the 2022 Medical Innovation Forum. Join them Thursday, October 27 to Friday, October 28, 2022 from 7:00AM to 5:00PM at the Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612. This exciting event attracts a nationwide array of... Read more →

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Insights on R&D Capitalization

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Withum for this thought leadership article outlining best practices for startup accounting: Insights on R&D Capitalization Companies are now required to capitalize on the costs of research and development (including software development) and amortize them between five and fifteen years. Leonard Smith, CPA of Withum’s Life Science Tax Services discusses how Withum can help via... Read more →

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Welcome Tebra - OCSC's FIRST Life Sciences Healthcare Tech Sponsor!

Thank You to Tebra for becoming the OC Startup Council's first healthcare/life sciences Sponsor! Congratulations to Tebra on achieving $1 Billion valuation "unicorn" status. Tebra is a home-grown Orange County success story, co-founded by CEO Dan Rodrigues in Irvine in 2004. Although historically the OCSC has only offered membership and publicity services to local high technology (software/hardware) startups, the OC... Read more →

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MedTech Minds 10/12/22

MedTech Minds October 2022 by Medical Innovation Exchange Join them Wednesday, October 12 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at University Lab Partners, 5270 California Avenue, #300, Irvine, CA, 92617. Do you want insight to maximize your healthcare/MedTech career or business? Are you looking to create your own healthcare company, but don’t know where to start? Do you want perspective on what... Read more →

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OC New Life Sciences Technology Show & Startup Resource Fair 10/5/22

Orange County New Technology Show & Startup Resource Fair by University Lab Partners Connecting innovators with scientific supplies and startup resources. Join them Wednesday, October 5 from 10:30AM to 1:30PM at UCI Beall Applied Innovation @ The Cove, 5270 California Avenue, Irvine, CA 92617. Orange County New Technology Show Join them for the Annual Orange County New Technology Show Featuring... Read more →

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Withum Tips for Startup Accounting

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Withum for this thought leadership article outlining best practices for startup accounting: Tips for Startup Accounting As technology and emerging growth companies experience success, they find themselves in a position where their revenue is not the only thing growing. With the transition beyond the startup phase to the next growth phase, there is an inevitable... Read more →

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SoCalBio Networking Forum in Orange County 9/23/22

The longest-running bioscience mixer in the Greater Los Angeles/OC Metro Region by SoCalBio Join them Friday, September 23 from 4:00PM to 7:30PM at the Calit2 Auditorium, University of California Irvine, 4100 CALIT2 Building, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697. This growing area is home to many SoCalBio members and is the leading MedTech hub in the United States. It... Read more →

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OCSC Announces Expansion to Help Life Sciences & MedTech Startups

Community Service Group Adds Membership and Publicity Coverage for BioTech, Medical Devices, and Healthcare Ventures in Orange County FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sept 2022 - Irvine CA: The OC Startup Council is pleased to announce its expansion to serve Orange County life sciences, biotech, medical device, and health care technology startup companies, entrepreneurs, and investors. The OC Startup Council is... Read more →

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Welcome to the OC Startup Council News Blog!

OC startups news: A free community service of the OC Startup Council, this OC startups blog is dedicated to promoting the growth of early stage technology and life science startups in the Southern California community. Read on for the latest news updates from around the Orange County, California high tech, software, hardware, medtech, biotech, and life sciences startup ecosystem -... Read more →

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