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Daily Business Report — July 30, 2012

San Diego Firm Partners With University of Utah In
Development of Prosthesis for War Veteran Amputees

San Diego-based DJO Global Inc., a medical device company, has signed a license agreement with the University of Utah to develop a new kind of prosthesis for above-the-knee amputees, most of them war veterans. The device, called a percutaneous osseointegrated prosthesis (POP), involves an implant in the femur that protrudes through the skin and attaches to a prosthetic limb. The company’s surgical business unit, DJO Surgical, said that prior development efforts have encountered difficulty with infection at the site where the implant protrudes through the skin. At the University of Utah, Dr. Roy Bloebaum and a team of researchers have developed a device using  DJO Surgical’s new proprietary titanium P2 (P-squared) porous coating, which  provides a “soft tissue seal” around the device to prevent bacteria from entering the body. Initial trial sites are expected to be within the Veterans Administration system and most patients are expected to be war veteran amputees.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Explores Use
of Algae to Develop Clean Renewable Biofuel

Scripps Institution of Oceanography is partnering with Southern California Gas Co. to design a system for developing algae into a clean, renewable biofuel that would one day replace non-renewable fossil fuels. Scripps researchers hope to leverage algae’s natural ability to absorb CO2 in the environment and convert it into oil rich biomass or biomethane or refined into fossil fuel replacements. After extracting the oils for biodiesel, the remaining biomass can be sold as a safe, protein-rich animal feed. The collaboration will include a study to explore  how algae production systems currently in development could most effectively capture industrial CO2 emissions.

U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce to Hold
Orientation for 2013 Business Trip to China

The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce has scheduled an orientation Tuesday for persons interested in joining its business trip to China next year. The orientation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the World Resources Simulation Center, 1088 Third Ave., San Diego. The business trip, scheduled for April 8-16, 2013, will be centered on  sustainability and the future of green business in China.  The chamber said it has chosen an itinerary that will showcase the beautiful, educational and enriching sites of China. It’s an opportunity to obtain valuable business contacts and discover China’s economic market firsthand, as well as visit the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, the Forbidden City and the Emperor’s Palace. The group will travel from Beijing to Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou . The orientation will include a presentation detailing itinerary, cost, and other logistics of the nine-day trip, which will include all food, airfare and 5-Star hotels.

Nominations Invited for 2012
Orchids & Onions Awards

The San Diego Architectural Foundation is soliciting nominations for the 2012 Orchids & Onions Awards, the annual program singling out outstanding and outlandish architectural projects and programs. The deadline for submitting nominations is Aug. 15. Categories include architecture, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable design and miscellaneous — everything else. The awards are to be presented Oct. 11 at a site to be announced later. For more information, visit orchidsandonions.org.

Stuart Mathis Named President of
The UPS Store Franchise Network

UPS has named Tim Davis president of The UPS Store franchise network, replacing Stuart Mathis, who is retiring. Davis has served as vice president of operations for The UPS Store network since 2009 after joining the company in 2002 as vice president of technology. He also has held the position of vice president/general manager of iShip Inc., a UPS subsidiary. Prior to joining The UPS Store franchise network, he held a variety of leadership positions for ConnectShip  Inc. (formerly TanData Corp.), including vice president of operations and sales.

Small Business Workshops (SCORE San Diego)

For more information, call (619) 557-7272

• Aug. 1 – Legal Issues for Small Business – Organizational Structure – 9 a.m. to noon at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

• Aug. 2 – Financial Statements – What They Mean, How to Use Them – 9:30 a.m. to noon at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door).

• Aug. 7 – Financing Your Business – 9 a.m. to noon at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door).

• Aug. 8 – Import / Export – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).


The Daily Business Report is produced by SD METRO. Contact: Manny Cruz (619) 287-1865. manny@sandiegometro.com.


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