Vista, CA– The city of Vista may be known for its award-winning microbreweries, but there are plenty of other exciting things brewing in high tech labs around this innovative north San Diego County city. For example, inside a highly specialized laboratory at Exagen Inc. off Liberty Way in Vista, scientists are working on groundbreaking tools to help physicians better diagnose and monitor autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, giving hope to patients with major unmet medical needs.
Only a mile away, off Park Center Drive in the Vista Business Park, Leica Biosystems is developing technology that allows clinicians to efficiently provide patients a highly confident diagnosis within 24-hours after a biopsy. The global cancer diagnostics company (formerly Aperio Technologies), was even recently awarded a US patent for its breakthrough Real-Time Focusing extreme speed scanning technology. These companies are just two of several healthcare tech-focused companies that make up Vista’s burgeoning life sciences industry, including RXSafe, Access Biologicals, IntuBrite, and Sommetrics, to name a few. In fact, Vista is home to dozens of innovative companies, from precision medicine to electronics, AI, cybersecurity, manufacturing and more. Vista has launched a new series that will spotlight these innovative companies and how they impact the region as a whole. Find out more how Vista is growing the city’s innovation hub here.