By Marie Daghlian Early stage venture financing in the San Diego area experienced a massive boom in capital raised in the first quarter of 2018 as four biotech companies raised an impressive $240 million. It was more than twice the amount raised in early stage rounds in all of 2017. Early Stage Venture Capital Funding [...]
Charles River 23rd Annual Biotechnology-Derived Therapeutics Perspectives on Nonclinical Development Symposium
The Charles River 23rd Annual Biotechnology-Derived Therapeutics Perspectives on Nonclinical Development symposium will be held September 11-13, 2017 at Cape Rey Resort, Carlsbad, CA. This three-day symposium with five sessions has a jam-packed agenda with case study presentations from industry leaders from Bluebird, Janssen, Pfizer and Amgen in the nonclinical development of biotherapeutics. Don’t miss out on [...]
Behind every patient stands thousands of scientists and researchers working together to develop life-saving treatments. So what happens when a patient meets the people that helped save her life? Watch this 8-minute documentary as Ginger Tam, a lung-cancer patient, meets the researchers who worked on her cancer treatment.
Intro of feature from KPBS about drug industry payments to doctors at San Diego-area hospitals: "Drug and device company payments to physicians may influence prescribing practices and treatment recommendations that may not be in the best interests of patients, especially when cheaper equivalents are available. Doctors have accepted free meals, gifts, travel expenses and other [...]
Intro article from Venture Beat on Scripps Research teaming with Playmatics on a game lab portal: "Scripps Research is partnering with game studio Playmatics to create a Science Game Lab portal for games that will support citizen science. The portal’s aim is to get people excited about science through games and gamification of science, or making [...]
A brief feature from Business Insider on Illumina and Jay Flatley - an excerpt: "Illumina might not necessarily be a company with a household name, but it has an immense presence within the life sciences industry. And Jay Flatley, the company's outgoing CEO, is the man who made it all happen. Flatley essentially created a market [...]
Intro of CIRM's press release on the "first of its kind center to accelerate stem cell development" that will be located in San Diego: "How do you overcome obstacles slowing the progress of even the most promising stem cell therapies? Simple, you create a new, innovative center that has the skill, experience and expertise to help [...]
From Bloomberg: "Rick White, Sure Genomics co-founder, discusses the company's DNA testing kits for consumers and the regulatory issues surrounding genetic testing with Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West."
A great feature from Paul Tullis/Nature profiles UCSD professor Pieter Dorrestein, his early work, and how he now "uses mass spectrometry to eavesdrop on the molecular conversations between microbes and their world." The intro: "Apart from the treadmill desk, Pieter Dorrestein's office at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is unremarkable: there is a circular [...]
From Amirah Al Idrus/FierceMedicalDevices: "Spine specialist NuVasive ($NUVA) bolstered its product lineup when it acquired Ellipse in January. Now, the San Diego-based company is looking toward increasing its value-based healthcare offerings with the $98 million acquisition of Biotronic NeuroNetwork, which monitors patients' nervous systems during surgery. Biotronic provides real-time, remote monitoring of patients' neurophysiology to [...]