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The Fiscal Cliff Is Forcing a Biomedical Day of Reckoning

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 31st, 2012 .
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Sarah Palin, the onetime candidate for the second-highest elected office in the U.S., once delivered a rant on the campaign trail about waste she perceived in federal support of fruit fly research….

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Avelas Bio Raises $7.65M to Advance Fluorescing Diagnostic for Cancer

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 6th, 2012 .
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San Diego’s Avelas Biosciences says today it has closed on $7.65 million in a Series A financing round—raised entirely from San Diego-based Avalon Ventures—to advance the use of fluorescing tags that…

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The Few and the Proud: The Biotech Startup Class of 2012

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 26th, 2012 .
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[Updated: 3:35 pm PT, 12/3/12] Quick: Can you name three exciting biotech companies that got started, in your city, in 2012? I can’t, as a citizen of Seattle. Chances are, no matter where you live in…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Allergan, Qualcomm Life, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 21st, 2012 .
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We saw a spate of funding deals and other activity in the week or so preceding Thanksgiving. Here’s our roundup of life sciences news, with best wishes from Xconomy for your Thanksgiving holiday….

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Dear Members of Congress: Don’t Gut the NIH Budget

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 19th, 2012 .
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In 1973, research spearheaded by Herbert Boyer at the University of California San Francisco and Stanley Cohen at Stanford University led to the discovery of recombinant DNA technology and, in turn,…

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Diagnostics Instrument Maker AutoGenomics Files Again for IPO

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 1st, 2012 .
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AutoGenomics, a Vista, CA-based company that specializes in molecular diagnostics systems, has filed for a $65 million Initial Public Offering (IPO), according to a recent regulatory filing. The…

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Brace Yourself: Biotech IPOs Are Beating Tech’s Big Names

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 13th, 2012 .
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The average American on the street has a Facebook account, an opinion about Facebook, heard about the Facebook initial public offering, and knows it collapsed. That same person doesn’t see how their…

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Bridesmaid No More: It is Time For Diagnostics To Shine

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 2nd, 2012 .
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A 41 year old HIV patient sits down with his physician to discuss his options. After a year of diagnostic tests that indicate stable CD4 cell counts, viral load, and creatinine levels, there has been…

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Who’s Still Active Among the Early-Stage Biotech VCs?

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 2nd, 2012 .
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Imagine for a moment you’re a hotshot biomedical scientist at a university. You have invented a technology in your lab that you think has potential to make a big difference for the world of medicine….

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Three Good Things About BIO 2012, and Four Not-so-Good

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 18th, 2012 .
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People from all over the world are gathering in Boston today to talk about biotech dreams. Like most years at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s international convention, at least 15,000…

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