Home » Archive

Diagnostics

Diagnostics, News, Syndication, Xconomy »

ASCO Wrap-Up: A Summary of This Week’s Cancer R&D Headlines

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2012 .
No Comments

There’s so much going on in the world of cancer drug R&D that it’s hard to keep up with all the news about drugs that are changing the standards of care. And quite a few of those standards are…

[[Click headline to continue reading.]]

More...

Diagnostics, News, Syndication, Xconomy »

Hologic Buys Gen-Probe for $3.7B, Making Molecular Diagnostics Push

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 30th, 2012 .
No Comments

Hologic has made big-money acquisitions before, and today it’s making another sizable one. The Bedford, MA-based maker of women’s health products (NASDAQ: HOLX) said today it has agreed to purchase…

[[Click headline to continue reading.]]

More...

Diagnostics, News, Syndication, Xconomy »

Illumina Stays Independent, Roche Walking Away

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 18th, 2012 .
No Comments

Illumina will remain an independent company, at least for now. The San Diego-based company (NASDAQ: ILMN), the market leading maker of DNA sequencing instruments, fended off a hostile takeover bid by…

[[Click headline to continue reading.]]

More...

Diagnostics, News, Syndication, Xconomy »

AIDS Drugs Were the Start. Let’s See More FDA Accelerated Approvals

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 12th, 2012 .
No Comments

There’s been a lot of talk in biotech lately about the need for reforms at the FDA, to make it run faster and more predictably. One idea is taking shape in a bill starting to move through Congress….

[[Click headline to continue reading.]]

More...

Diagnostics, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Featured, SDBN Blog »

San Diego’s Biotechnology Companies: Who’s Taking Off?

Posted by Lara March 8th, 2012 .
No Comments

Here at SDBN we’ve been updating our directory of 400+ San Diego biotech companies.  We were surprised to find close to 40 companies removed from the local scene – due to acquisition or shut down.  But we also found a net gain in companies, with 68 added. We’ve begun to add some of the ‘provenances’ of new companies, as well as what’s happened to those that are no longer listed, and welcome your comments and additions as well, please leave them as a comment below. Note that some companies …

More...

Diagnostics, News, Syndication, Xconomy »

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Aragon, Illumina, CareFusion, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 8th, 2012 .
No Comments

We saw some sizable deals in the life sciences domain over the past week, including an interesting partnership that Domain Associates formed with Moscow-based Rusnano. —The venture capital firm…

[[Click headline to continue reading.]]

More...

Diagnostics, News, Syndication, Xconomy »

Five Reasons Illumina Should Fight Roche’s Insulting Low-Ball Bid

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 5th, 2012 .
No Comments

Illumina is like the Apple of the genomics business. Tools made by the San Diego company (NASDAQ: ILMN) are revered by genomics researchers around the world just like millions of consumers love their…

[[Click headline to continue reading.]]

More...

Diagnostics, News, Syndication, Xconomy »

San Diego Life Sciences News: AnaptysBio, Life, NeuroGenetic & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 12th, 2012 .
No Comments

There was a whole lot of life sciences news over the past week. Here’s my roundup. —Carlsbad-based Life Technologies (NASDAQ: LIFE) said it’s taking orders for a benchtop genome sequencer that can to…

[[Click headline to continue reading.]]

More...

Diagnostics, News, Syndication, Xconomy »

Five Myths You’ll Hear This Week at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 9th, 2012 .
No Comments

Biotech pilgrims are gathering today for the biggest industry frenzy of the year, the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. This confab in San Francisco’s Union Square is the singular place each year…

[[Click headline to continue reading.]]

More...

Diagnostics, News, Syndication, Xconomy »

Elevation Partners Grabs $17M, NanoSort Wins Grants, NIH Collaborates with Afraxis on Rare Disease R&D, & More San Diego Life Sciences News

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 29th, 2011 .
No Comments

Funding needed to advance innovative technologies came in small dollops for several local life sciences startups last week, although one company got a big serving. Our weekly briefing begins now….

[[Click headline to continue reading.]]

More...