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Glaxo Setting Up San Diego Outpost to Oversee its Westward Expansion

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 25th, 2013 .
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The British multinational pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) is establishing an R&D outpost in San Diego to help manage its relationships with venture capital firms, and to prospect…

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The Biotech Startup Class of 2013: Don’t Worry, It’s a Short List

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 18th, 2013 .
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[Updated: 5 pm PT 12/04/13] We’ve heard a lot this year about the IPO boom for biotech companies. Even after a few high-profile blowups (Ariad, Sarepta), the public biotech stock indexes are still…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: IPOs, Illumina, KFx Medical, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 17th, 2013 .
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The surge in U.S. initial public offerings has continued. According to the IPO experts at Renaissance Capital, there have been 44 healthcare IPOs across the country so far this year—the most in…

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BioNano Genomics Raises $10M from Venture Investors

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 2nd, 2013 .
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San Diego’s BioNano Genomics said today it has raised $10 million in venture financing to continue commercializing its long-strand gene sequencing technology in the United States, Europe, and Asia….

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Ex-CEO Shoots Two, OncoSec, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 19th, 2013 .
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[Updated 9/21/13 8 pm. See below.] It was a quiet week for life sciences news in San Diego, except for a shooting spree in La Jolla that wounded two people, including a prominent UC San Diego cancer…

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Don’t Be Naïve: 7 Things to Know Before Taking a Biotech Startup Job

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 16th, 2013 .
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You’ve spent years working hard to hone your skills in science, medicine, or business. You’ve accomplished things, and you have the talent and desire to do more. You may be bored, or stuck at a…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Isis, Neurocrine, MEI, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 12th, 2013 .
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Isis Pharmaceuticals extended its reach in neurological drugs this week by signing its fourth collaboration agreement with Biogen Idec. We have that and the rest of San Diego’s life sciences news…

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Applied Proteomics Snags $28M to Look for Disease Markers in Blood

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 21st, 2013 .
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San Diego’s Applied Proteomics, founded in 2007 to automate the process of accurately measuring all the protein fragments in a drop of blood, has raised $28 million in a Series C round of financing….

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Sequenom Discloses 75 Layoffs as Part of Cost-Cutting Reorganization

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 19th, 2013 .
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San Diego-based Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM), which specializes in molecular diagnostics and genetic analysis, plans to lay off 75 employees, or nearly 13 percent of its workforce, as part of a…

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La Jolla Institute Extends 25-Year Partnership with Japanese Pharma

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 30th, 2013 .
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[Corrected 8/01/13, 00:30 am. See below.] The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology says it has extended its industry-academic collaboration with the California-based subsidiary of Kyowa…

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