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SD Life Sciences Roundup: Takeda Consolidates, Startups Raise Cash

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 24th, 2012 .
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It’s been a busy week for startup funding, with Obalon Therapeutics, Aperio Technologies, Topera, and Ivera Medical closing on financing deals. We’ve also got drug development news from Ocera…

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MediciNova Misses Primary Goal in Mid-Stage Trial of IV Asthma Drug

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 23rd, 2012 .
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It was clear that San Diego’s MediciNova (NASDAQ: MNOV) had a lot riding on the outcome of a mid-stage trial of the company’s lead drug candidate, bedoradrine sulfate. As I reported recently,…

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Cytori to Present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Healthcare Conference on June 5

Posted by Mary Canady May 23rd, 2012 .
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SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – May 23, 2012) – Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) will present and provide a corporate update from the Jefferies 2012 Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM ET.
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Aegis Therapeutics Awarded Patent for Octreotide Formulations Suitable for Oral and Metered Nasal Spray Delivery

Posted by Mary Canady May 21st, 2012 .
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SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – May 21, 2012) – Aegis Therapeutics LLC announced today that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,133,863 providing broad protection for pharmaceutical composition of octreotide. The highly stable octreotide formulations…

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Who’s on Biotech’s Endangered Species List? Mid-Sized Drug Developers

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 21st, 2012 .
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Only a few companies have ever been successful enough to call themselves Big Biotechs. If boards and shareholders lack vision and guts, we’ll look back in few years and wonder why the Big Biotechs…

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Who’s on Biotech’s Endangered Species List? Mid-Sized Drugmakers

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 21st, 2012 .
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[Updated: 9:20 pm PT] Only a few companies have ever been successful enough to call themselves Big Biotechs. If boards and shareholders lack vision and guts, we’ll look back in a few years and wonder…

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For Those on Watch, Hope Springs Eternal as Hair Trials Inch Along

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 18th, 2012 .
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Waiting for the biotech industry to advance new treatments for male pattern baldness (as well as female hair loss) might seem about as exciting as watching hair grow. But some people have a lot of…

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For Those on Watch, Hope Springs Eternal as Hair Trials Inch Along

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 18th, 2012 .
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Waiting for the biotech industry to advance new treatments for male pattern baldness (as well as female hair loss) might seem about as exciting as watching hair grow. But some people have a lot of…

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SD Biotech Roundup: Elevation Pharmaceuticals, BioSurplus, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 17th, 2012 .
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We’re anticipating a lot of news out of a big cancer conference that begins next week in Chicago. Here is your head start. —Cancer researchers have talked for decades about finding the silver bullet…

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Xconomist of the Week: Tom Maniatis on Prize4Life and ALS Research

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 17th, 2012 .
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A few years back, molecular geneticist Tom Maniatis was approached by a Harvard Business School student with a heart-wrenching story. The student, Avichai Kremer, then 29, had been diagnosed with…

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