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Scientists Win $13 Million Grant in AIDS Vaccine Effort

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 16th, 2014 .
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“The long-term goal is to elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV,” says Professor Richard Wyatt of TSRI and IAVI.

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So Long and Thanks for All the Health Care, Biotechnology News

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 13th, 2014 .
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(Editor’s note: This is the final column on biotechnology and health care from Meghana Keshavan, who leaves the San Diego Business Journal as of this issue to join a national online publication focused on innovation in the health care industry.)

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Pfenex Seeking $74.8M in Initial Public Offering

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 13th, 2014 .
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Pfenex Inc., a spinoff of Dow Chemical Co., is the latest San Diego biotech to file for an initial public offering. The company is looking to raise $74.8 million as it focuses development on a growing class of drugs called biosimilars, which are projec…

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The sorrows of Isis

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 13th, 2014 .
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Isis the biotech is not Isis the Al Qaeda offshoot in Iraq and Syria.

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Passing the baton for cancer research

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 12th, 2014 .
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Scientists at our Lake Nona campus participated in “The Baton Pass” this morning to raise money for cancer research.

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The School of GoPro: Founder Nick Woodman’s Five Lessons for Success

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 12th, 2014 .
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Nick Woodman, Muir ’97, entered the Price Center West ballroom to a roaring crowd, flanked by his wife, Jill, and his friends Neil Dana and Justin Wilkenfeld. He met all of them at UC San Diego, and, today, they all double as his colleagues at GoPro — the wildly successful camera company born from his love of surfing.

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Mission Accomplished

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 12th, 2014 .
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Both Patricia Campbell and Christy Rodriguez began their UC San Diego academic careers in 1967 as part of Muir College’s first undergraduate class. After years of developing their careers and taking care of their families, the two, coincidentally, will be among the 7,045 graduating students participating in campus’s commencement ceremonies June 14-16.

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UC San Diego Community Comes Together For Triton 5K

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 12th, 2014 .
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Nearly 3,000 alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members returned to UC San Diego Saturday for the Triton 5K. They joined together to walk, run, volunteer and celebrate all things UC San Diego. The university’s race was part of the annual Alumni Weekend hosted June 5 through 8 by UCSD Alumni. This year, the event raised more than $270,000 for student scholarships, bringing the total amount raised to support undergraduates to $3.9 million since the 5K was established in 1996.

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Dendreon, Venter, Orexigen, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 12th, 2014 .
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What did we learn out west the past seven days? Orexigen will have to wait at least three more months to learn if it can market its obesity drug. Four companies in our coverage cities inched closer…

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Isis Pharma charges ahead, CEO says near profit

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 11th, 2014 .
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CEO Stanley T. Crooke describes Isis’ expanding drug pipeline.

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