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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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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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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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FDA Delays Action on Orexigen’s Anti-Obesity Drug by 3 Months

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 11th, 2014 .
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The share price of San Diego’s Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX), which had been riding a wave of investor anticipation, lost over a dollar, or more than 16 percent, after the FDA extended its…

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UC San Diego Neonatal Neurologist Awarded Grant from The Hartwell Foundation

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 11th, 2014 .
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MJ Harbert, MD, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of an Individual Biomedical Research Award by The Hartwell Foundation for her project “Brain Activity During Birth for Prediction of Newborns at Risk for Brain Injury.”

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As Its Investors Reap Returns, venBio Aims for a Bigger Second Fund

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 10th, 2014 .
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San Francisco life sciences venture firm venBio is making news these days with entrances and exits. Since its $180 million inaugural fund closed in 2011, two of its portfolio companies have become…

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Obesity-related disease trigger found, says UCSD team

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 9th, 2014 .
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Excess of fatty acids starts the process, even before obesity begins.

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Zogenix fights new Zohydro ER restrictions

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 9th, 2014 .
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Lawsuit against the restrictions to be heard in federal court Tuesday.

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