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U.S. Regulators Ask Three Labs For Mapp Biopharmaceutical’s ZMapp Ebola Plans

October 17, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Cowen and Company: Best Buys, Favorable Biotech Outlook Remain

October 17, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

RNAi Startup Solstice Biologics Whose Founder Was Shot By A Disgrunted Biotech Exec Just Raised $7.5 Million

October 17, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Solstice Biologics, an interesting RNAi therapeutics company that has attracted attention for the wrong reasons, has raised $7.5 million, according to a regulatory filing, building on the $18 million raised last year from venBio and Aeris Capital. The San Francisco company is figuring out how to get RNAi-based drugs to cross multiple cell types to treat different kinds of tissues.Less…

Masimo Corporation To Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results After Market Close On Wednesday, October 29th

October 17, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – October 17, 2014) – Highlighted Links Masimo Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that it…

VG Life Sciences, Inc. Announces Upgrading To OTCQB Marketplace

October 17, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VG Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB: VGLS) is a biotechnology company focused on developing treatments for patients suffering from autoimmune and infectious diseases. Company Achieves Key Milestone with Upgrade to OTCQB Marketplace<…

West Coast Biotech Roundup: Illumina, Atara, Invitae, Canaan & More

October 17, 2014 – 3:30 am | Edit Post

From big venture firms to tiny genomics startups, we’ve got plenty to round up this week—beyond biotech, too, as the San Francisco Giants head east to the biggest baseball rodeo for the…
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VC Funding Still Robust as Year-to-Date Total Exceeds 2013

October 16, 2014 – 9:01 pm | Edit Post

Venture capital activity is down from a 13-year high during the second quarter, but a new MoneyTree Report released today shows that venture funding was still going strong in the three months that…

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U of Minnesota denies (sort of) Ebola can be airborne

October 16, 2014 – 8:16 pm | Edit Post

Article stating that airborne transmission is possible was just a guest commentary, the university said.

NuVasive Announces Conference Call and Webcast of Third Quarter 2014 Results

October 16, 2014 – 1:30 pm | Edit Post

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 16, 2014) – NuVasive, Inc. ( NASDAQ : NUVA ), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that its third quarter 2014 earnings announcement will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2014, after the close of the market.

Canaan Closes $675M Fund, One Of Venture’s Ten Largest This Year

October 16, 2014 – 11:07 am | Edit Post

In a year of big venture capital numbers, Canaan Partners has provided one of the biggest. The Westport, CT-based firm announced Thursday a $675 million fund, its tenth. As with its previous general…

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