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Pfenex Seeking $74.8M in Initial Public Offering

June 13, 2014 – 3:12 pm | Edit Post

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…

The sorrows of Isis

June 13, 2014 – 11:30 am | Edit Post

Isis the biotech is not Isis the Al Qaeda offshoot in Iraq and Syria.

Passing the baton for cancer research

June 12, 2014 – 12:29 pm | Edit Post

Scientists at our Lake Nona campus participated in “The Baton Pass” this morning to raise money for cancer research.

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

June 12, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post
The School of GoPro: Founder Nick Woodman’s Five Lessons for Success

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.

Mission Accomplished

June 12, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

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.

UC San Diego Community Comes Together For Triton 5K

June 12, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post
UC San Diego Community Comes Together For Triton 5K

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.

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

June 12, 2014 – 5:40 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Dendreon, Venter, Orexigen, & More

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

June 11, 2014 – 6:38 pm | Edit Post

CEO Stanley T. Crooke describes Isis’ expanding drug pipeline.

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

June 11, 2014 – 1:17 pm | Edit Post
FDA Delays Action on Orexigen’s Anti-Obesity Drug by 3 Months

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

June 11, 2014 – 1:05 pm | Edit Post
UC San Diego Neonatal Neurologist Awarded Grant from The Hartwell Foundation

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.”