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Clinical Trial To Test Safety of Stem Cell-Derived Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

September 9, 2014 – 3:00 pm | Edit Post

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, in partnership with ViaCyte, Inc., a San Diego-based biotechnology firm specializing in regenerative medicine, have launched the first-ever human Phase I/II clinical trial of a …

Jatropha grower SGB raises $11 million

September 9, 2014 – 2:40 pm | Edit Post

Saying its high-yield jatropha is ready to sell, biotech SGB has raised $11 million.

Jatropha grower SGB raises $11 million

September 9, 2014 – 2:40 pm | Edit Post

Saying its high-yield jatropha is ready to sell, biotech SGB has raised $11 million.

After Restructuring, SGB Raises $11M for Jatropha Commercialization

September 9, 2014 – 2:31 pm | Edit Post
After Restructuring, SGB Raises $11M for Jatropha Commercialization

San Diego-based SGB, the agricultural biotech previously known as SG Biofuels, says today it has raised $11 million in a Series C round of financing that will be used to drive its revised…

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After Restructuring, SGB Raises $11M for Jatropha Commercialization

September 9, 2014 – 2:31 pm | Edit Post

San Diego-based SGB, the agricultural biotech previously known as SG Biofuels, says today it has raised $11 million in a Series C round of financing that will be used to drive its revised…
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UC San Diego Named Nation’s 8th Best Public University by U.S. News and World Report

September 8, 2014 – 9:10 pm | Edit Post
UC San Diego Named Nation’s 8th Best Public University by U.S. News and World Report

The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 8th best public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s 2015 Best Colleges guidebook, released today, ranks UC San Diego 37th best university in the U.S. among more than 200 public, private and for-profit institutions.

UC San Diego Named Nation’s 8th Best Public University by U.S. News and World Report

September 8, 2014 – 9:10 pm | Edit Post
UC San Diego Named Nation’s 8th Best Public University by U.S. News and World Report

The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 8th best public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s 2015 Best Colleges guidebook, released today, ranks UC San Diego 37th best university in the U.S. among more than 200 public, private and for-profit institutions.

FDA OKs Astute Medical’s First Diagnostic for Acute Kidney Injury

September 8, 2014 – 5:11 pm | Edit Post
FDA OKs Astute Medical’s First Diagnostic for Acute Kidney Injury

San Diego-based Astute Medical, founded in 2007 to identify and validate protein biomarkers that can be used to improve the diagnosis of high-risk medical conditions, says the FDA has cleared its new…

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FDA OKs Astute Medical’s First Diagnostic for Acute Kidney Injury

September 8, 2014 – 5:11 pm | Edit Post

San Diego-based Astute Medical, founded in 2007 to identify and validate protein biomarkers that can be used to improve the diagnosis of high-risk medical conditions, says the FDA has cleared its new…
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Potential diabetes cure up for more funding

September 8, 2014 – 1:18 pm | Edit Post

ViaCyte is likely to get nearly $17 million this week to advance its stem cell therapy.