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Prebys gives $25M to Salk endowment drive

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 1st, 2014 .
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Donation is largest to date for Salk’s $300 million endowment campaign.

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International Biotech Convention Will Highlight Region’s Progress

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 30th, 2014 .
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A forthcoming downtown convention will provide a platform for area companies to tout San Diego as one of the country’s most innovative hubs for biotechnology.

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Venture Capital Lured By San Diego Biotechs

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 30th, 2014 .
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Venture capital investment in San Diego’s life sciences arena is on the upswing, boosted by the lingering positive effects of a bullish biotech market, according to area VCs and a new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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What Price Technology? At NYT Health Confab, It’s a Loaded Question

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 30th, 2014 .
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The role of data and technological innovation in health care was front and center at a conference of top health experts from academia, industry and government, convened by the New York Times at the…

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Spinal cord, HIV stem cell treatments funded

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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California’s stem cell agency has awarded $14.3 million to resume clinical trials.

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Pedal the Cause funds local ground-breaking cancer research with inaugural grant awards

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—Pedal the Cause, the region’s only multiday cycling fundraiser where 100 percent of the net proceeds goes to support cancer research in San Diego, today announced five research projects funded by the inaugural 2013 event. The Pedal the Cause grants offer enough support for initial experiments, which will ideally lead to grants from federal sources and to large-scale studies.

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Chancellor Expands Education Opportunities Available to Students in Imperial Valley

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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Kathia Cortez, of Imperial Valley, and her twin brother Martin, will both be attending UC San Diego this fall as the first in their family to attend a four-year university, a dream realized because of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship program.

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A Snapshot of Success

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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When she first applied for computer science internships, Brina Lee, who had a bachelor’s in communications from UC San Diego and a background in marketing, felt like she’d hit a wall of rejection. Now fast-forward just two years, and with a master’s in computer science from UC San Diego under her belt, she is the first female engineer to have been hired at Instagram, the company behind the popular image-sharing app.

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Volcano, Twist, Calibr, ARMO, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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For scheduling purposes, we’re moving the West Coast biotech roundup to Thursday. That move, plus the long Memorial Day weekend, means a short week and a fairly short roundup. It’s like hanging…

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Pedal the Cause funds local ground-breaking cancer research with inaugural grant awards

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—Pedal the Cause, the region’s only multiday cycling fundraiser where 100 percent of the net proceeds goes to support cancer research in San Diego, today announced five research projects funded by the inaugural 2013 event. The Pedal the Cause grants offer enough support for initial experiments, which will ideally lead to grants from federal sources and to large-scale studies.

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