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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Seragon, Ambrx, Pregenen, and More

July 3, 2014 – 8:30 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Seragon, Ambrx, Pregenen, and More

Our nominee for the just-created “Bio Man with the Midas Touch” award goes to Richard Heyman, who co-founded San Diego’s Seragon Pharmaceuticals 11 months ago. Roche’s Genentech unit agreed yesterday…

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Scripps Research meeting minutes

July 2, 2014 – 12:47 pm | Edit Post

Meeting minutes outline TSRI’s partnership strategy.

Scripps Research projects $21M deficit

July 2, 2014 – 11:15 am | Edit Post

Institute President Michael Marletta says center remains on solid financial footing.

Artificial embryonic stem cells have quality problems: study

July 2, 2014 – 10:00 am | Edit Post

Induced pluripotent stem cells have quality concerns, which may hinder use for therapy.

Meet our team: Rhiannon Bruni

July 2, 2014 – 7:33 am | Edit Post

This is an interview with Rhiannon Bruni, senior communications specialist at our La Jolla, Calif., campus.

Seragon purchased for up to $1.7 billion

July 2, 2014 – 6:35 am | Edit Post

San Diego developer of breast cancer drugs, was spun out of Aragon Pharma last year.

VenBio Scores Again as Genentech Pays $1.7B+ for Seragon Pharma

July 2, 2014 – 5:21 am | Edit Post
VenBio Scores Again as Genentech Pays $1.7B+ for Seragon Pharma

The big year for San Francisco, CA-based life sciences venture firm venBio just got bigger. Genentech, the big cancer drugmaker from the Bay Area, has agreed to buy a less than one-year-old San…

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Synchroneuron Nets $20M to Combat Drug-Induced Movement Disorder

July 2, 2014 – 4:55 am | Edit Post
Synchroneuron Nets $20M to Combat Drug-Induced Movement Disorder

With a few tweaks, Synchroneuron believes it’s been able to turn an old, flawed drug for alcoholism into a new one for a completely different disorder. Now the Waltham, MA-based startup has just…

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Some stem cell methods closer to “gold standard” than others

July 1, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

LA JOLLA—Researchers around the world have turned to stem cells, which have the potential to develop into any cell type in the body, for potential regenerative and disease therapeutics.

Some stem cell methods closer to “gold standard” than others

July 1, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

LA JOLLA—Researchers around the world have turned to stem cells, which have the potential to develop into any cell type in the body, for potential regenerative and disease therapeutics.