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Targazyme, Inc. Awarded SBIR Grant From National Eye Institute

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 31st, 2014 .
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Targazyme, Inc. Awarded SBIR Grant From National Eye Institute

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Illumina Appoints Google Exec Huber to Its Board

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 31st, 2014 .
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Illumina Inc. announced that Jeff Huber, senior vice president at Google Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors.

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Consumer Reports slams opioids

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 31st, 2014 .
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Opioids overprescribed; Zohydro approval should be reconsidered, magazine says.

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Amgen Layoffs, Avalanche, Venter & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 31st, 2014 .
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Summer in Seattle is usually a joyous season, but with the big West Coast news this week, a gloom more typical of the city’s winter months settled over the biotech community. Amgen (NASDAQ:…

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A new way to generate insulin-producing cells in type 1 diabetes

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 31st, 2014 .
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A new way to generate insulin producing beta cells in Type 1 diabetes

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Venter Hires Google Translate Leader at Human Longevity Startup

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 30th, 2014 .
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Human Longevity, the San Diego startup founded by human genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter, says it has recruited Franz Och, a 42-year-old expert in machine learning and language translation, to…

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Epic Sciences Raises $30M to Advance Cancer Diagnostics

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 30th, 2014 .
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It’s been about six years since San Diego’s Epic Sciences was founded to commercialize technology that Peter Kuhn and others developed at The Scripps Research Institute for detecting and analyzing…

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Epic Sciences raises $30 million

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 30th, 2014 .
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Cancer test developer also hires biotech veteran Greg Lucier as chairman.

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UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Project Helps Firefighters Get a Jump on Wildfires

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 29th, 2014 .
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In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the U.S. has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Fo…

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CareFusion Subsidiary Receives Warning From FDA

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 29th, 2014 .
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The Food and Drug Administration has warned CareFusion 2200 Inc., a subsidiary of San Diego-based CareFusion Corp., that it failed to satisfactorily investigate and respond to 32 complaints of particulate matter and debris found in certain medical devices

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