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West Coast Biotech Roundup: ARCH, Ebola, ViaCyte, Calithera & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 28th, 2014 .
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Lots of news this week up and down the coast and up and down the biotech food chain. We’ve got a new twist (or fold, if you prefer) on academic Ebola research at the University of Washington,…

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AirStrip Raises $25M to Expand into Home Health, Foreign Markets

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 27th, 2014 .
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AirStrip, a San Antonio, TX-based company integrating mobile health and IT technologies, has raised $25 million in a strategic funding round that includes new and existing investors. In a statement,…

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San Diego Venture Group Names Mike Krenn as New President

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 27th, 2014 .
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The San Diego Venture Group is announcing a change in command. Mike Krenn, a veteran San Diego marketing and business development executive, is succeeding Dave Titus as president of the nonprofit…

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Coelacanths And Other IPO Thoughts Before The Autumn Markets Return

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 26th, 2014 .
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Ah, the final week of summer. Would that it could go on forever. And thanks for reading this on your mobile device with your toes in the sand. Just don’t forget to take a dip or toss a Frisbee…

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Roche To Pay $8.3B For Intermune: Who’s Next In Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Sunday it would buy Intermune (NASDAQ: ITMN) of Brisbane, CA, for $8.3 billion. It’s by far the high water mark of a growing wave in recent years of deals…

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BioKier Takes a Shot at a New Kind of Diabetes Drug

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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Diabetics know all too well that needle sticks are a routine part of managing their disease. Insulin injections have been part of the diabetes standard of care for decades. And in recent years, a new…

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Biotech Unveils Drug for Viral Infections Tied to Cervical Cancer

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 22nd, 2014 .
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A small San Diego biotech has identified a drug that appears to prevent several subtypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV) from replicating—including the two HPV subtypes that cause 70 percent…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Ebola, Mapp, Tekmira, ViaCyte & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 21st, 2014 .
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Big news this morning: two Americans treated with an experimental Ebola treatment have recovered and are now out of the hospital. (A third person, a Spaniard, who received the treatment unfortunately…

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Sanford-Burnham Seeks Improved Pharma Ties with New CEO from GSK

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 19th, 2014 .
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Following an executive search that took about 18 months, San Diego’s Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute named a new CEO today. He is Perry Nisen, a pediatric cancer specialist who specialized…

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HealthQuest Capital Raises $110M for Debut Fund with Medtech Focus

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 19th, 2014 .
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HealthQuest Capital, founded last year by Sofinnova Ventures partner Garheng Kong, says it has raised $110 million for its debut fund and already has invested in several medical technology and…

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