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Brazil: Ready for Future Growth in Health Care

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 9th, 2014 .
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The eyes of the world are on Brazil. It is one of the most dynamic countries in the southern hemisphere; the sixth-largest economy in the world; and host of the World Cup, now drawing to a close. In…

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Outside San Diego, Illumina Looks to Wisconsin for Key R&D

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 8th, 2014 .
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When an acquisition occurs, the worst-case scenario for the community of the purchased company usually occurs when the buyer gobbles up the pieces it wants and shutters the local operations. But this…

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San Diego’s Synthorx Adds To Genetic Alphabet, Aims for Bio-Products

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 7th, 2014 .
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[Corrected 5/7/14, 2 pm See below.] A group of scientists in San Diego who found a way to insert synthesized nucleotides into DNA—and who succeeded in coaxing the synthetic DNA to replicate in…

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Organizing For Aging—An Investment Imperative

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 5th, 2014 .
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Starting now, venture capitalists should reflect on an opportunity that probably occupies them very little. They know they are in the medical progress business, having financed numerous hard-won…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Otonomy, Verdezyne, and IPOs

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 2nd, 2014 .
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It was another busy week for San Diego’s life sciences sector. Here’s my roundup. —The federal Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act that was enacted two years ago has made it easier for…

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Wireless Health Summit: Barriers to Adoption and Tools for Change

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 1st, 2014 .
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As a co-founder and CEO of the San Diego-based Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, Rob McCray has spent the past decade or longer shepherding the convergence of innovative wireless technologies and…

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At Two-Year Mark, JOBS Act Is Regulation Even A Biotech Can Love

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 1st, 2014 .
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It’s been two years since President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law and revamped the rules that govern private companies trying to raise money from all types of…

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Otonomy Raises $49M to Advance 3 Drugs for Treating Ear Diseases

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 30th, 2014 .
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Otonomy, the San Diego biopharmaceutical startup developing new treatments for diseases and disorders of the ear, has refined its strategy, raised capital, and advanced three drug candidates in the…

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BioPharma Learns From Marvel, Begins Real Life Search For “X-Men”

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 30th, 2014 .
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Biopharma employees read, as you might expect, a wide spectrum of scientific journals and trade publications. What might be surprising is that their reading lists appear to have expanded recently to…

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A Big Day for Xconomy: Introducing Elise Craig and Alex Lash

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 21st, 2014 .
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At a growing media startup like Xconomy, there’s no task more thrilling than welcoming new editors and writers on board. Today is especially exciting, because I’ve got not one but two additions to…

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