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Johnson & Johnson’s New Innovation Center Part of Broader Initiative

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 7th, 2013 .
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Investing in biotechnology is a riskier bet these days. The community of life sciences venture capital firms is contracting, despite scientific advances across many fields like genomics, immunology,…

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Cellana Cuts Algae Biofuel Deal with Finland Oil Giant

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 6th, 2013 .
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Algae biofuel was hot, then cold. Now it looks to be warming up again—kinda, sorta, maybe. San Diego-based Cellana is the latest example of an aspiring algae biofuel company that has been given…

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The Biotech IPO Scorecard: Who’s Up, Who’s Down in 2013

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 3rd, 2013 .
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Remember Plexxikon? The Berkeley, CA-based company had a lot of talent for structural biology-based drug design, an impressive new treatment for melanoma, and a strong management team. Two years ago,…

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There’s Less Pie in the Sky as Wireless Health Gets Connected

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 30th, 2013 .
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Attendance at the annual Wireless-Life Sciences Convergence Summit in San Diego has remained relatively steady in recent years (the first conference was held in 2006), but there has been a phase…

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Juan Enriquez on the Forces Shaping Innovation: A Napa Summit Preview

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 21st, 2013 .
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What are the most powerful forces affecting innovation and the economy? That is one of the key questions facing the nation as we inch our way out of the economic mire. Juan Enriquez may not have all…

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Zillions of Biotech Conferences Want You. Which Should You Attend?

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 20th, 2013 .
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Biotech industry conferences are happening, somewhere on this green Earth, every day. If you’ve been around a while, and you’ve attended a few, chances are you get invitations, or marketing pitches,…

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Ambit Slices Price of IPO, Increases Number of Shares Offered

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 16th, 2013 .
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San Diego’s Ambit Biosciences cut the share price of its planned IPO by nearly half yesterday, but still managed to raise about $65 million by increasing the number of shares in its debut offering….

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Ambit Slices Price of IPO, Increases Number of Shares Offered

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 16th, 2013 .
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San Diego’s Ambit Biosciences cut the share price of its planned IPO by nearly half yesterday, but still managed to raise about $65 million by increasing the number of shares in its debut offering….

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Henri Termeer on Startups, Drug Prices, Getting Older (Part 2)

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 14th, 2013 .
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Yesterday, we ran the first part of a wide-ranging interview with Henri Termeer, the legendary biotech entrepreneur and former CEO of Cambridge, MA-based Genzyme. He spoke about what kinds of…

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Henri Termeer on Startups, Drug Prices, Getting Older (Part 1)

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 13th, 2013 .
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Henri Termeer could have easily faded away into obscurity a couple years ago. The biotech pioneer could have relaxed at his oceanside home in Maine, played a little golf. Or, if he wanted, he could…

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