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Innovation Grants and Unsung Life Sciences Startups of San Diego

April 22, 2015 – 9:01 pm

It comes as no surprise that federal grants for innovative research or technology transfer have become a lifeline for many early stage life sciences startups in the San Diego area. What may be…

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Napa Summit 2015: Request Your Invite to Xconomy’s Most Elite Event

April 22, 2015 – 8:44 am

What are the forces shaping our innovation future—and who are the leaders who will build it? We can’t promise all the answers, but we can promise an unusually intimate and inspiring discussion…

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Gene Therapy Upstart Dimension Nabs $65M From “Crossover” Backers

April 21, 2015 – 6:16 am

The race is on to be the first to market with a gene therapy for hemophilia. And one of the entrants just got a big round of funding in what looks like a prelude to an initial public offering….

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Intel, Edico Genome Working to Speed Analysis of Genomic Data

April 21, 2015 – 5:00 am

As some 3,000 experts in genomics and bioinformatics gather in Boston this morning for the opening of the 2015 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, San Diego’s Edico Genome announced it has forged a…

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Alnylam RNAi Drug Holds Up After Year of Treatment in Small Study

April 21, 2015 – 2:55 am

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals been saying for a few years now that its lead RNA interference drug can reduce the levels of a protein responsible for a rare, crippling nerve condition known as familial…

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San Diego First-Quarter VC Funding Hits $270M & Top 10 Deals

April 20, 2015 – 9:00 am

Venture funding for software staged a comeback in San Diego during the first quarter, with investments classified as software deals accounting for nearly $110 million, or 40 percent of the $270…

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Dip, But No Slowdown in First-Quarter VC Funding, & Top 10 Deals

April 16, 2015 – 9:01 pm

A new MoneyTree Report being released today shows that U.S. venture capital activity eased off during the first three months of 2015. Yet it still marked the fifth consecutive quarter in which U.S….

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: CRISPR, Doudna, Aduro, Amgen, NEA & More

April 16, 2015 – 2:27 pm

Berkeley, CA, is famous as the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, led by Mario Savio, and the modern foodie movement, led by godmother Alice Waters. What about the gene editing movement?…

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Healthcare Is Transforming Regardless of What Happens to the ACA

April 15, 2015 – 3:20 am

Powerful arguments and emotions continue to challenge the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Supreme Court, partisan ideology, presidential elections, and deeply held convictions about the…

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A New Day for Digital DNA

April 14, 2015 – 10:28 am

Digital technology and molecular biology are advancing in ever more wondrous ways, perhaps none so transformative as the biological storage of data. It sounds crazy, but we could be on the cusp of a…

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