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More than a Matter of Appearances: Pharma’s Existential PR Problem

May 5, 2016 – 2:40 am

When President Obama forced Pfizer to scrap its proposed $160 billion merger with Allergan, the industry as well as the company emerged as losers in the eyes of the public, despite Pfizer’s credible…

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Down to Wire on Napa Summit—Get Your Invite to Our May 16-17 Event

May 4, 2016 – 9:16 am

It’s getting close to the last call for Xconomy’s invitation-only Napa Summit. We have a star-studded lineup. But there are only a few tickets and hotel rooms left, and the May 16-17 event is coming…

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A Vision for Boosting the Life Sciences in San Diego and Beyond

May 4, 2016 – 2:40 am

The life sciences industry represents a vital piece of San Diego’s innovation economy, contributing $31.8 billion each year in local economic impact—more than defense or even tourism, according…

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One Year After Gaffe, Acadia Gains FDA Nod For Parkinson’s Drug

April 29, 2016 – 5:58 pm

Last year’s shakeup and mea culpa at San Diego’s Acadia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ACAD) has paid off. The FDA said late today it has approved Acadia’s pimavanserin (Nuplazid), a…

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Join Maeda, Hillis, Jepsen, & More in Napa May 16-17—Get Your Invite

April 28, 2016 – 7:34 am

Carving out time to really ponder the future of our technology landscape can be touch, but it can also be incredibly valuable. And if that time is spent with some of the world’s great innovators,…

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Finistere, IFC Team Up on New Ag Fund Willow Hill Ventures

April 26, 2016 – 10:48 am

Agricultural technology startups face challenges finding the capital to scale their companies, but they also struggle to find the farmland to test their products. Two companies experienced in…

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West Coast Bio Roundup: Prince, Theranos, Second Genome, CytomX & More

April 22, 2016 – 3:30 am

The biggest biomedical news on this coast, that coast, or any coast this week is the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, 57, a man who did more to promote cardiovascular fitness than any drug maker could…

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Ready Or Not: Next Alzheimer’s Drugs Might Strain Health Systems

April 19, 2016 – 3:30 am

By 2029, more than 20 percent of people in the United States will be over the age of 65. That’s why the race to find effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease feels urgent. A few…

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Agenda Posted For Napa Summit: Request Invite to Star-Studded Event

April 18, 2016 – 10:29 am

It’s four weeks until Napa Summit 2016: The Xconomy Retreat on the Economy, Jobs, and Growth. We have now posted the agenda, and we’d love to see you there. So request your invitation today to…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Theranos, Medivation, Juno, and More

April 15, 2016 – 6:36 am

Sean Parker, who made billions of dollars investing in Napster and Facebook, hosted a big party this week with Lady Gaga, John Legend, and a lot of movie stars. Oh, and Parker pledged $250 million to…

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