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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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VCs Invest $243M in San Diego Startups in Q1, Tech Drought Continues

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 18th, 2014 .
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[Corrected 4/18/14, 7:40 am See below.] Venture capital firms invested $243 million in 23 deals in the San Diego area during the first quarter that ended in March, according to data from the…

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With IPO Expectations Reset (Again), Vital Therapies Begins Trading

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 17th, 2014 .
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Shares of San Diego’s Vital Therapies (NASDAQ: VTL) traded slightly above its IPO price this morning, in the company’s first day of trading. The biotherapeutic company raised $54 million in its…

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With IPO Expectations Reset (Again), Vital Therapies Begins Trading

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 17th, 2014 .
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Shares of San Diego’s Vital Therapies (NASDAQ: VTL) traded slightly above its IPO price this morning, in the company’s first day of trading. The biotherapeutic company raised $54 million in its…

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Scripps Unveils New Drug Development Arm, Signs J&J as First Partner

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 15th, 2014 .
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Venture capital firms have long nurtured biotechnology startups that make use of discoveries from non-profit research centers—but the roster of such VC firms has been shrinking. To fill the gap…

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Announcing Napa Summit 2014: Get An Invite to Xconomy’s Elite Confab

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 8th, 2014 .
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For the past two years, Xconomy has held an invitation-only event in the heart of California wine country with a general focus on the economy, emerging technology, competitiveness, and jobs—and…

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San Diego’s Lumena Files for IPO to Fund Liver Drug Trials

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 3rd, 2014 .
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Lumena Pharmaceuticals has filed for a $75 million IPO, just a few weeks after the San Diego biopharmaceutical company raised $45 million in venture funding. Lumena was founded in 2011 to develop…

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Countdown to the Rock Stars of Innovation Summit: Whats Going On

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 31st, 2014 .
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We’re just a few days away from “The Rock Stars of Innovation Summit,” which is bringing together San Diego’s best and brightest innovation leaders to talk about the ideas spinning out of our local…

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Countdown to the Rock Stars of Innovation Summit: Whats Going On

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 31st, 2014 .
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We’re just a few days away from “The Rock Stars of Innovation Summit,” which is bringing together San Diego’s best and brightest innovation leaders to talk about the ideas spinning out of our local…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Zogenix, Arena, Sorrento, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 31st, 2014 .
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San Diego’s Zogenix ran up against new political opposition to its opioid pain-killer, Zohydro. I have a rundown on the latest chapter in the ongoing Zohydro saga, along with the rest of the local…

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