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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Ebola, Mapp, Tekmira, ViaCyte & More

August 21, 2014 – 11:09 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Ebola, Mapp, Tekmira, ViaCyte & More

Big news this morning: two Americans treated with an experimental Ebola treatment have recovered and are now out of the hospital. (A third person, a Spaniard, who received the treatment unfortunately…

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Sanford-Burnham Seeks Improved Pharma Ties with New CEO from GSK

August 19, 2014 – 5:02 pm | Edit Post
Sanford-Burnham Seeks Improved Pharma Ties with New CEO from GSK

Following an executive search that took about 18 months, San Diego’s Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute named a new CEO today. He is Perry Nisen, a pediatric cancer specialist who specialized…

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Sanford-Burnham Seeks Improved Pharma Ties with New CEO from GSK

August 19, 2014 – 5:02 pm | Edit Post
Sanford-Burnham Seeks Improved Pharma Ties with New CEO from GSK

Following an executive search that took about 18 months, San Diego’s Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute named a new CEO today. He is Perry Nisen, a pediatric cancer specialist who specialized…

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HealthQuest Capital Raises $110M for Debut Fund with Medtech Focus

August 19, 2014 – 3:00 am | Edit Post
HealthQuest Capital Raises $110M for Debut Fund with Medtech Focus

HealthQuest Capital, founded last year by Sofinnova Ventures partner Garheng Kong, says it has raised $110 million for its debut fund and already has invested in several medical technology and…

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HealthQuest Capital Raises $110M for Debut Fund with Medtech Focus

August 19, 2014 – 3:00 am | Edit Post
HealthQuest Capital Raises $110M for Debut Fund with Medtech Focus

HealthQuest Capital, founded last year by Sofinnova Ventures partner Garheng Kong, says it has raised $110 million for its debut fund and already has invested in several medical technology and…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Onyx, Calico, Otonomy, Dendreon & More

August 14, 2014 – 11:35 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Onyx, Calico, Otonomy, Dendreon & More

[Corrected 8/14/14, 8:11pm. See below.] When Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) bought South San Francisco-based Onyx Pharmaceuticals last year for $10.4 billion, it expected great things from Onyx’s…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Onyx, Calico, Otonomy, Dendreon & More

August 14, 2014 – 11:35 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Onyx, Calico, Otonomy, Dendreon & More

[Corrected 8/14/14, 8:11pm. See below.] When Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) bought South San Francisco-based Onyx Pharmaceuticals last year for $10.4 billion, it expected great things from Onyx’s…

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Otonomy Hears Wall Street Ovation as Some Life Sciences IPOs Dim

August 13, 2014 – 4:23 pm | Edit Post
Otonomy Hears Wall Street Ovation as Some Life Sciences IPOs Dim

Auris Medical, the Swiss biotech focused on diseases and disorders of the ear, got the catchy ticker symbol (NASDAQ: EARS) when it went public last week. But San Diego’s Otonomy (NASDAQ: OTIC)…

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Otonomy Hears Wall Street Ovation as Some Life Sciences IPOs Dim

August 13, 2014 – 4:23 pm | Edit Post
Otonomy Hears Wall Street Ovation as Some Life Sciences IPOs Dim

Auris Medical, the Swiss biotech focused on diseases and disorders of the ear, got the catchy ticker symbol (NASDAQ: EARS) when it went public last week. But San Diego’s Otonomy (NASDAQ: OTIC)…

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Organovo to Offer Preclinical Drug Tests Based on 3-D Liver Tissue

August 13, 2014 – 8:47 am | Edit Post
Organovo to Offer Preclinical Drug Tests Based on 3-D Liver Tissue

San Diego-based Organovo (NYSE: ONVO) says a three-dimensional sample of living human liver tissue created with its bio-printing technology was used successfully for the first time to predict that a…

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