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The Essential Steve Jobs for Today’s Pharmaceutical Executive

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 6th, 2011 .
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It is hard to overestimate the importance of Steve Jobs on the American psyche. The co-founder and guiding force of Apple has died, succumbing to a long illness after only recently stepping down as…

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Sweeney Among the Florence Nightingales: Wireless Health Pioneer Jim Sweeney Customizes iTouch for Patient Care

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 6th, 2011 .
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When it comes to healthcare, San Diego’s Jim Sweeney has some serious entrepreneurial street cred. Before taking over the San Diego company now known as PatientSafe Solutions in 2009, Sweeney…

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Xconomist of the Week: Five Questions for New York Life Sciences 2031 Panelist Eric Schadt

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 6th, 2011 .
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Eric Schadt’s career as a scientist has been focused on unlocking genetic cues to common human diseases such as diabetes and obesity. He is the chief scientific officer of Pacific Biosciences,…

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ImThera Gets Cyberonics’ Funding in Quest to Put Sleep Apnea to Rest

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 5th, 2011 .
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Houston’s Cyberonics (NASDAQ: CYBX), which makes an implantable neurostimulation device used to treat epilepsy and depression, says today it’s making a $4 million investment in San Diego…

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Tweetchat on RNA Interference Upstages iPhone (Not Really, but It Was Still Fun)

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 5th, 2011 .
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Who says you can’t be smart, witty, or say anything of substance in 140 characters or less? Alnylam Pharmaceuticals CEO John Maraganore had a zinger ready yesterday as Apple’s…

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FDA, After Taking Heat, Offers Up Reforms to Support Pharma, Biotech & Device Innovation

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 4th, 2011 .
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The FDA has spent decades talking about how its job is to make sure all kinds of U.S. medical products are safe to use, and effective. Now it’s coming out with a new strategic outline on how it…

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DARPA Awards Aethlon $6.8M for Technology to Combat Sepsis

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 4th, 2011 .
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The Pentagon’s Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $6.8 million contract to San Diego’s Aethlon Medical to develop a medical device that could be used to reduce…

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Complete Genomics, Scripps To Sequence 1,000 Old Folks’ Genomes to Find Secret to Long Life

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 3rd, 2011 .
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Nobody a year ago could have realistically imagined sequencing 1,000 genomes of old, healthy people just to see what might be their secret to long and healthy life. But Mountain View, CA-based…

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Elevation Partners Grabs $17M, NanoSort Wins Grants, NIH Collaborates with Afraxis on Rare Disease R&D, & More San Diego Life Sciences News

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 29th, 2011 .
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Funding needed to advance innovative technologies came in small dollops for several local life sciences startups last week, although one company got a big serving. Our weekly briefing begins now….

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Xconomist of the Week: Pfizer’s Barbara Dalton to Speak at Our NY Life Sciences 2031 Forum

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 29th, 2011 .
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As Pfizer’s vice president of venture capital, Barbara Dalton will bring two valuable perspectives to Xconomy’s Life Sciences 2031 panel discussion on October 13: that of a VC and that of…

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