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Big Data Meets Big Biology in San Diego on March 31: The Agenda

March 9, 2016 – 8:24 am

In less than a month, Xconomy is bringing some of the big guns in life sciences together in San Diego to talk about the opportunities that are emerging for tech and software innovation in fields like…

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Illumina CEO Flatley To Step Aside, deSouza To Take Reins in July

March 7, 2016 – 6:05 pm

Illumina helped usher in the genomic age. Now the company has a new leader. Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) today said CEO Jay Flatley would step aside in July after 17 years at the helm, but he will stay…

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West Coast Bio Roundup: UCLA Cashes In, BioMarin Tries Again & More

March 4, 2016 – 1:36 pm

The prostate cancer drug enzalutamide (Xtandi), from San Francisco’s Medivation, has had a long, legally tangled history. Its inventors can also call it lucrative: a New York finance group that…

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HardTech Labs Names Veteran Biotech Scientist as Accelerator’s CTO

March 3, 2016 – 12:32 pm

San Diego’s HardTech Labs has named Michael Mendez as CTO and managing partner—a move that immediately raises the profile of a new life sciences accelerator taking shape at the La Jolla…

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FAST Act Offers More Goodies to Emerging Growth Companies

March 2, 2016 – 7:14 am

Once again proving that you can’t judge a gift by its box, emerging growth companies (EGCs) received a pleasant, but oddly wrapped, surprise in December with the enactment of a new law authorizing…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Alfred Mann, ResMed, Illumina, & More

February 26, 2016 – 11:20 am

President Obama unfurled key aspects of his year-old Precision Medicine Initiative yesterday at a White House summit. A central concept of the initiative is to collect detailed health and genomic…

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Soon-Shiong Makes Case for “Cancer MoonShot” at Biocom Conference

February 26, 2016 – 7:39 am

The billionaire scientist Patrick Soon-Shiong came to San Diego yesterday to lay out his plans for a “Cancer MoonShot 2020.” Soon-Shiong, a surgeon and serial life sciences entrepreneur, has emerged…

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Early Bird Pricing Ends Tonight for Big Data Meets Big Biology

February 24, 2016 – 10:01 pm

Life sciences companies are now looking to the tech world to help solve some of the big challenges they are facing in such data-intensive fields as genomics, digital health, and neuroscience. For…

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Emphasizing Collaboration at a Pivotal Moment in Cancer Research

February 24, 2016 – 1:04 pm

The cancer community—those of us researching, fighting, and caring for people with cancer—is an optimistic and dogged bunch. We’ve learned to focus on the long game. After all, President…

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Dyson, Maeda, Jepsen, & More at Our Napa Summit–Request Your Invite

February 24, 2016 – 4:00 am

Forget for a moment our truly mind-blowing presidential possibilities. Consider instead the wellspring of innovators and innovation out there, and you’ll feel better about the future, no matter where…

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