Explora Biolabs CEO Richard Lin at the company’s Sorrento Valley headquarters. The company has five labs in San Diego and two in San Francisco for preclinical testing on mice and rats. Typically biotechs taking their drug before the FDA must first show how their treatment works in animals.

Explora Biolabs CEO Richard Lin at the company’s Sorrento Valley headquarters. The company has five labs in San Diego and two in San Francisco for preclinical testing on mice and rats. Typically biotechs taking their drug before the FDA must first show how their treatment works in animals. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

— Explora Biolabs is part of San Diego’s biotech cluster...

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