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Avalon and GSK Launch Eighth Startup, Report Milestones

Avalon Ventures is launching yet another startup out of its VC incubator in La Jolla. The firm, called PDI Therapeutics Inc., is jointly backed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and San Diego’s Avalon as part of an ongoing partnership.

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Edico Genome Secures Patent, Strengthens IP Position

Bioinformatics firm Edico Genome Corp. has landed its third foundational patent, the company announced Thursday. The patent further secures the company’s core technology, and may ease the minds of collaborators considering new applications for the tech.

Ron's Pharmacy Partners with Atlanta-Based Guardian

San Diego-based Ron’s Pharmacy Services has joined forces with Atlanta-based Guardian Pharmacy to streamline certain efforts.

Innovus Pharma Plans to Uplist

Penny stock Innovus Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced plans Wednesday to uplist to the NYSE MKT, formerly known as the American Stock Exchange.

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Fate Therapeutics Appoints Storgard as Chief Medical Officer

San Diego’s Fate Therapeutics Inc. has appointed a new chief medical officer in charge of clinical trial design and execution, the company announced Tuesday.

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UC San Diego Key Participant in White House Initiative

UC San Diego is joining a multimillion-dollar research effort to better understand “microbiomes,” the White House announced. The area of science is a potential goldmine for drug discoveries, and collaborators hope advancing the research will have wide applications in human health.

Report: Health Care Sector Remains Main Draw for VCs in First Quarter

Venture capital dipped slightly for San Diego companies, according to a first-quarter report from Cushman & Wakefield. The health care sectors, however, are still stealing the show.

TearLab, Sophiris Bio Turn Their Attention to Raising Cash

San Diego’s biotech community was teeming with activity last week as corporations raised cash and made other strides toward getting products to market.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Reports Q1 Earnings

San Diego’s Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, a maker of compounded drugs, reported a big jump in revenue for the first quarter of 2016.

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TP Therapeutics Inc. Moves to New Facility

TP Therapeutics Inc., a small pharmaceutical company that just raised $18 million, is moving to a new facility in Torrey Ridge Science Center.

Sophiris Bio Hires Financial Advisor to Review Strategic Alternatives

Sophiris Bio has hired Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. as its financial advisor to help the company boost shareholder value, the company said Thursday. The announcement comes days after the company said it would offer $5 million of its common stock to the public.

IBM, UCLA Form Partnerships With S.D Firms

Two firms in San Diego County announced partnerships Thursday, one with tech giant IBM and the other with the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Local Companies Are Offering a New Kind of Connectedness

MEDTECH: Devices Aim to Provide Seniors With Low-Cost Care

As aging baby boomers strain traditional health care resources, some local companies are taking the growing senior health technology space in a new direction: Treat at home, monitor at home, thrive at home.

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A Burgeoning Ecosystem for Life Sciences

Strategies for High-Growth Companies

San Diego is home to an incredible intersection of technology and science, which has produced a growing local economy of research, advanced wireless communication, medical devices, genomics and more.

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Global Pharma Firms Both Take And Give

BIOTECH: Cos. Swallow Up Startups But Grow Presence

The growing presence of Big Pharma and global life science firms in San Diego has been at the heart of an age-old debate: do they help or hurt the region’s economy?