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BIOTECH: Mapp Provided Its Experimental Serum to Infected Missionaries
Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., a San Diego-based company with only nine employees, made international headlines last week for its role in developing an experimental Ebola treatment that may save the lives of two American aid workers who contracted the virus in Liberia.
San Diego 3-D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings Inc. has appointed Greg Lucier as a corporate advisor.
San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc. today released a letter from its CEO and Chairman, Jim Joyce, addressing the CNN claim that the medical device maker offers a cure for Ebola.
DexCom Inc., a San Diego-based medical device company, reported total revenue grew to $58.8 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 64 percent from the same quarter last year.
San Diego-based OncoSec Medical Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer immunotherapy, has appointed Holbrook Kohrt to its scientific advisory board.
The Scripps Research Institute, the University of California, San Diego and Illumina Inc. have been awarded a total of $8.7 million in grants by the National Institutes of Health for DNA sequencing research.
Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., a San Diego-based company with nine employees, has made international headlines for its role in developing an experimental Ebola treatment that may save the lives of two American aid workers.
Rady Children’s Hospital will receive the second largest donation in San Diego history to fund pediatric research and innovation in San Diego.
Calbiotech, a life science company in Spring Valley, has entered a development agreement with La Jolla-based Intrinsic LifeSciences to develop and validate ELISA kits for hepcidin, a hormone that plays a central role in the regulation of iron in the blood and indicator of iron disorders.
Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported second quarter revenue of $57.1 million compared with $38.1 million in the previous quarter.
ResMed Inc.’s fourth quarter net income dipped slightly at $87.7 million, down from $90 million last quarter, but an overall increase of 20 percent over the same quarter last year.
Life Science: Epic’s Cancer Diagnostics Generate Interest
A rapidly growing diagnostics company in San Diego has raised $30 million in Series C financing to help commercialize its new technology for cancer research, while adding a high-profile life science veteran to its board.
Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. announced the death of its Chief Business Officer and Executive Vice President Amar Singh.
A diagnostic and therapeutic company in La Jolla has recruited Franz Och, scientist and former head of Google Translate, as the company’s chief data scientist.
Illumina Inc. announced that Jeff Huber, senior vice president at Google Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors.