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BIOTECH: S.D. to Be Leader in Confluence Of Big Data and Biology
The San Diego region is a long-established hub for genomics, with global leaders in the field calling it home. The city was referred to as the “genomics capital of the world” by former President Bill Clinton, and San Diego’s strong reputation in the field recently led to a special invitation to industry leaders to attend the White House unveiling of President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
BIOTECH: S.D. Has Right Assets in Workforce, Research Base and VC
The life science industries are continuing to see sustained growth in San Diego County, landing the region alongside powerhouse biotech metros such as Boston, San Francisco and the Research Triangle in North Carolina. The steady rise up the ranks is attributed to the San Diego region’s expertise in early, discovery stage research, experts say.
WIRELESS: Biotech, Tech and Health Care Come Together Successfully
The convergence of high-tech and biotech is creating an explosion of opportunities in digital health, and San Diego is well-positioned for a competitive edge.
Carlsbad-based SeaSpine Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:SPNE), a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, announced that it has signed a three-year credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, with the option to extend for a fourth year, according to a company press release.
Batu Biologics Inc., a biotechnology company developing a cancer vaccine that targets a tumor's blood vessels, announced that Thomas Ichim has joined the company as chief scientific officer.
San Diego startup Poseida Therapeutics Inc. has raised $23 million in equity financing according to a recent form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Northern California-based Reach Medical Holdings LLC announced on Dec. 22 that it is opening an air ambulance base at the Viejas Indian Reservation near Alpine, where it will station a helicopter.
Organizers of the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize competition have extended final judging and awards by one year, to early 2017.
San Diego’s HUYA Bioscience International announced that it has recruited Andy Claude as vice president of finance.
Effector Therapeutics announced Tuesday that it has raised $40 million in venture financing, putting the San Diego biotech on track to enter the clinic with a Phase 1/2 study of its lead cancer drug.
Liquid biopsy firm Biocept Inc. has inked a $15 million stock purchase agreement with Chicago-based Aspire Capital Fund LLC.
A Delaware federal judge has signed off on drug-testing firm Millennium Health’s bankruptcy reorganization plan, allowing the beleaguered company to emerge from chapter 11 protection, Millennium said Monday.
Pure Bioscience Inc., creator of an antimicrobial that can be sprayed directly on food to kill harmful bacteria, announced that it received FDA approval for the use of its antimicrobial in poultry processing.
Carlsbad drugmaker Isis Pharmaceuticals announced that it is changing its name to Ionis Pharmaceuticals.
Michael W. Murphy, president and CEO of Sharp HealthCare, has been elected chairman of the California Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.