San Diego accelerator program Ad Astra Ventures welcomed three female-led startups into its third cohort this summer.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is set to receive $35 million to develop plants that suck up large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere to fight climate change.
Cancer drug developer Turning Point Therapeutics raised $166.5 million in its public market debut, an amount that surpassed original company expectation.
Viracta Therapeutics will receive tax credits and other benefits under a recent orphan drug designation, the latest from a company that’s been in the news lately.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering at No. 11 among the nation’s graduate engineering schools.
SDBJ 500 recap:Lada Rasochova has been involved with the commercialization of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products for the past 20 years.
PhaseBio’s drug that aims to stop bleeding events received a breakthrough drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
SDBJ 500 recap: As head of JLabs San Diego, Kara Bortone helps translate science and technology findings into marketable consumer goods, from pharmaceuticals to medical devices.
San Diego biotech startup Cullgen raised $16 million from Sequoia Capital China and Highlight Capital.
A division of Rady Children’s Hospital that deploys quick-turnaround genomic sequencing in puzzling cases has added six board members.
San Diego-based MedImpact Healthcare Systems will lay off up to 64 employees, citing business consolidation.
Turning Point Therapeutics — which is developing drugs for treatment-resistant cancers — set terms for an initial public offering.
San Diego’s Sorrento Therapeutics has accused biotech entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong of a “catch and kill” scheme to keep a drug off the market, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Through a private stock placement Evofem Biosciences raised $30 million and said a second tranche is expected to provide up to $50 million more as the company gets closer to asking for regulatory approval of its birth control gel.
MEDICINE: Local Hospitals Try To Mitigate Stresses on System
An emergency department director with UC San Diego Health, Dr. Gary Vilke keeps a close eye on trends. One that leaps out: more patients in the throes of a mental health crisis.