BIOTECH: Co. Working on Genetic Therapy for Hair Loss
Stemson Therapeutics, a biotech company working on a cure for hair loss, closed a $15 million Series A funding round on July 15.
BIOTECH: Funding Backs Cell Therapy
Wugen, Inc. raised $172 million in Series B funding to advance its pipeline of off-the-shelf cell therapies for cancer. The oversubscribed financing will also help the Missouri-based biotech grow its presence in San Diego.
Pacific Biosciences will acquire San Diego-based Omniome in deal worth up to $800M
BIOTECH: Co. Gains Access to Cell Shuttle Technology
Poseida Therapeutics (Nasdaq: PSTX) announced a partnership with Bay-area start-up, Cellares Corporation to utilize its technology platform to accelerate cell manufacturing.
BIOTECH: Sarah Boyce Speaks About Completely Virtual IPO Process
The past year has changed everything about what it means for a biotech company to go public, according to Avidity Biosciences President and CEO Sarah Boyce.
BIOTECH: Co. Joins Maker of Nature Made
Pharmavite, the maker of Nature Made vitamins and supplements, acquired local life science company Uqora Inc. to expand its offerings of women’s health products.
HEALTHCARE: Co. Plans to Expand Autism Care Model
Cortica, Inc. secured $60 million in Series C funding to expand its technology-centered care model for children with autism and neurodevelopmental differences.
BIOTECH: Latest Example of San Diego Life Science Cos. Going Public
Ensysce Biosciences is the latest local company to join the public market after closing the merger deal on July 1. The company will be trading its common stock on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “ENSC” and warrants under the ticker symbol “ENSCW” on the OTC Market.
LIFE SCIENCES: New Public Co. Sees Growth Potential in Local Biotech Community
There’s a new public company moving into San Diego’s biotech community — Quantum-Si Incorporated (NASDAQ: QSI) signed a lease to develop a 25,586-square-foot product development and operations facility in Sorrento Mesa.
HEALTHCARE: Clinic Designed to Accommodate New Modes of Care
Scripps Health opened a new 14,156-square-foot clinic in San Marcos. Scripps Coastal Medical Center San Marcos opened its doors to accommodate the area’s growing community and was designed during the pandemic to adapt with the changing healthcare landscape.
NONPROFIT: The n-Lorem Foundation Works with Cos. to Fund Free Personalized Treatments
Stanley T. Crooke, M.D., Ph.D. is using his years of experience at Ionis Pharmaceuticals to build something new — a nonprofit model for addressing ultra-rare diseases.
BIOTECH: Early-Stage Co. Expanding in San Diego
Onchilles Pharma, a preclinical biotechnology company developing novel cancer therapies, raised $7 million in Series A funding.
San Diego’s Southern Region Builds Momentum Off of Coastal Location and Proximity to U.S.-Mexico Border
Location is everything when it comes to understanding what is fueling jobs and long-term growth for the South County.