Natallie Rocha


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Recent Stories

Stemson Therapeutics Closes $15M Series A

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.

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PerkinElmer Agrees to Acquire BioLegend

Deal worth approximately $5.25 billion

Wugen Secures $172M Series B

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.

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PacBio Acquires San Diego Startup Omniome

Pacific Biosciences will acquire San Diego-based Omniome in deal worth up to $800M

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Poseida Partners with Cellares to Streamline Genetic Manufacturing

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.

Stelios Therapeutics Acquired

Local biotech, Stelios Therapeutics, acquired by LEXEO Therapeutics

Avidity Biosciences CEO Reflects on Going Public in 2020

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.

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Uqora Acquired by Pharmavite

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.

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Cortica, Inc. Secures $60 Million Series C Funding

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.

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Ensysce Biosciences Closes SPAC Merger

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.

Erasca, Inc. Prices IPO

Clinical-Stage Biotech Offers Over 17 Million Shares

Quantum-Si Expands to Sorrento Mesa

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.

Scripps Opens New San Marcos Facility

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.

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Dermata Therapeutics Prices IPO

La Jolla Biotech Offers Over 1.8 Million Shares

Impacting Patients with Ultra-Rare Diseases

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.

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Onchilles Pharma Raises $7M for Targeted Cancer Therapy

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.

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South County Jobs Fueled by Blue Economy and Logistics

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.

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