Already Proven Drugs Could Be a Quicker Way to Treat Virus
San Diego-based Forge Therapeutics struck an agreement with Roche centering on Forge’s antibiotic for treatment-resistant infections.
Biotech: Gates Foundation Gives Company $5M
Funds To Accelerate Commercialization of Flagship Test
San Diego’s Maravai LifeSciences has purchased MockV Solutions for undisclosed terms, it was announced March 17.
The n-Lorem Foundation — a Carlsbad nonprofit that formed to supply individualized therapies free of charge to patients with ultra-rare genetic diseases — has received a $500,000 pledge.
MEDICINE: Arcturus Receives $10M From Singapore Agency
Laboratory-Quality Results May Be Possible in 30 Minutes
If the Sale Goes Smoothly, It Should Close in Fourth Quarter
Mesa Biotech is developing a COVID-19 test that aims to tell if someone has the virus in 30 minutes, amid clamoring to get answers faster as the deadly strain spreads.
Primmune Therapeutics Raises $7 Million in Seed Round
ACQUISITION: Takeda Gets Drug to Possibly Treat Celiac Disease
Arcturus said its vaccine could be effective at lower doses than other RNA-based medicines, reducing the time and cost to vaccinate large populations.
FDA Decision on Opioid Alternative Delayed; Genomics Co. Has Series A
Carlsbad-based Alphatec has agreed to acquire EOS Imaging in a $121.9 million deal.
Company Is Developing Portable System to Detect Tuberculosis
Icagen Inc. Is ‘Cash-Flow Positive and Profitable Business’
San Diego’s Biological Dynamics is set to receive a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to push forward its tuberculosis test.
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has made two additions to its board who are well known in San Diego’s education and health care circles: Karen Haynes and Donald Kearns.
Acuity Eye Group has purchased La Jolla Laser Vision & Eye Center for an undisclosed amount.
Vividion Therapeutics – a San Diego upstart that last year raised an $82 million financing round – has announced the hiring of a former Pfizer executive.
Marketing to Patients, Caregivers Proves Successful
Masks And Accessories Segment Grew in High Teens
The Grant Will Support Research, Infrastructure Needs
MEDICINE: Investor Interest Swirls around Companies
A crop of life sciences companies are rushing to combat the coronavirus outbreak, triggering big movements in their stocks and millions in grant funding.
Illumina recently made a major addition to its board: Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
All Stock Transaction Gives Histogen 74% of Shares
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $50 million to a division of Scripps Research to push forward potential therapies for tuberculosis and malaria.
The Association for Creatine Deficiencies was awarded a $450,000 grant to combat a trio of disorders that can cause intellectual delays.
San Diego company MeBe on Feb. 15 is slated to open a center catering to young adults and children with autism and special needs.
Conatus Pharmaceuticals has agreed to merge with another San Diego biotech, Histogen, it was announced Jan. 28.
PHARMA: Three Bids Made for Co. Working On Opioid Alternative
Illumina reported revenue of $953 million in fourth quarter revenue.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals was recently awarded up to a $9 million grant to develop a vaccine against a strain of coronavirus that’s spreading in China and spurred screening at U.S. airports.
Illumina reported revenue of $953 million in fourth quarter revenue, a 10% year-over-year increase that also beat analyst expectations.
Co. Targets Cancers That Have Become Drug Resistant
From Hardware to Data, Verily Helping Local Companies Better Cater to Consumer Needs
ResMed will pay $37.5 million to settle allegations that the company paid kickbacks to suppliers, sleep labs and other health care providers, the Department of Justice recently announced.
Tyra Biosciences, a Carlsbad company that wants to combat cancers that become drug-resistant, has raised a $50 million round.
BIOTECH: HL Buys, Sells; New Partnership Unveiled for Illumina