Spotlight: Quintara Discovery — A CRO Where No Project is Too Big or Too Small

Marie Daghlian Quintara Discovery, Inc prides itself for being a flexible partner in biotech companies’ drug discovery and development efforts. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, it provides high-quality drug discovery services to the vibrant biotech community in the region and beyond, including in vitro ADME profiling, bioanalysis services, and dedicated assay development and […]

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Spotlight: The 2021 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report for California

Big4Bio sponsors Biocom and CLS have published a joint report, “2021 Life Sciences Workforce Trends,” which includes the most pressing current and projected talent needs of California’s life sciences industry, a constantly-leading driver of employment across the state. The three foundational datasets described, include the number of job postings from January 2017 to December 2020, […]

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Priming to Launch “Oligos as a Service”

In the final feature on Molecular Assemblies, Big4Bio spoke with Stephen Bates, vice president of sales and marketing, about the year ahead for the company as it prepares to commercialize its synthetic DNAs. Companies to Watch – Molecular Assemblies by Marie Daghlian Stephen Bates has come full circle in a long career in sales and […]

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Podcast: The Write Stuff — Reinventing the Synthesis of DNA With Enzymes

Companies to Watch – Molecular Assemblies The Big4Bio Podcast · The Write Stuff: Reinventing the Synthesis of DNA with Enzymes Molecular Assemblies’ President and CEO Mike Kamdar and Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer Bill Efcavitch talk more about the company’s enzymatic synthesis of DNA and its plans for commercialization.   NEXT WEEK: Q&A with Molecular […]

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Spotlight Q&A with Stephen Ghiglieri, Danforth Advisors

Stephen Ghiglieri is a veteran corporate officer of life science companies and a newly-appointed Managing Director of the Western Region for Danforth Advisors Big4Bio:  As an experienced finance and operations executive, what attracted you to the life sciences? SG: I have spent the majority of my career in life sciences, but it was a departure […]

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Moving Synthetic Biology Into the 21st Century

In the second of four features on Molecular Assemblies, based on a conversation with CEO and President Mike Kamdar and Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer Bill Efcavitch, Big4Bio takes a deeper look at the company’s enzymatic DNA synthesis technology, why it is needed, and the markets it serves. Companies to Watch – Molecular Assemblies by […]

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Big4Bio Announces Title Sponsorship of RESI Partnering Week

Big4Bio is joining forces with Life Science Nation (LSN) to bring insight and education to the community of investors, service providers, and early-stage companies as a Title Sponsor of LSN’s Redefining Early-Stage Investments (RESI) Partnering Week (RPW), taking place September 13-17, 2021. The week consists of: RESI, September 13-15, 2021 RESI AI, September 16-17, 2021 […]

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Changing the Paradigm for Writing DNA

In the first of four features on Molecular Assemblies, Big4Bio spoke with CEO and President Mike Kamdar and Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer Bill Efcavitch about how the company got started, their technology for synthesizing DNA and why it is better than current methods, and their plans moving forward. The second feature will provide an […]

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Spotlight: Explora BioLabs

Leading the Nation’s Preclinical Vivarium Market Explora BioLabs provides preclinical, AAALAC-accredited vivarium space and related services to biotech clients in development stages from early startup to maturity. With nearly 200,000 square feet of space across 18 locations in biotech-dense communities, the company prides itself on providing clients the ability to initiate preclinical in vivo programs […]

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The Big4Bio Company to Watch Program
September 2021: Molecular Assemblies

THE COMPANY/THE MISSION Changing the Paradigm for Writing DNA Molecular Assemblies’ leaders detail how the company got started, the company’s technology for synthesizing DNA, and why that technology is better than current methods.     THE TECHNOLOGY, PART 1 Moving Synthetic Biology into the 21st Century A deeper look at the company’s enzymatic DNA synthesis […]

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Sikich + Process Stream = Expanded Best of Breed Solutions Through a Company’s Journey

Sikich LLP is a 1000-member business advisory firm that offers ERP and CRM technology and accounting services to a broad array of companies, including life sciences, tailored to fit their specific needs. In April 2021, Sikich acquired Process Stream, a leader in digital transformation services for regulated industries, which includes life sciences. The acquisition expands Sikich’s offerings […]

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Q&A With Meissa Vaccines’ Board Chairperson, Kenneth J. Kelley

In the final feature of Big4Bio’s Company to Watch program for July, we asked Meissa Vaccines’ Board Chairperson Kenneth J. Kelley about his predictions for Meissa and the importance of the company’s efforts. Briefly, tell me how you came to chair Meissa Vaccines’ Board of Directors. Marty Moore reached out to me first for advice […]

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Building Single Dose, Intranasal Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19 and RSV

In the second of four features on Meissa Vaccines, Big4Bio explores the company’s technology and pipeline. Company to Watch – Meissa Vaccines When Marty Moore, Meissa Vaccines’ cofounder and CEO, is asked about why the company is advancing an intranasal recombinant live attenuated vaccine for COVID-19, he talks about the oral polio vaccine. Many remember […]

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