Event Recap: BioWeekSF Spotlight – Rare in the Square/Biotech Showcase Panel

Developing Therapies for Rare Diseases: Patients Come First By Marie Daghlian Rare disease drug development is personal and often driven by patient advocacy. In a lively and engaging fireside chat titled “Unmet needs, uncommon commitment: shift toward investment in rare diseases,” Henri Termeer, an early advocate of rare disease drug development and a serial entrepreneur, […]

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Event Recap: Biotech Showcase 2017 – “Looking Ahead” Workshop Focus

Upbeat Mood but Uncertainty Ahead By Marie Daghlian The Hilton Hotel at Union Square in downtown San Francisco hummed with energy as more than 3,300 life sciences professionals converged for the ninth annual Biotech Showcase during the second week of January 2017. Held at the same time as the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, neither […]

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Event Recap: RESI SF 2017

Networking on Steroids: Early stage entrepreneurs speed date with investors at RESI in San Francisco By Marie Daghlian You have 30 minutes per meeting, enough time to make your pitch, find out if there is a potential connection, and move on to the next meeting. It’s networking on steroids and it works for many of […]

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September Spotlight: IGI ANNOUNCES NEW ENTREPRENEURIAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

  The Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI) is currently soliciting applications for its new Entrepreneurial Fellows Program at UC Berkeley. Designed to catalyze the translation and commercialization of innovative research discoveries for practical benefit, this new program builds strong support networks in which accomplished, entrepreneurial-minded researchers are enabled to make substantial contributions to the biotech economy, […]

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September Spotlight: Charles River Hosting Viral Clearance and Viral Safety Summit in Foster City

Date: October 18 – 19, 2016 Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404 Agenda/Registration: www.criver.com/summit16 This two-day summit, located in the eclectic Bay Area, unites industry professionals in an interactive setting to share updates and discuss trends in the realm of viral safety and viral clearance.  Also, during the summit, four […]

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Event Recap: Medical Devices Take the Spotlight

By Marie Daghlian; Photos by Eugene Borodin A smart contact lens that monitors blood glucose, video games that promise to enhance cognition, a novel and simple biopsy device that improves patient comfort—these are just a few of the next generation of medical devices showcased at the third annual Rosenman Institute Symposium, held June 22nd at Byers […]

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Event Recap: ISSCR Conference

By Dr. Karen Ring for CIRM/Big3Bio: CIRM kicked off the 2016 International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Conference in San Francisco with a public stem cell event yesterday that brought scientists, patients, patient advocates and members of the general public together to discuss the many ways stem cells are being used in the clinic […]

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Theranos Lawsuit and Walgreens Issue

The latest coverage of the mounting issues for Theranos: Fortune: Theranos Is Now Facing a Class Action Lawsuit Accusing It of Consumer Fraud More Wall Street Journal: Craving Growth, Walgreens Dismissed Its Doubts About Theranos (subscr) More The Verge: Walgreens brought Theranos to its stores without even testing the technology More Vanity Fair: Elizabeth Holmes’s Theranos […]

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The Big3Bio Event Preview – EPPICon 2016

It all begins with accurate diagnostics. Discovery of accurate biomarkers triggers the development of new therapeutic drugs as well as companion patient side diagnostic tools, and advances and miniaturization in digital health technology are now leading the democratization of diagnostics by placing these critical tools in the form of wearables and cloud-connected home devices in […]

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More Problems at Theranos

Excerpts from various media coverage regarding US regulators saying that a Theranos lab poses an “immediate jeopardy” to patient safety — and a statement from Theranos: Forbes: Some Theranos Tests ‘Pose Immediate Jeopardy To Patient Health And Safety’ “A letter sent to Theranos by U.S. regulators says problems with the company’s blood tests “pose immediate jeopardy […]

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Event Recap: ARM’s Regenerative Medicine State of the Industry

By Dr. Karen Ring for Big3Bio Every January, downtown San Francisco is taken over by a flock of investors, bankers, biotech companies, and scientists attending the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. This meeting looks at the healthcare advancements over the past year and predicts the disease areas and technologies that will see the most progress […]

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Working the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2016: More, More, More – How Do You Like It?

It’s coming around to that big week in San Francisco again. Many love it, many eyeroll it – but the second week of January is crucial for the healthcare investing world, with the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference (#JPM16) being the main event that will draw thousands. Of course, this means the many receptions, receptions, receptions, but also this year, there are even more events […]

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