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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Event Recap: primeUC Crowns its First Startup Champions

By Dr. Karen Ring for Big3Bio California is a hotbed for promising startups in technology, healthcare and the life sciences. Many of the innovative ideas that spawn these companies originate from labs and universities. One of the leaders in scientific entrepreneurship is the University of California (UC). Among its 10 campuses, five medical centers and […]

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Event Recap: Celebrating Life Science Leaders at CLSA Pantheon Awards

By Dr. Karen Ring for Big3Bio The science world might not seem as glamorous as Hollywood and the red carpet, but last night the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) threw an awards ceremony worthy of the Oscars. With a program that included everything from beakers to bagpipe players, the 2015 CLSA Pantheon DiNA Awards honored […]

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