Poseida Therapeutics, which is testing CAR-T cell therapies for blood-borne and solid tumor cancers, has laid the groundwork for an initial public offering.
In documents filed with securities regulators Friday, the... Read more »
[Updated 1/4/19, 9:10 p.m. PT. See below.] As strains of bacteria evolve to fight back against common antibiotics, a slew of biotechnology companies are working to develop ways to combat these... Read more »
Verily, the biotech research and development company owned by Google parent Alphabet, has raised $1 billion in an investment round led by Menlo Park, CA-based private equity titan Silver Lake.
The... Read more »
Heads of some local tech startups—or at least their lawyers—stayed busy over the winter holiday. Four reported raising $10 million or more within days of the New Year, according to recent... Read more »
Gossamer Bio, headed by former Receptos executives, made its debut in January with $100 million in financing. Seven months later, it tacked on another $230 million.
Now, the San Diego-based startup... Read more »
San Diego’s life sciences companies didn’t tap their brakes much as December chugged along. This week—for many, the last full work week before a holiday break—has been peppered with financings and... Read more »
A court in Munich, Germany, has ordered Apple to stop imports and sales in Germany of all models of iPhone that infringe on Qualcomm’s intellectual property, the San Diego wireless giant... Read more »
New biopharma company Aristea Therapeutics has raised $15 million from Novo Holdings, the Danish investment company, and secured global rights to an investigational AstraZeneca drug that’s ready for Phase 2 study.... Read more »
RiverVest Venture Partners, a St. Louis, MO-based venture capital firm with additional offices in San Diego, CA, and Cleveland, OH, has raised $184.4 million for its fourth fund dedicated to investing... Read more »
Cisco has agreed to pay $660 million for Luxtera, a Caltech spinout that makes optical chips for data centers.
The semiconductor company, founded in 2001, is based in Carlsbad, CA, a... Read more »
Seismic, an enterprise software company with ambitious growth plans, has raised $100 million in a Series E financing and added Microsoft chairman John W. Thompson to its board of directors.
The... Read more »
A year after steering cancer drug developer Ignyta into a $1.7 billion sale to Roche, Jonathan Lim is back at it again. Ignyta’s former co-founder and head executive has co-founded... Read more »
Sophiris Bio said Monday that 10 patients who were administered its experimental prostate cancer drug a second time didn’t see any additional benefit.
The news sent the San Diego, CA-based biotech’s... Read more »
Will “CBUS” and “SI” join “THOR” and “RMED”?
It’s next week or never (until 2019, that is) for two San Diego companies that have filed documents with securities regulators indicating plans... Read more »
MabVax Therapeutics says it doesn’t have enough money to continue funding its operations.
The San Diego biotech company, which is testing an antibody discovery platform intended to speed products to patients... Read more »
Image authentication startup Truepic said Tuesday it has acquired the intellectual property and software behind San Jose-based Fourandsix Technologies—including Izitru, an image forensics technology licensed earlier this year by DARPA.
Fourandsix... Read more »
Thinking about Internet-connected devices often brings to mind “smart” home appliances and consumer gadgets.
San Diego startup Sensemetrics is applying that technology to the industrial Internet-of-things sector (IIoT), selling access to... Read more »
ASG Technologies, the Florida-based software company backed by activist hedge fund Elliott Management, has upped its offer for San Diego’s Mitek Systems to $11.50 per share from $10 apiece.
That’s according... Read more »
Qualcomm announced a win Monday in its ongoing and multijurisdictional legal battle with Apple.
The San Diego chipmaker said a Chinese court has ordered four Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) subsidiaries in... Read more »
Henrietta Lacks’s “immortal cells” contributed enormously to the progression of scientific discovery, but Lacks, a poor, black woman who died from cervical cancer in 1951 months after her cells were harvested,... Read more »