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IgGenix Grabs $10M to Advance Antibody Treatments for Allergies

About six months after the FDA approved the first treatment for peanut allergy, a new biotech, IgGenix, has raised $10 million to discover antibodies that could address that and other common allergies. The six-person startup, which is based out of the Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) JLABS incubator in South San Francisco, raised the Series […]

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Biotech Roundup: BIO on Racism, AbbVie Antibodies, IPO Surge & More

At the start of 2020 thousands of biotechies anticipated spending the second week of June in San Diego, hobnobbing at the annual conference hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Instead, attendees from 64 countries spanning 28 times zones convened online this week for the first-ever virtual BIO International Convention. There, topics once as unanticipated as the […]

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Bio Roundup: ASCO Opens, Merck Takes On COVID, Evofem’s Approval & More

A year ago about 40,000 people gathered in Chicago for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Today a virtual version of the ASCO conference, the cancer field’s largest, kicks off, with oncologists and others tuning in from throughout the country and around the world to check out the latest in cancer […]

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Five Years After Y Combinator First Admits Biotechs, They’re Dug In

Five years ago, the big tech incubator Y Combinator started to welcome life sciences companies into its sizable startup classes, which had previously nurtured entrepreneurs in information technology almost exclusively. That opening to biotech startups in 2014 was controversial at the time. Some observers simply wondered what kind of guidance a deeply tech-focused accelerator could […]

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Startup Blooma Launches With $2.75M to Digitize Commercial Lending

Many facets of the finance industry, a highly regulated sector of the economy, are still reworking the tools used to move around money so that they fit a digital world. Digital mortgage lenders, for example, are having a field day, pulling in millions from investors who see opportunities to make money by speeding up the […]

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SDSI Accelerator For Sports Startups Gets Qualcomm Foundation Boost

Entrepreneurs who are accepted into the next 20-week accelerator program run by SD Sports Innovators will get the opportunity to learn from senior Qualcomm employees as they work to better their businesses. SDSI, a nonprofit organization based north of San Diego in coastal Solana Beach, focuses on advancing companies that involve sports, active lifestyles, health, […]

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Spine-Surgery Medtech Startup Carlsmed Merges With Imaging Company

Carlsmed, a San Diego-based medical technology company that’s developing personalized spinal implants, has merged with Precisive Surgical, a spine imaging system startup in Seattle. The combined company, which will operate in San Diego under the Carlsmed name, aims to create a platform that will use imaging recognition technology, 3D printing, and other tools to allow […]

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Agtech Startup GroGuru Gets Audience Kudos at EvoNexus Demo Day

Three wildly different startups among those incubating at EvoNexus, a La Jolla, CA-based nonprofit organization that supports early-stage tech companies, earned top marks from the audience at a pitch contest this week. EvoNexus typically hosts a “Demo Day” event twice per year to highlight the top startups currently housed in its incubator. The event is […]

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Bio Roundup: Head and Spine Previews, Biogen Moves, IPO Dreams & More

America continues to suffer from healthcare headaches. Our convoluted private-public insurance system was under scrutiny this week from Democrats, holding a “Medicare for All” hearing in the House, and from Republicans, as several GOP-led states and the Trump administration asked a federal court to sweep away Obamacare. Several companies also want to reduce headaches. This […]

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UT Health San Antonio Plans New Accelerator for Faculty Research

San Antonio –— The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is starting an internal accelerator program for inventors who work at the institution, with the goal of picking a first group of five to eight prospective entrepreneurs around May. The accelerator, which UT Health is calling TechNovum, will run its first program […]

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