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Scripps Research’s Calibr to Test “Switchable” CAR-T in Clinical Trial

Scripps Research is charting new territory with its Calibr division, a drug discovery and drug development group within the research institute that is advancing its own experimental treatments. This week Calibr announced it had received the agency’s go-ahead to move a CAR-T cell therapy it has been evaluating for the treatment of certain blood cancers, […]

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Scripps Research, AbbVie Expand Drug Discovery Deal Beyond Cancer

The Scripps Research Institute and AbbVie have agreed to broaden an existing drug discovery agreement focused on cancer cell therapies to now encompass treatments for other kinds of disease. Scripps’s early-stage drug discovery division, Calibr, last year inked a big partnership with North Chicago, IL-based AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) to develop potential treatments for solid cancer […]

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Lundbeck to Buy Abide Therapeutics For $250M, Make SD Lab a US Hub

Danish pharma firm Lundbeck has agreed to acquire Abide Therapeutics for $250 million upfront. The La Jolla, CA-based company, spun out of research from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), is developing drugs to treat diseases of the central nervous system, among them Tourette syndrome. Its drugs block enzymes known as serine hydrolases, which play a […]

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Join Xconomy for Our 8th Annual Napa Summit, June 13-14

Google. Amazon. Genentech. Those are some of the companies you’ll hear from at this year’s Napa Summit, the Xconomy Retreat on Technology, Jobs, and Growth. This is our most special event of the year—the eighth year we’ve held it—and it’s limited to about 100 VIP guests. We’ll tackle big trends, challenges, and opportunities in areas […]

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BeiGene Puts Up $10M to Use Ambrx’s Drug Development Technology

Chinese pharma company BeiGene has agreed to pay Ambrx $10 million upfront to experiment with technology the biotech has developed in a bid accelerate BeiGene’s search for new protein drugs for cancer treatment. Ambrx says its technology is able to incorporate “non-natural” amino acids into cells like E. coli and CHO, two cell lines commonly […]

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Connect Honors 7 New Products as ‘Most Innovative’ at Annual Awards

San Diego’s Connect, which runs a tech and life science startup accelerator, recognized seven local companies Thursday night at its 31st annual Most Innovative New Product Awards (MIP) gala. Winners were picked from the 23 finalists that advanced through an earlier round of selections in the spring. The seven companies that won were chosen by […]

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