More from CNBC: Anacor shares soar 57% on $5.2B Pfizer acquisition "Shares of Anacor Pharmaceuticals spiked more than 57 percent Monday after it agreed to be bought by pharma giant Pfizer. Pfizer is buying Anacor in a $5.2 billion deal to add an eczema gel to its portfolio, just a month after the U.S. drug major [...]
In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, The Atlantic's senior editor James Hamblin visits uBiome, the Bay Area biotech that's attempting to provide direct-to-consumer information about what everyone’s microbes might mean for their health.
Bell Biosystems (BellBio) is a biotechnology company based in San Francisco whose vision is to pioneer the use of synthetic organelles to accelerate product development through discovery, innovation and collaboration. The company has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the CLSA and featured two years ago by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the “six [...]
From caption: "At the 2016 Spring Symposium, Gladstone investigators Katherine Pollard, PhD, and Nevan Krogan, PhD, are joined by Leah Makley, PhD, from ViewPoint Therapeutics and Peter DiLaura from Second Genome to discuss the precision medicine and the future of biomedical research."
Thomas Lee has written a new feature for the San Francisco Chronicle on Steve Burrill/the embezzlement fallout - the intro: "Steve Burrill loved an audience. And he found plenty of them. With his trademark pink tie and grand exhortations about the future of biotechnology, Burrill gathered awards and speaking gigs the way hobbyists collect stamps and [...]
Ben Fidler of Xconomy gives details about how "two of the world’s biggest pharma companies took out their wallets and threw billions of dollars at two biotechs from the San Francisco Bay Area." First, Sanofi for Medivation: "Sanofi, the French pharma giant, went public with a hostile $9.3 billion cash bid for cancer drugmaker Medivation (NASDAQ: [...]
Largest Single Donation in UCSF History Unifies Scientists, Physicians, Students in Search for New Treatments for Brain Diseases Intro from UCSF news services/Pete Farley: "In the largest-ever gift to UC San Francisco, the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill have donated $185 million to establish the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, [...]
From UC News: "The University of California launched the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative to accelerate the development of promising Alzheimer’s disease research by scientists throughout the university system. UC President Janet Napolitano says the university is already playing a critical role in the field by conducting basic research and clinical trials. [...]