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BioLabs Opens Co-working Lab Space in San Diego

September 2, 2016

BioLabs is launching a series of co-working lab spaces around the U.S. that are designed specifically to support early-stage biotech companies. LabCentral, a partner site in Cambridge, Massachusetts has already graduated over eighteen companies within the past two years. In 2015 alone, these companies have collectively raised $400 million in private equity financing. In addition to their locations in Cambridge, BioLabs opened a second space in Durham, North Carolina in early 2016 and will open in San Diego in October 2016.

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This Week in Science – August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016

Proton therapy

This week in science: Medical physicists use modified ultrasound technology to help doctors visualize how radiation is released in cancerous tissues; researchers announce a new ingestible electronic battery that could power medical devices; and the evolutionary history of salmonella is exposed.

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Biotech Startup Stories: Abreos Biosciences

August 22, 2016

Posted by Leah Cannon, Ph.D.

Abreos Biosciences, an early-stage biotech company based in San Diego, develops technologies for personalized dosing of biologic drugs. Abreos’ laboratory-based and point-of-care assays accurately quantify the level of biologics, including monoclonal antibodies, in patient blood samples. I sat down with Bradley Messmer, founder and CEO of Abreos Biosciences, to talk about how he went from being a Project Scientist at UCSD to the CEO of a biotech startup.

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This Week in Science – August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016

This week in science: Harvard University biologists design a synthetic Escherichia coli genome, a new chemical compound similar to morphine shows promise at reducing pain in mice, and researchers use fMRI images of Sting’s brain to map out how his brain organizes music.

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Transition Tales with Elie Diner: What Academia Could Learn from Pro Sports

August 16, 2016

This Transition Tale is from Elie Diner who recently transitioned from the bench to become a Medical Writer at Arbor Scientia Group.

Contributed by Elie Diner, Ph.D.

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This Week in Science – August 12, 2016

August 15, 2016

Mutations in horses made them easier to ride

This week in science: Researchers pinpoint gene signature that could help explain the origins of Alzheimer's disease; UCSD scientists create small vessels for drugs that can be guided in vivo with magnets, and evolutionary biologists explain why horses are so easy to ride.

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Executive Q&A: CLSA President & CEO Sara Radcliffe

August 8, 2016

We recently sat down with California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) President & CEO Sara Radcliffe to learn more about the organization’s mission and the health and trajectory of the life sciences industry in California.

By Leah Cannon, PhD

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This Week in Science – August 5, 2016

August 5, 2016

This week in science: the study of autism spectrum disorder risks goes high-tech, University of Texas scientists test the metastasis-blocking power of a protein, and researchers use a particle accelerator to uncover a hidden second painting in Edgar Degas’ Portrait of a Woman.

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Biotech Startup Stories: True Diagnostics, Inc.

August 1, 2016

True Diagnostics, Inc. is an early-stage biotechnology company, based in Carlsbad, California, that develops and manufactures point-of-care medical diagnostic systems and reagents. Founded in 2010 as a spinout from Carlsbad’s long-standing Syntron Bioresearch, True Diagnostics' proprietary technology pipeline is backed by decades of research, development and commercialization expertise. Recently, I sat down with CEO and co-founder Jerry Lee to talk about his startup journey.

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