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Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Licensing Agreement for Stem Cell Technology

On March 24, 2015 Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced Ocata Therapeutics, Inc. will license Allele's induced pluripotent stem cell technology for use in its regenerative ophthalmology products.

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Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Awarded $1.5MM NIH Phase II SBIR Grant for PCOS Research

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals receives a $1.5MM Phase II SBIR grant to develop orally-available, small molecule kisspeptin receptor antagonists to treat polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and other women’s health disorders.

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BioPioneer Celebrates 10-year Biomedical Research Services Anniversary

BioPioneer, SDEE member since 2010, provides San Diego lab consumables, research reagents, molecular /cell biology kits and contract services.

We have been serving for San Diego Biomedical research community since BioPioneer was founded in 2004. We will continue to strive our best to provide you with affordable products and quick delivery service.

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Driven Staffing Celebrates 1-year Anniversary

Driven Staffing founded by Meredith Dow, is celebrating its one year anniversary on June 14, 2014. The company is a soon to be certified as a women-owned staffing firm. 

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Arisan Therapeutics Receives $600,000 SBIR Award

Arisan Therapeutics (co-PIs Michael Plewe and Ken McCormack) received a two year Advanced Technology Phase I SBIR award (R43AI12097)  in the first quarter of 2014.  

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CalAsia Pharmaceuticals Receives $600,000 SBIR Grant

CalAsia Pharmaceuticals, founded by SDEE member Sridhar Prasad  was awarded a $600,000 NIH Phase I SBIR grant to develop novel antiviral agents for the treatment of Dengue (DENV) fever and West Nile Virus (WNV) infection. 

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Reveal Biosciences Now Offers RNAScope®

Reveal Biosciences, founded by SDEE member Claire Weston, is offering a new histology service utilizing Advanced Cell Diagnostics’ (ACD) RNAscope® in situ hybridization (ISH) technology.

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Charles River Labs Acquires Argenta and Biofocus

Christi Norton,  who represents Charles River Laboratories to its regional customers in the West, shared that the company recently acquired Argenta and Biofocus, adding significant early discovery expertise to existing in vivo pharmacology expertise.

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Crinetic Pharmaceuticals Awarded $2.2 Million Phase II SBIR Grant

Crinetic Pharmaceuticals (founded and led by SDEE member Scott Struthers) was awarded a $2.2 million dollar Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) grant from the NIH to develop novel drugs for the treatment of pituitary tumors. 

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Reveal Biosciences Becomes Independent Antibody Validation Provider for Science Exchange

Reveal Biosciences (founded by SDEE's Claire Weston) signed an agreement with Science Exchange (in partnership with to independently validate commercial antibodies.   The goal of the program is to improve research quality and reduce waste of resources by verifying high quality antibodies.

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