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Move over Boston and San Francisco? Seattle tops list of fastest growing biotech hubs for job opportunities — report

Boston and San Francisco have long been established as the two biggest biotechs hubs in the nation, homes for R&D that has spread its tentacles through all levels of the industry. But as the space has grown, those two hubs have imposed tighter barr… […]

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ChromaDex and the Citrin Foundation Announce Global Research Collaboration Exploring Citrin Deficiency

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)—- $CDXC #collaboration–ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ: CDXC) today announced a new research initiative with the Citrin Foundation of Singapore to study the effects of Niagen® nicotinamide riboside (NR) and citrin deficiency, a … […]

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Amgen takes a swing at regenerative immunology with $721M acquisition of Rodeo Therapeutics

With blockbuster immunology meds Enbrel and Otezla already in the fold, Amgen has mostly stood pat on infusing new blood into its legacy pipeline. But that success won’t last forever, and Amgen is taking a far-looking bet on a private biotech forging a… […]

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Going head-to-head with Merck on I/O, Genentech vets raise fresh round and enter clinic

Three years after convincing two ex-Genentech colleagues to join her on a hunt of a new form of immuno-oncology, Charlene Liao and her startup, Immune-Onc, are in the clinic and armed with a new round of cash to push the lead candidate through. Immune-… […]

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After pilot project, Takeda inks $500M pact to tap into a Kevan Shokat protégé’s covalent small molecule fishing platform

As new technologies open up new avenues toward targets widely considered undruggable by small molecules, Takeda is taking a chance on a low-profile drug discovery player with promises of up to $500 million in biobucks. Ping Cao Over the next two years,… […]

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No Transparency = No Confidence: Report on COVID-19 Origins Flawed From the Outset, Says AHF

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest provider of HIV/AIDS care and treatment globally, calls for a completely new and independent investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The a… […]