The California Biotechnology Foundation recently hosted two Biotech 101 legislative staff briefings in San Diego and Pasadena on California’s Life Sciences Industry. More than three dozen legislative staff from the state and federal levels participated during the informational sessions held at Biocom and the Pasadena Bio Collaborative. Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction at BioTech Primer, discussed the fundamentals of biotechnology and the science that is involved with breakthrough treatments. Representatives from Biocom and Biocom Los Angeles discussed the value and costs of developing life-saving medicines, policies to ensure patients in California have access to innovative treatments and investments in STEM education and the state’s biotech-ready workforce. Future briefings will be scheduled for Northern California legislative staff in the coming ...
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Media Contact: Joan Riback Phone: 626-773-2508 Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator is pleased to announce that Robert C. Bishop, PhD, President of Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator (PBC), has been nominated to accept a 2017 Rotary Humanitarian STAR (Science, Technology, Aerospace, Robotics) Award for his organization’s outstanding humanitarian achievement in health and medicine. These awards recognize outstanding scientific or technological achievements which significantly benefit humanity in one of four categories: Health and Medical; Disaster Relief and Recovery; Environmental Improvement; and Knowledge Sharing. Dr. Bishop is being honored for his leadership in providing wetlab and other support facilities to a large group of startup ventures in medical technology. The PBC Wetlab is currently incubating over 20 companies with patented research in areas of ...
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July 20th, 2017 Deton Corp. has been awarded a $225,000 National Institute of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. The award will fund a clinical study to investigate the advantages of using the Deton Cough Collector for pediatric Cystic Fibrosis patients with lower respiratory infections ...
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Jul 20, 2017 Julia Karow – New York Startup SeqOnce Biosciences is aiming to increase the speed and user-friendliness of library preparation for next generation sequencing. The company, a 2014 spinout from the University of Southern California, is getting ready to roll out its first products later this year, DNA library prep kits called Rapid DNA-seq that use a proprietary sample prep chemistry the firm licenses from USC. In addition, SeqOnce is developing a metal nanoparticle technology for a variety of applications, including biomolecule purification and targeted sequencing. According to CEO and co-founder Chris Angermayer, the privately held company, which is located in the Pasadena Bio collaborative incubator, is seeking to raise $3 million in a Series A funding round this ...
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Media Contact: Bill Bogaard, Chairman, (626) 864-9819, <w_j_b@msn.com> PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator (PBC), high tech incubator for early stage start-ups and a regional workforce development magnet for scientists seeking wet lab R&D competency, announced the resignation from the Board of Directors of William Opel, MBA and PhD.  The resignation is effective as of June 30. “Bill has been a board member since PBC first began operations in 2004 and his many contributions have been a significant factor in our growth”, said PBC Chairman and former Pasadena mayor Bill Bogaard.  “We are truly grateful for his years of dedicated service and his wise counsel to the board and to management.” Dr. Opel was the President and CEO of Huntington Medical Research ...
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