PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Privately held InvVax, Inc. (Pasadena, CA), in collaboration with Trudeau Institute Contract Research Organization and Hong Kong University, announced that it has demonstrated preclinical success for its universal flu vaccine candidate. Arguably the most formidable characteristic of the influenza virus is its ability to rapidly mutate, owing to a high error rate of the enzymes which make copies of its genome. This leads to the generation of hundreds of circulating strains, and the constant shifting of those strains. Each year the World Health Organization predicts the most dominant circulating strains for inclusion in the next annual flu vaccine, but often those predictions are erroneous, causing the ineffectiveness of the vaccine. The constant genetic movement of the virus ...
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Skingenix, USA has joined the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator. Skingenix, USA specializes in the research and development of multi-compound products for dermal regeneration. As an innovative and mission-driven company, Skingenix pursues a standard of excellence in the regenerative medical industry with an emphasis on developing organ in situ regenerative products for improving human health and quality of life. The Company has completed a Phase II randomized and controlled multi-center clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy of their investigational product in patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers in the USA and currently engaged in further development of their investigational product (MW-III) ...
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17 recipients under the age of 40 celebrated for significant contributions to San Diego and Los Angeles life science industries SAN DIEGO & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocom, the association representing the California life science industry, today announced the winners of its third annual Life Science Catalyst Awards. The program celebrates up-and-coming entrepreneurs, academics, investors, corporate leaders and business advisers who are making a lasting and positive mark on Southern California’s life science industry prior to reaching their 40th birthday. “Marked by their contributions to research, discovery and entrepreneurship in San Diego and Los Angeles, this year’s Life Science Catalyst Award recipients showcase the up-and-coming leaders who are transforming the life science industry,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom. “Biocom ...
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Willie Zuniga, president of Grifols Biologicals Inc., was honored for his contributions to the regional bioscience industry during a Cal State LA BioSpace ceremony celebrating emerging entrepreneurs. Zuniga is a Cal State LA alumnus who was raised in El Sereno. He was awarded the LA BioStar Award during the August 14 graduation ceremony for participants of Cal State LA BioStart, an intensive training program for early-stage bioscience entrepreneurs. The project is part of Cal State LA BioSpace, which is leading the university’s efforts to promote a thriving bioscience ecosystem on the Eastside of Los Angeles and in the San Gabriel Valley. “When you work in this industry, it comes with a very important mission,” Zuniga told the gathering at Cal ...
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Pasadena Bio  has recently upgraded its SpectraMax multi-plate reader and Olympus inverted microscope. The upgrade to the SpectraMax will speed the testing process and significantly increase the accuracy of comparative measurements. These improvements are meaningful both to users who will more quickly get higher quality data, and to PBC, which will be less likely to need another multi-plate in the future. The upgrade to the Olympus inverted microscope allows users to perform automated multi-wavelength fluorescence microscopy and several other types of less often used, but important imaging techniques. Continually updating our equipment is important to meeting current tenant needs, attracting new tenants, & providing training opportunities. This project was funded by a grant from the Pasadena Community Foundation. About the ...
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