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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Deton in Top 25 out of Record-Breaking 700 Applications for 2018 Program from 34 Countries At Deton, we are excited to be part of the 25 companies that were selected for the 2018 Medtech Innovator Accelerator program. The program will provide us access to experts and mentors and will get our Aerosol Biopsy solution closer to lung disease patients. MedTech Innovator Press Release ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2018 Contact: Chris Angermayer, CEO (626) 460- 3050 chris@seqonce.com Investment capital will enable SeqOnce to launch its Library Construction Kit for Next Generation Sequencing PASADENA, Calif. (May 7, 2018) – SeqOnce Biosciences, Inc. announced today it has completed a $1 million series seed capital funding round led by Pasadena, California based Mount Wilson Ventures (MWV). The funds will be deployed to support the commercialization of SeqOnce’s fast and simple library construction kit for whole genome next generation sequencing (NGS). “SeqOnce has developed a remarkably fast and efficient protocol for library preparation that will disrupt the growing NGS market,” said Mike Giardello, Ph.D., Partner at Mount Wilson Ventures. “The SeqOnce kit reduces library construction time from ...
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