SDpress April 2016

Innovation That Matters

Placing ‘Early’ Bets in Biotech – A Chat With Andy Schwab, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, 5AM Ventures

Next Generation Immuno-Oncology: Creating a New Pathway to ‘Eat’ Cancer – A Chat with Jonathan MacQuitty, CEO, Forty Seven

How ‘Cool’ Science Translates Into Successful Companies – A Chat with UNITY Biotechnology CEO, Nathaniel David 

Connecting the Global Autism Scientific Community – A Chat With Alan Packer, Senior Scientist, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Finding Solutions to Rare Diseases through Genomics: An Interview with Hannes Smárason, WuXi NextCODE

WuXi News

WuXi Biologics Congratulates Ambrx and ZMC for Successful Dosing of a Novel Antibody-Drug Conjugate in Australia

WuXi Acquires Crelux

Juno Therapeutics and WuXi Start New Company to Develop Novel Cell-Based Cancer Immunotherapies in China

WuXi Lab Testing Division’s Analytical and Stability Testing Facilities Passed FDA Inspection

WuXi Opens Office in South Korea

Prima BioMed and WuXi Biologics Announce First Dose of Chinese-Manufactured Biologics in EU Clinical Trial

World’s Largest Autism Dataset Goes Online

WuXi NextCODE Becomes the First and Only CAP, CLIA, and California Accredited Sequencing Laboratory in China

Webinar: Tackling #1 Drug Development Problem: Solubility (May 5)

Huawei and WuXi Join Forces to Create China Precision Medicine Cloud Platform

WuXi’s STA Subsidiary Opens New Campus in Changzhou
In This Issue
Industry Beats

Top 10 San Diego Deals in Q1 (Source: Xconomy) 

Study Links Coffee Consumption to Decreased Risk of Colorectal Cancer (Source: USC)

Human Longevity Announces 10 Year Deal with AstraZeneca to Sequence and Analyze Patient Samples from AstraZeneca Clinical Trials (Source: Human Longevity)

Zavante Therapeutics Closes $45M Series A Financing in Support of U.S. Development for a First-in-class Injectable Antibiotic (Source: Zavante)

Human Longevity Completes $220M Series B Financing (Source: Human Longevity) 

EnsoData Raises $550K to Develop Software That Analyzes Sleep Data (Source: Xconomy)

RiverVest Venture Partners Opens San Diego Office That’s Been 10 Years in the Making (Source: RiverVest)

UCSD Scientist Named to Panel Advising Biden on Cancer ‘Moonshot’ (Source: UCSD)

Drug Approvals and Designations

Upcoming Events

April 28, 2016
LA BioMed, Torrance
April 29, 2016
Salk Institute, La Jolla
May 2, 2016
Biocom, San Diego
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OCTANe, Orange Country
May 25, 2016
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