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Spring 2017 FAST Closing Showcase Celebrates Seven Companies

CLSI celebrated key milestones at the Spring 2017 FAST Closing Showcase at UCSF’s Byers Auditorium on June 13.  The Showcase marked the culmination of the Spring program and included presentations from seven graduating FAST companies: Encellin, an innovative ultra thin-film cell delivery platform company; LogicInk, developing programmable temporary tattoos that are electronics-free and transform to convey … Continue reading Spring 2017 FAST Closing Showcase Celebrates Seven Companies

CARB-X Featured Prominently at BIO 2017

The global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) faces serious scientific and economic obstacles, both of which garnered significant attention on the Infectious Disease Track at BIO 2017 in San Diego. Multiple panels focused on these issues, including (1) new technologies to overcome AMR mechanisms, (2) partnerships that de-risk R&D of antimicrobial products (a panel featuring CARB-X … Continue reading CARB-X Featured Prominently at BIO 2017

I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop Debuts at BIO 2017

Twenty-five early researchers selected from 110 applications submitted from universities nationwide, helped kick off the first BIO 2017 I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop.  The researchers were undergraduates, graduates, post docs and assistant professors representing underrepresented groups from 18 institutions across the country. Organized by the American Society of Microbiology (ABRMS), Biocom Institute, California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI), … Continue reading I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop Debuts at BIO 2017

FAST & Fellows Round Up

Read the latest in FAST and Fellows news: Medical device startup, Raydiant Oximetry Inc.(FAST Spring 2017) won first place at the 17th annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition on Thursday, May 25 scoring a cash prize of $10,000! Read More SyntheX(FAST Fall 2016) CEO, Maria Soloveychik is spotlighted in May SOSV. Maria has been fortunate to be … Continue reading FAST & Fellows Round Up

FAST & Fellows Round-Up

Read the latest in FAST and Fellows news: On April 27, BridgeBio Pharma announced the launch of Eidos Therapeutics, a CLSI 2016 FAST biopharmaceutical company developing a novel small-molecule treatment for transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis. BridgeBio has committed $27 million and seasoned R&D executives to advance Eidos’ lead compound, AG10.   AG10 was discovered and initially developed by Eidos’ co-founders Isabella Graef, … Continue reading FAST & Fellows Round-Up

CARB-X

CLSI Supporting Four of First Eleven “Powered by CARB-X” Companies What is CARB-X? Launched in August 2016, CARB-X (Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical accelerator) is one of the world’s largest public-private partnerships devoted to combating anti-microbial resistance. CARB-X is providing capital (up to $450M over 5 years) and strategic business support to companies with promising early-stage … Continue reading CARB-X

FAST & Fellows Round-Up

Read the latest in FAST and Fellows news: Paragon Genomics (FAST 2016) – dedicated to improving the critical upfront target enrichment and library preparation workflow for Next-Generation Sequencing – has launched its CleanPlex™ target enrichment solution at the 2017 AACR Annual Meeting. CleanPlex™ is a patented amplicon sequencing technology. Encellin (FAST 2017), was the winner … Continue reading FAST & Fellows Round-Up

FAST & Fellows Round-Up

Read the latest in FAST and Fellows news: FAST graduate GigaGen (Spring 2015) has entered into a strategic partnership with Trianni, a company that has developed novel mouse strains genetically engineered to express human antibodies. The partnership will use GigaGen technology to discover immuno-oncology antibody therapeutics through The Trianni Mouse platform. Click HERE for more … Continue reading FAST & Fellows Round-Up