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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

Swallowing A Biologic Drug?

Original article posted on BioTech Primer SURVIVING THE STOMACH IS KEY Over the past two decades, biologic drugs — drugs composed of proteins produced by living cells — have become the safest, most effective top sellers within the pharmaceutical industry. Approved to treat a variety of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, … Continue reading Swallowing A Biologic Drug?

Introducing the Spring FAST 2017 Companies

Six life science startups, vetted and selected by distinguished reviewers, have been selected for CLSI’s Spring Fellows All-Star Team (FAST) Advisory Program. The spring 2017 FAST companies are: Encellin, which is focusing on cell therapy device production with a validated thin film cell encapsulation technology that protects transplanted therapeutic cells; Facile Therapeutics, progressing Ebselen as … Continue reading Introducing the Spring FAST 2017 Companies

FAST@Area 52 Launches in Davis this March

The California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) is proud to announce the expansion of the FAST program to Davis, CA: FAST@Area 52. The pilot will launch with two Davis companies, InnovaNutra, which is developing bio-based encapsulation to significantly improve bioaccessibility of nutrients and phytochemicals to use in food and medical applications; and Raydiant Oximetry, which is … Continue reading FAST@Area 52 Launches in Davis this March

CLSI Partners with CSU I-Corps to deliver Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop aimed at Promoting Inclusion of Underrepresented Populations in the Sciences

The California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI)  is partnering with CSU I-Corps, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), E. E. Just Life Sciences Society, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), and the Biocom Institute to deliver a 2.5 day Bio-entrepreneurship Workshop for a diverse group of early-career researchers in conjunction with the 2017 … Continue reading CLSI Partners with CSU I-Corps to deliver Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop aimed at Promoting Inclusion of Underrepresented Populations in the Sciences

FAST & Fellows Round-Up

CLSI would like to share some (non-confidential) news from our FAST and Fellow companies: FAST graduate Xcell Biosciences (Fall 2013) announces $12 Million Series A Funding Round! EpiBiome (FAST Spring 2015) was awarded the Fiscal Year 2016 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs Discovery Award by the Department of Defense office of the congressionally directed medical … Continue reading FAST & Fellows Round-Up

CLSA Biotechnology Educator of the Year Seeks Volunteers to Judge STEM Fairs

Elizabeth Schar, winner of the 2016 Pantheon Biotechnology Educator of the Year Award, is seeking industry volunteers to help judge STEM science fairs in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto. “Here is your chance to meet young people who are trying out science and engineering, and looking for feedback,” said Schar, hoping … Continue reading CLSA Biotechnology Educator of the Year Seeks Volunteers to Judge STEM Fairs

The Top Tech of 2016

Original Article Featured on BioTech Primer Weekly CAR-T PRIMERThe hottest cancer therapy in the pipeline — chimeric antigen receptor therapy (CAR-T) — continued to mature in 2016 with its first FDA approval for blood cancer patients set to arrive this year. What’s next in the world of CAR-T? A whole lot: Additional cancer and autoimmune … Continue reading The Top Tech of 2016