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IBM Research, UCSD collaborate on artificial intelligence for healthy living

Friday, September 29, 2017

IBM and the University of California San Diego have announced a multi-year project to enhance quality of life and independence for aging populations through the new Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center (AIHL), located on the campus of UC San Diego. The groundbreaking center will bring together the technology, artificial intelligence and life sciences knowledge of IBM and UC San Diego to promote critical research and applications in two thematic areas: Healthy Aging and the Human Microbiome.

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Tempus, U of California Davis ink personalized medicine partnership

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tempus, a technology company focused on helping doctors personalize cancer care by collecting and analyzing large volumes of molecular and clinical data, and University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center are collaborating on a precision medicine partnership to advance clinical care with Next Generation Sequencing analysis, focused initially on patients diagnosed with hematological malignancies and pancreatic cancer.

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CBT Pharmaceuticals creates scientific advisory board

Monday, August 28, 2017

CBT Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative oncology therapeutics harnessing the immune system and targeting specific molecular pathways to tame cancer,  announced the appointments of Robert A. Figlin, M.D., FACP and Frank McCormick, Ph.D., FRS, DSc. to its newly established Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

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Blade Therapeutics appoints Dr. Maria E. Fuentes EVP, Research

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Blade Therapeutics, a private biopharmaceutical company advancing novel anti-fibrotic therapies to meet important patient needs, announced the appointment of Maria E. Fuentes, Ph.D., as Executive Vice President, Research. In this newly established position, Dr. Fuentes will lead Blade’s anti-fibrotic programs in preclinical testing. Blade’s flagship program, focused on a small molecule cysteine protease inhibitor, is expected to enter IND-enabling studies by year-end 2017.

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CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing appeal filed

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CRISPR Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics, Caribou Biosciences and ERS Genomics announced that The Regents of the University of California, the University of Vienna and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively UC), co-owners of foundational intellectual property relating to CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering, submitted an appellate brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seeking reversal of a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in an interference proceeding relating to CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology. In the appeal, UC requests reversal of the PTAB’s decision terminating the interference between certain CRISPR/Cas9 patent claims owned by UC and claims of the Broad Institute, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (collectively, Broad).

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Ergomed appoints Dr Dan Weng as CEO

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ergomed, a company dedicated to the provision of specialized services to the pharmaceutical industry and the development of new drugs, announced the strengthening of its executive team with the appointment of Dr. Dan Weng as its new chief executive officer and a board director of Ergomed. Dr. Weng joins Ergomed with effect from 1 July 2017 from EPS Holdings (EPSHD), a global CRO listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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