UCSF Startup Launched
Sonja Schrepfer's UCSF startup, Sana Biotechnology, launches with a focus on engineering cells to create a new class of medicines.
CRISPR-mediated Activation to Reduce Obesity
Catalyst Awardees, Nadav Ahituv, PhD and Navneet Matharu, PhD, Apply CRISPR-mediated Activation to Obesity. Here are the results:
Mission Bio Raises $30M To Expand Tapestri’s Reach
Mission Bio raise $30M in series B funding with Adam Abate’s work on single-cell DNA analysis platform Tapestri®.
Principia Revealed In Generous IPO
Principia Biopharma founded by Jack Taunton, began trading at $17.00 per share on the Nasdaq, raising approximately $122.2 million for immunology and cancer treatment.
FDA Clears FOR46 For Clinical Trials
Fortis Therapeutics receives FDA clearance for two INDs to treat late-stage prostate cancer and multiple myeloma.
Radio Frequency Sedative Gets FDA Nod
FDA grants 510(K) clearance to Relievant Medsystems leading to Its first commercial intracept procedures and $58 Million in equity funding.
Health Hub Launches in Collaboration with UCSF
Next-generation nonprofit Health Hub and UC San Francisco have announced plans to bring inventors and local entrepreneurs the support and professional development needed to build successful companies.
Venn Acquires Cancer Immunotherapy Antibody
Venn Therapeutics has completed an exclusive licensing deal with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to advance its novel integrin αvβ8 antibody, created by a team of preeminent scientists at UCSF, led by Dr. Stephen Nishimura.
Cell Design Labs
Producing cancer-fighting cell therapies, UCSF startup, Cell Design Labs Inc. was acquired by Gilead for $567M.

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