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The Truth About Innovation

November 17, 2021
OTMA Executive Director Anthony Francis opens up about MedTech innovation and using the academic institution as a launchpad for startups. MORE

Chroma Medicine Launches with $125M

November 17, 2021
Chroma Medicine, a NewCo based on UCSF technologies to advance programmable epigenetic editors that harness innate mechanisms to precisely control gene ex

Neurona Receives IND Clearance to Initiate Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of Neural Cell Therapy in Epilepsy Patients

November 05, 2021
Neurona Therapeutics, a biotherapeutics company founded in UCSF technology to advance restorative neural cell therapies for the treatment of chronic neurological disorders, today announced that it has received clearance of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application f

Strategic Alliances Head, Peter Kotsonis, Named Assistant Vice Chancellor

November 03, 2021
After a process that involved extensive HR input from all 10 UC campuses, plus an extensive internal review within UCSF, Peter Kotsonis has been promoted to “Assistant Vice Chancellor of Business Development, Innovation, and Partnerships”.

Pliant Reports Positive Interim Results from Phase 2a PET Imaging Clinical Trial

November 03, 2021
Pliant Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company founded by UCSF researchers Bill Degrado and Dean Sheppard, with a focus on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis, today announced positive interim results from a Phase 2a positron emission tomography...

Hani Goodarzi Awarded Prestigious Vilcek Prize

October 29, 2021
Catalyst Awardee 

And the winners are...

October 13, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, October 12, 2021 - UCSF Health Hub and UCSF Health Hub Awards committee is proud to announce the 20 winning companies and Hall of Fame inductees for the 2021 UCSF Health Awards. The winning UCSF companies include: Best of UCSF DNA - Companies with Product: Genentech Best of UCSF...

UCSF Founded NewCo, Erasca, Announces First Patient Dosed in HERKULES-2

September 13, 2021
UCSF technology founded NewCo, Erasca, a clinical-stage precision oncology company singularly focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing therapies for patients with RAS/MAPK pathway-driven cancers, today announced dosing of the first patient in the 

Catalyst Awardees Win the Harrington Innovator-Scholar Award

September 01, 2021
Jennifer Chen and John Chorba, two UCSF Catalyst awardees, win the 2021 Harrington Innovator-Scholar Award for projects that also won the Catalyst Award. MORE

FDA Accepts Epygenix Therapeutics IND to Initiate a Clinical Trial

September 01, 2021
Epygenix Therapeutics, Inc. ("Epygenix"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on rare and intractable genetic epilepsy, announced today that the U.S.

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