Ikena Oncology Acquires Pionyr Immunotherapeutics in All-Stock Transaction

August 08, 2023
Ikena Oncology, a targeted oncology company forging new territory in patient-directed cancer treatment, and Pionyr Immunotherapeutics, a privately-held, clinical-stage biotechnology company, today announced the closing of Ikena’s acquisition of Pionyr in an all-stock transaction.

Scalable Care Inc signs landmark license agreement with UCSF to commercialize evidence-based mental health resources

July 19, 2023
Scalable Care Inc signs an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with UCSF to commercialize evidence-based digital mental health therapies that help teenagers and young adults manage emotions, cope with trauma, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and learn self-reflection using conversational AI and...

BeeKeeperAI Raises $12.1 Million Series A to Accelerate AI Development on Privacy Protected Healthcare Data

June 29, 2023
BeeKeeperAI, Inc., a pioneer in zero-trust, collaboration software for the development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), today announced that it has closed $12.1 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Santé Ventures, with participation from the Icahn School of Medicine at...

Erasca Granted FDA Orphan Drug Designation for CNS-Penetrant EGFR Inhibitor ERAS-801 for the Treatment of Malignant Glioma

June 23, 2023
Erasca, Inc., a clinical-stage precision oncology company singularly focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing therapies for patients with RAS/MAPK pathway-driven cancers, today announced the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) to...

MindRhythm Announces First Patient Enrolled in Pivotal Study of Novel Harmony™ Device for Rapid Detection of Stroke

June 22, 2023
MindRhythm Inc, in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the pivotal portion of its HeadPulse for Ischemic Stroke Detection Prehospital Study (EPISODE-VS). EPISODE-VS is designed to validate that...

Delve Bio Launches to Commercialize its Metagenomic Sequencing Platform for Infectious Disease Diagnosis

June 20, 2023
Congratulations to Charles Chiu, Joe DeRisi, Michael Wilson and the Delve Bio team on their $35 million in Series A financing led by Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund II and joined by Section 32 and Google Ventures!  UCSF is happy to partner with this talented and experienced team of scientists and...

Neurona Therapeutics Presents One-Year Data on the First Patient Treated with NRTX-1001 Cell Therapy in an Ongoing Phase I/II Trial for Drug-resistant Focal Epileps

June 20, 2023
Neurona Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company advancing regenerative cell therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders, announced the presentation of new data from the open-label, single-arm, starting dose-level of its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial of a one-time dose...

Exai Bio Presents New Multi-Cancer Early Detection Data at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2023 Annual Meeting

June 07, 2023
Exai Bio today announced new data from a 3,300 subject study demonstrating that its novel RNA- and AI-based platform can detect multiple cancer types at the earliest stages using a single, standard blood sample. Exai Bio's core technology is founded on UCSF research done by Hani Goodarzi, PhD.

Mission Bio Launches Tapestri v3 to Rapidly Accelerate Rare Cell Detection

June 04, 2023
Mission Bio today announced breakthrough improvements to the Tapestri® Platform and its core chemistry that enable highly confident detection of rare cells for a range of applications. UCSF Researcher Adam Abate, PhD, is the lead inventor. More

UCSF NewCo Vevo Therapeutics has been Selected to Join the AWS Startups Generative AI Accelerator

May 31, 2023
Only 21 leading startups in the Generative AI space (out of 1200+ companies) were selected to be in the inaugural #AWSGenAIAccelerator cohort. The Vevo team, which already enjoys the support of some of the most esteemed thought leaders in the space (their advisors Richard Socher, Bo Wang, Michael...