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Lab Support, a division of On Assignment, is an international leader in placing scientific, engineering, and preclinical professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities. Having pioneered a specialized staffing approach, most Lab Support Staffing Consultants possess a degree in science or engineering and a passion for the industry they represent. With 25 years of experience, we successfully place professionals in industries, such as biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, environmental, chemical, and consumer care as well as government and academia... Learn more

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February 1st, 2011

Editor: Ahmed Enany
President & CEO
Southern California
Biomedical Council

SoCalBio Conference on

Bioscience Cloud Computing

Utilizing Cloud Resources to Further Your
Business Development Strategy

Feb. 24, 2011 -- Jonathan Club (Los Angeles)
Learn how to use "cloud" resources to cut cost of doing business, increase efficiency and ensure regulatory compliance.
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May 26, 2011
Annual SoCalBio Workshop on Accessing Government Funding (Calit2 Auditorium at the University of California Irvine)

June 20, 2011

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September 22, 2011

13th Annual SoCalBio Investor Conference

(Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles)

New SoCalBio Members

California Stem Cell, Inc.


California Stem Cell is focused on the production and supply of clinically relevant human cell populations, and their therapeutic application to human disease and injury... Learn more

Moraga Biotechnology

(Culver City)

Housed at Momentum Biosciences, Moraga Biotechnology is focused on the use of adult stem cells for regenerative therapies ... Learn more

USC School of Pharmacy

(Los Angeles)

Since its inception more than a century ago, the School has remained a place of innovation, creativity and excellence in pharmacy education and research. The School is represented in SoCalBio by Dr. Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, Associate Dean for Research Affairs, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences ... Learn more

Dergosits & Noah
(San Francisco and Los Angeles)
The law firm of Dergosits & Noah LLP assists clients nationally and internationally, offering the full spectrum of intellectual property services, focusing on San Francisco IP law, patent preparation and prosecution, trademark transactions, patent transactions. For more info, contact Mananli Dighe at 310-663-5100
Neumedicines Receives Patent Coverage to 2026 for HemaMax Use in CIT
The Pasadena-based Neumedicines, a biotechnology company developing therapies for applications in oncology and hematology, today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its U.S. Patent Application Number 10/886,267 entitled "Uses of IL-12 in Hematopoiesis" ... Read more

Applied BioCode Granted 2 Patents for its Barcoded Magnetic Beads Used in Highly Multiplexed MDx Testing

The SANTA FE SPRINGS-based Applied BioCode, Inc. announced that the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patents #7,858,307 (Dec 28, 2010) and 7,871,770 (Jan 18, 2011), "Light Transmitted Assay Beads", describe the method of use and the manufacturing of its multiplex Barcoded Magnetic Beads products... Read more
Clinical Studies
Endologix Announces Favorable Clinical Results for Nellix Technology
The Irvine-based developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced the publication of favorable clinical results for the Nellix technology for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR). The peer-reviewed article reported initial results from the international multicenter clinical trial, with successful aneurysm exclusion in all patients, and no late aneurysm or device-related adverse events or secondary procedures... Read more
ImaginAb, Inc. and Eurogentec S.A. Collaborate to Produce Antibody Fragments in Pichia
The Inglewood-Based ImaginAb, Inc. and Eurogentec S.A. announced a development collaboration to establish a novel system for producing engineered antibody fragments. The two companies will produce ImaginAb's optimized antibody fragments with Eurogentec's high-performance Pichia pastoris expression system. Leveraging Eurogentec's expertise in cGMP manufacturing of recombinant proteins, the collaboration will accelerate the development of ImaginAb's rich pipeline of targeted molecular imaging agents for the diagnosis and treatment management of cancer and autoimmune diseases ... Read more

Allergan and MAP Pharmaceuticals Announce Collaboration on LEVADEX Investigational Therapy for Acute Migraine

LEVADEX contains a proprietary formulation of dihydroergotamine (DHE), a drug delivered via IV, injection or nasal spray and used in clinical practice today for the treatment of acute migraine. Utilizing MAP Pharmaceuticals' proprietary drug delivery system, the TEMPO� inhaler, the unique formulation can be self-administered by the patient and is absorbed through the lungs. If approved, LEVADEX may offer an easy to use, at-home therapy option for acute migraine sufferers... Read more

Valeant to Buy PharmaSwiss for $481 Million
"This acquisition of PharmaSwiss solidifies our position as a leading pharmaceutical company in Central and Eastern Europe," said J. Michael Pearson, Valeant's chief executive... Read more
People on the Move
OASIS Announces Craig Delgado as President
The Glendora-based OASIS Medical, Inc., has announced that Craig Delgado has been elected to the position of President, effective January 1, 2011. Craig joined the company in 1996 and was promoted from his former position as Vice President of Sales and Marketing... Read more
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