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8 hrs ago | The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Efficacy and Safety of Omalizumab in Patients with Chronic...

Correspondence: Karin Rosén, Genentech, Inc., 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, California 94080-4990, USA.

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Related Topix: Startups, San Mateo County, CA, South San Francisco, CA, Healthcare Law, Law

12 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Galena Biopharma Appoints Mark W. Schwartz, Ph.D., as President and Chief Executive Officer

Galena Biopharma, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative, targeted oncology treatments that address major medical needs across the full spectrum of cancer care, today announced that Mark W. Schwartz, Ph.D., has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

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Related Topix: Biotech, RXi Pharmaceuticals, Oncology, Medicine, Startups, Marketing

Wed Aug 20, 2014

EurekAlert!

USC Eye Institute study finds African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss

Study points to need for improved screening and access to treatments for diabetic macular edema, a leading cause of vision loss Rohit Varma, M.D., M.P.H., is the director of the USC Eye Institute and professor and chair of ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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Related Topix: African-American, Startups

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Washington Post

Chugai Rises by Limit After Roche Said to Be in Buyout Talks

Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. jumped by the most in four decades after parent Roche Holding AG was said to be in talks to buy out the Japanese drugmaker to secure full control of its cancer and arthritis drugs.

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Related Topix: Startups, Medicine, Arthritis, Health, Lung Cancer, Business News

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Daily Record

Alzheimer's drug misses goals

An experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in mid-stage studies on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, but showed some promise in the least-impaired participants who received a higher dose.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Startups

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Reuters

Roche to offer $10 billion for rest of Chugai: Bloomberg

Roche Holding AG is in talks to buy the almost 40 percent stake in Japan's Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd that it does not already own for about $10 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Startups, Oncology, Medicine, Cancer

Business Journal

Gilead beats back Roche, wins U.K. victory for hepatitis C drug Sovaldi

An arbitration panel ruled Friday that the Foster City-based drug maker's hepatitis C blockbuster Sovaldi did not infringe a 2004 research deal that rival Roche had with Pharmasset Inc. Gilead , led by Chairman and CEO John Martin , bought Pharmasset in 2012 for $11 billion, landing the drug that would become Sovaldi.

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Related Topix: Startups, Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmasset

Thu Aug 14, 2014

SFGate

Genentech wins approval to treat advanced cervical cancer

Genentech scored its latest victory Thursday when its drug Avastin won federal approval to treat yet another cancer, advanced cervical cancer.

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Related Topix: Cervical Cancer, Health, Startups, San Mateo County, CA, South San Francisco, CA

SFGate

Richard Scheller's rare African art head to de Young

A rare collection of African art assembled over nearly 30 years by a leading Genentech biochemist will go on display at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park in late January, marking the first time the public has seen many of the carved forms and shapes.

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Related Topix: Startups, Entertainment

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Business Journal

Suitors line up for lung drug developer InterMune

InterMune Inc. , on the cusp of finally winning regulatory approval of its treatment for a fatal lung-scarring disease, may be the hottest acquisition target in biotech.

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Related Topix: Biotech, InterMune, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Startups, 454

New York Daily News

Google 'anti-aging' group Calico has a website

Google's ambitious health-meets-tech spin-off, announced last fall by Google chief executive Larry Page, now has a website.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Larry Page

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on extending human life.

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Related Topix: Startups

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Toxicological Sciences

Combined Administration of RG7652, a Recombinant Human Monoclonal...

To whom correspondence should be addressed at: Genentech Inc., MS no. 59, South San Francisco, CA 94080.

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Related Topix: Startups, San Mateo County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, South San Francisco, CA, Medicine, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic)

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Freshnews

GRAMMYA Award-Winning Singer Jennifer Hudson Lends Her Voice To...

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer , a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and Genentech, one of the world's leading biotech companies, have joined forces with GRAMMY -winning singer, Oscar -winning actress, and SU2C Ambassador Jennifer Hudson for their latest campaign, entitled: "Two ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jennifer Hudson, Startups, Science / Technology, Biotech, San Mateo County, CA, South San Francisco, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Freshnews

Cypher Genomics Appoints to the Board of Directors, Henry Nordhoff as ...

Cypher Genomics, Inc., the genome informatics company, announced today the appointment of Henry Nordhoff as executive chairman of Cypher's board of directors.

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Related Topix: Gen-Probe, Startups, Food and Drug Administration, UC San Francisco

Business Journal

Community Impact: bringing students face to face with the world's top scientists

What better way to get students interested in science than to bring them into one of the top biotechs in the world? Genentech's Gene Academy shuttles students from three South San Francisco elementary schools and one middle school to the Genentech campus once a week for help with homework and projects as well as to talk with scientists at their ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups, San Mateo County, CA, South San Francisco, CA

Bloomberg

Roche Profit Falls on Franc Strengthl New-Drug Sales Rise

Roche Holding AG 's first-half profit fell 7 percent as the strength of the Swiss franc offset rising sales of the drugmaker's new cancer medicines.

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Related Topix: Pegasys, Biotech, Startups, Roche Holding, Medicine, Roche Group, Five Prime Therapeutics, 454, Healthcare Industry

Wed Jul 23, 2014

MarketWatch

Roche profit dented by currencies

Roche Holding AG reported Thursday that first-half net profit slid 7% under pressure from exchange rates, but strong sales of its cancer therapies prompted the Swiss drug giant to confirm its outlook for the full year.

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Related Topix: Pegasys, Biotech, Startups, Roche Holding, Medicine, Roche Group, Five Prime Therapeutics, 454, Healthcare Industry

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa cancer lab part of 'stepping into this future,' newly recruited director says

Dr. Lo has just been recruited by the Ottawa Hospital to open this city's first molecular oncology lab - a lab devoted to diagnosing the genetics of cancer.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Yale University, Startups

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