Definition of biotech
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Gina Drosos, the former Procter & Gamble executive who presided over the Mason biotech Assurex Health through the start-up’s growth, is leaving to become president and chief executive officer of the parent company for Kay and Zales jewelry stories.
Juno Therapeutics, a biotech firm in Seattle, had to shut down one of its CAR T-cell programs because five patients died of brain swelling.
Collins owns 17 percent of the Australian biotech firm Innate Immunotherapeutic, making him the company’s largest shareholder.
Entasis Therapeutics, a biotech company in Waltham, Massachusetts, that owns the drug, depended on public funding from the US National Institutes of Health to conduct a phase II trial of zoliflodacin in 2015.
Even in the biotech frenzy of the 21st century, such a feat would be a considerable challenge.
NantKwest, a biotech firm focused on harnessing the immune system to counter cancer cells, went public at $25 a share in late July 2015 and reached nearly $35 the next day.
Max Hodak, who co-founded Transcriptic in Menlo Park, California—another biotech company exploring automation—also sees limits to the approach.
Although biotech job growth in Palm Beach County has been modest in the past decade, FAU and state leaders remain hopeful Scripps and Max Planck will serve as anchors for a major biotech cluster.
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