Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Basepaws, a DNA-testing startup for cats, received investments from 2 "sharks"

The cat is out of the bag — Basepaws, a startup sometimes referred to as "23 and Me for cats," picked up two investments totaling $250,000 on an episode of ABC’s "Shark Tank" that aired Sunday, April 28.

Sharks Kevin O’Leary, a software entrepreneur, and Robert Herjavec, who founded a cybersecurity firm, each acquired 5% of the company for $125,000.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Researchers at LA BioMed in Torrance, CA have been working to create a therapeutic vaccine for 2 years to fight infections caused by Candida auris. The lab studies have been most encouraging. With its resistance to anti-fungal drugs, a vaccine is likely the best way to combat the antibiotic-resistant nature of this emerging and deadly pathogen.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Institute recently opened new 78,000 square-foot medical research facility to house award-winning doctors

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) announced today that 11 of its investigators are included in America’s Top Doctors. The honor is presented annually, and they are based on recommendations from other physicians and health care professions.

Monday, April 1, 2019

$63-million, four-story, 78,000 square-foot facility is one of the most advanced in the country

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) today held the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art medical research building and bioscience incubator on its campus at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.

“The opening of our new medical research building is a milestone for LA BioMed,” said David Meyer, PhD, President and CEO, LA BioMed. “It will allow us to recruit and retain the best investigators, giving them world-class labs and work spaces where they can develop new treatments and therapeutics for years to come.”

Monday, March 18, 2019

Discovery paves the way for new generation of anti-infective

Investigator(s): Michael Yeaman, PhD

A discovery by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) has uncovered a common blueprint for proteins that have antimicrobial properties. This finding opens the door to design and development of a new generation of anti-infectives active against pathogens that have become resistant to conventional antibiotics.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Product developed at LA BioMed is a safe, economical, available primary therapy

Investigator(s): Yutaka Niihara, MD, MPH

Last night’s episode of CBS’ “60 Minutes” brought much-needed awareness of the hardships faced by the estimated 25 million people around the world living with sickle cell disease. The broadcast highlighted an experimental gene therapy-based treatment that might someday even cure the disease. However, at this time, it is not available to the general public and remains in an experimental stage where potential complications and consistent efficacy are still being evaluated. Also, the procedure is potentially hugely expensive should it ever be commercialized.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) and BioLabs, a network of shared lab facilities designed to manage all aspects of operations for high-potential, early-stage life science companies, today announced the Spring 2019 opening of a new Los Angeles bioscience innovation center.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Funds will go toward recruiting top researchers and improving facilities in the South Bay region of LA County – one of the nation’s top ten biotech clusters

Monday, December 10, 2018

New Program Creates a Triple Threat: Graduates with Clinical, Business & Research Skills

LA BioMed has launched a doctoral program in translational research, the first comprehensive degree of its kind. It will be co-located with LA BioMed’s research facilities and biotech incubator in Torrance, alongside a future bioscience tech park, level one trauma center, and academic teaching hospital.