After a Speedy IPO, Equillium Expands Antibody R&D to Renal Disease

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Headed by former Amylin CEO Dan Bradbury, Equillium (NASDAQ: EQ ) has licensed the drug, itolizumab, which it calls EQ001, from Indian pharma giant Biocon Limited for development in the United States and Canada. Equillium, a biotech that’s looking to develop an antibody drug for immuno-inflammatory diseases, has added a form of renal disease to the indications for which it aims to develop medicines.

Renova Therapeutics Raises $7.52M

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Bradbury has joined the company''s board. Bradbury is a member of life sciences consulting and investment firm BioBrit LLC; he also served as President and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals. San Diego-based Renova Therapeutics , a biopharmaceuticals company developing treatments for congestive heart failure and other diseases, has raised $7.52M in a Series C funding round. The company said the funding primarily came from high net worth individuals. As part of the funding, Daniel M.

Biolinq Raises $10M

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As part of the funding Dan Bradbury, the former CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, has joined as executive chairman, and M Ventures' Edwards Kliphuis, along with Hikma Ventures' Lana Ghanem have both joined the company's board. San Diego-based Biolinq , a startup developing wireless-enabled, biosensor patches aimed at continually monitoring blood glucose levels, has raised $10M in a Series A funding, the company said this morning.

Liquid Grids Gets Series A For Healthcare Marketing

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Bradbury, former CEO of Amylin Pharmacueticals, as a new Chairman of its board, and also added Sherman Atkinson as a Director of the company with the funding. San Diego-based Liquid Grids , a developer of digital advertising software aimed at the healthcare industry, said this morning that it has raised a Series A funding round. Size of the round was not announced. According to Liquid Grids, the funding was led by Miramar Ditial Ventures.

Teaching a Kid to Swim One Way or Another

Eric Greenspan

Tom Bradbury. This week I began a focused effort to teach my toddler to swim. We have a pool so it’s important he learns for safety. He’s a feisty little dude. When he doesn’t want to do something, he digs in his heels. He doesn’t want to learn to swim.