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FAST & Fellow Company News

  • Current FAST company Fauna Bio announced they have raised a seed round of $4.1 led by True Ventures to further their discovery platform that focuses on hibernating mammals to find new therapeutic targets for human diseases Read More
  • C.Light Technologies (FAST Spring ’18) announced they have received funding from Arrow Capital (VC powered by Bow Capital) Read More C.Light is also a finalist for the 2019 LyfebulbCelgene “Addressing Unmet Needs in MS: An Innovation Challenge” and will be competing on June 13, 2019 for $25,000 Read More
  • YourChoice Therapeutics (FAST Fall ’18) featured in Business Insider article: A startup seeded by Silicon Valley’s hottest mentorship program aims to bring the first male birth control to market Read More
  • BioAmp Diagnostics (FAST Fall ’17) has been accepted into Illumina Accelerator’s ninth funding cycle Read More
  • Inflammatix (FAST Fall ’17) has been named a finalist for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC) Disruptive Technology Award for their rapid HostDx™ tests Read More
  • GigaGen (FAST Spring ’15) announced publication of a study in peer-reviewed scientific journal mAbs validating feasibility and benefit of rapid parallel immunization protocols for discovery of novel monoclonal antibodies Read More GigaGen was also listed as 1 of 6 award-winning life science companies in the Bay Area by BioSpace Read More
  • Whole Biome (FAST Spring ’14) secured $35M in Series B financing, led by Sequoia Capital Read More and just announced positive clinical results showing the efficacy of its proprietary microbiome Live SynbioticsTM formulation in improving glucose control in patients w/ T2D Read More
  • Xcell Biosciences (FAST Fall ’13) announced the launch of their Technology Access Program (TAP) and their first TAP partner Belgian company ImmunXperts Read More
  • Sandstone Diagnostics (FAST Fall ’13) announced it has raised an additional Series A financing of $2.5million to accelerate the development of Zero Delay (ZD) plasma preparation system Read More
  • Fellows member Checkerspot announced closing of its Series A financing of $13 million Read More


  • CARB-X announced 4 new funding rounds for 2019 Read More
  • CARB-X awarded an additional $1.7 million to California-based company Specific Diagnostics after reaching their milestone to proceed with the second stage of funding for Specific’s Reveal™ rapid antibiotic susceptibility test (AST) instrument Read More


CLSI/CLSA events

  • 6/20 | South San Francisco, CLSA Innovation Breakfast: Data Management
  • 7/9 | Berkeley, CLSI Startup Buzz Networking Event
  • 7/17 | San Diego, CLSA 4th Anniversary Celebration & San Diego Open House
  • 7/23 | South San Francisco, CLSA 4th Annual Celebration & South San Francisco Open House
  • 11/15 | San Francisco, 16th Annual Pantheon 2019 Presenting DINA Awards

Community Events

  • 6/13 | San Francisco, QB3 Seminar: Dennis Schwartz, Repostive “How to Access Genomic Data for Cancer Therapeutic Discovery”
  • 6/19 | San Francisco, MBC BioLabs Founders At Work Speaker Series: Mattershift
  • 6/19 | San Francisco, 6th Annual Rosenman Symposium
  • 6/20-24 | San Francisco, ASM Microbe 2019
  • 6/25 | San Francisco, IndieBio Demo Day, San Francisco
  • 6/26 | San Francisco, MBC BioLabs Larger than Life Science: Critical Cash
  • 7/10-12 | San Francisco, Smart Medtech @ Semicon West
  • 9/3-6 | Boston, ASM/ESCMID Conference on Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • 9/24 | South San Francisco, JLABS: Meet with BARDA
  • 9/24 | San Diego, JLABS Science, Startup, Repeat- Breakfast with Serial Entrepreneur Mike Gilman
  • 10/2-6 | Washington DC, IDWeek 2019