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SpaceX To Launch Cargo For NASA On Monday
The next launch for Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planned for Monday, in what NASA says will be the ninth Commercial Resupply Services mission for the agency to the International Space Station. According to NASA, SpaceX will be launchign its Dragon spacecraft with materials for the orbiting laboratory and crew, including a giant, metallic ring. The ring is designed to help connect the ISS to other spacecraft, as they deliver astronauts to the station in the future. NASA and SpaceX said they are targ (More info...)

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How Nestigator Is Making Real Estate Shopping a Shared Experience
Despite years and years of online real estate being a part of the real estate equation, shopping for a house is still not what it could be—or so says startup veteran and Nestigator ( founder Jerry Slavonia. Slavonia told us why he thinks collaboration is the key to improving the real estate shopping experience, and how his new startup is taking on the challenge. Slavonia was founder of Campus Explorer and an executive at, before it was acquired by eBay.

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RealD Acquires Tessive
Beverly Hills-based 3D movie projection technology developer RealD has acquired motion image processing technology developer Tessive, the company said Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to RealD, it acquired the technology and assets of Tessive in order to launch a new product, RealD TrueMotion, which helps correct imperfections in motion capture. As part of the buy, Tessive founder Tony Davis has become a Senior Scientist at RealD.

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Amgen, Daiichi Sankyo In Japanese Commercialization Deal
Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and Daiichi Sankyo Company said late Wednesday evening, that the two have reached an agreement to commercialize biosimilars in Japan. The two said the deal covers several biosimilars in late-stage development, including biosimilars of adalimumab, bevacizumab and trastuzumab. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The two said Amgen will remain responsible for the development and manufacturing of the biosimilars, while Daiichi Sankyo will be responsible for mar (More info...)

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Plex Pharmaceuticals Gets $670K For Parkinson's Research
San Diego-based Plex Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company aiming at treating ALS, Parkinson's disease and cataracts, says it has raised $670,865, via the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The funding--which came in the form of a grant--will go towards using its technology to discover and develop brain-permeable drug candidates for treating Parkinson's disease. Plex Pharmaceuticals, which formerly was known as CalAsia Pharmaceuticals, has previously received grant fu (More info...)

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STARZ Debuts on Roku
Beverly Hills-based STARZ is broadening its distribution channels, saying on Wednesday that it has added support for Roku for its existing subscribers. According to STARZ, the support allows its subscribers to watch both its original series, as well as movies and first run films on Roku's media players and Roku TV. STARZ said users can sign up for its service directly through the STARZ App on Roku, at a cost of $8.99 per month. Existing STARZ subscribers on more traditional cable, satellite, and (More info...)

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