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Spin-Off Companies

Scripps Research Institute faculty are among the most prolific and entrepreneurial in the world. More than 70 spin-off companies have been created since 1980 as a result of their efforts.

2016

• Hyconix

2015

• Resilience
• CompuVax
• aaRS
• Vividion
• MyI Diagnostics
• Tollbridge

2014

• Aldabra Biosciences
• Padlock Therapeutics
• Transplant Genomics, Inc.

2013

• Blackthorn Therapeutics Inc.
• iGenomiX
• Sirenas Marine Discovery
• Zebra Biologics

2012

• Abide Therapeutics
• Cypher Genomics
• Vesper Biologics

2011

• RQx Pharmaceuticals

2010

• Ember Therapeutics
• Epic Science

2009

• Receptos Pharma
• Protix, Inc.
• Zyngenia

2008

• aTyr Pharma
• Curna
• yecyte, Inc.
• Fate Therapeutics
• Proteostasis Therapeutics
• Sapphire Energy

2007

• Fabrus, Inc.
• Xcovery

2006

• Affinity Pharmaceuticals
• Calmune
• Viriome LLC
• Wittycell S.A.S.

2004

• Achaogen Inc.
• Motility, Inc.
• Promosome
• Rincon Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Sapphire Energy)

2003

• Ambrx Inc.
• FoldRx Pharmaceuticals
• Prion Solutions (acquired by Chiron)

2002

• CovX Research (acquired by Pfizer)
• NanoRX (acquired by Adaptive Therapeutics)
• VAXDesign (acquired by Sanofi Pastueur)

2001

• Kalypsys
• Phenomix
• Syrxx (acquired by Takeda)

2000

• ActivX Biosciences (acquired by Kyorin)
• Neurome

1999

• Geneformatics (merged with Structural Bioinformatics)
• Optimer Pharmaceuticals
• Prolifaron (acquired by Alexion Pharmaceuticals)

1997

• Epicyte (acquired by Biolex Therapeutics)

1996

• Digital Gene Technologies (purchased by Neurome)
• Discovery Labs (merged with Acute Therapeutics)
• Drug Abuse Sciences
• Sangamo Biosciences

1995

• PharMore
• Thrombosys

1994

• Apovia AG (formerly EVAX Technologies, originally Immune Complex Corp.)
• Applied Molecular Evolution (formerly Lxsys; acquired by Lilly, Inc.)
• CombiChem (acquired by Dupont-Merck Pharmaceutical and merged with Bristol-Myers Squibb)

1993

• Ciphergen Biosystems (acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories)

1992

• Sequel Therapeutics (later acquired by Cytel, which was subsequently spun-out as Epimmune)

1989

• Avanir Pharmaceuticals (formerly Lidak)
• Corvas (acquired by Dendreon Corporation)
• UNASYN

1986

• MP Biomedicals (formerly Qbiogeneand Bio101)
• NeoMPS (formerly Multiple Peptide Systems)

1984

• Stratagene

1982

• Synbiotics

1981

• Quidel