Famous Car Designer, H. Fisker, to use UCLA Battery Technology in New All Electric Vehicle

According to the legendary automotive designer, the new brand will come out with a technologically advanced, premium electric car sometime in 2017.

Henrik Fisker has relaunched his namesake company, he told Bloomberg.

The charismatic Dane said his newly minted Fisker, Inc. will showcase a premium, all-electric vehicle in the second half of 2017. In a private phone call on Monday, he called it a “spiritual successor” to the Fisker Karma electric car he launched in 2012.

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UCLA Startup, Neural Analytics lands $3M NIH grant

The NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research program funded the grant.

Neural Analytics landed a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the diagnostic and monitoring technology it’s developing for traumatic brain injury and stroke, the company reported. The NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research program funded the grant.

Los Angeles-based Neural Analytics, founded in 2013, develops technology to measure and track brain health, particularly traumatic brain injury, acute ischemic stroke, and dementia. The company is working on a portable ultrasound headset for athletes at risk of concussion.

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Pfizer to pay $14 billion for Medivation, whose drug Xtandi was discovered by UCLA

Through the deal, Pfizer gains a drug that has generated about $2.2 billion in net sales worldwide over the last year.

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.

A year’s worth of the drug, Xtandi, sells for about $129,000, and the medicine has generated about $2.2 billion in net sales worldwide over the last year, the companies said Monday in announcing the deal…

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