March 4, 2014
NOVATO — Economic development agencies and life sciences officials across the North Bay are collaborating to draw more biotechnology companies to the region, spurred by recent efforts from the City of Novato and a study by the Marin Economic Forum that found Marin County’s economy has benefited significantly from the industry.
February 26, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BRMN) on Wednesday reported its fourth-quarter and full-year net losses expanded nearly 17 percent and 54 percent, respectively, attributed to more research-and-development and marketing expenses for key treatments for rare diseases.
February 24, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Investors in BioMarin Pharmaceutical (Nasdaq: BRMN) have been bullish about the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for Vimizim, the first approved treatment for the rare disease Morquio A syndrome.
The price of the company’s stock shot up Thursday and at the close of trading Monday was nearly 7.5 percent higher.
January 13, 2014
Gary Scott, a financial adviser with Edward Jones in Sonoma, and Debbie Gilman and Letizia Veronese, the branch office administrators, were recently honored by the firm for performance and client-service excellence. …
Santa Rosa Breakfast Club recently elected officers for the first half of 2014. …
The city of Fairfield recently hired Bryan Briggs as senior economic development project manager. …
Rebecca Lipski joined Pure Power Solutions in Healdsburg as senior operations manager. …
Tim McDonald, of Cloverdale, was elected chairman of the board of directors at Alexander Valley Healthcare. Joining him on the Executive Committee are Peter Turbott, vice chairman, and Brooke Greene, secretary. Jenine Saunders will continue as treasurer and CFO. …
Community Action Partnership Sonoma County named Tim Reese executive director. …
Marin Humane Society appointed Leilani Borenstein of San Rafael and Chip Smith of Mill Valley to its board of directors. …
Sonoma County radio station KWVF, The Wolf, added radio personality Sue Hall. …
Dana Kreuzberger, broker and manager of the Novato office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, was named secretary of the Marin County Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors. …
The board of directors of BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. promoted Jeff Ajer to executive vice president and chief commercial officer. …
Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley hired Ann Petersen as the association’s first executive director. …
December 30, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) made a big signal toward its future plans for its Marin County base of operations when it agreed to pay $116.5 million to purchase the four-building San Rafael Corporate Center complex where the creator of treatments for rare diseases moved its headquarters just over a year ago.
November 7, 2013
NOVATO — Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp (Nasdaq: RPTP) on Thursday reported its third-quarter net loss expanded by nearly 70 percent, attributed to more development dollars poured into its recently approved lead drug.
For the nine months ended in September, Raptor’s net loss was $57.4 million, or $1.01 per share, compared with a net loss of $27.3 million, or $0.56 per share, for the nine-month period ended in August 2012.
September 30, 2013
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board is is accepting comments on the Renewal of Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Grazing Operations in the Tomales Bay Watershed. …
Petaluma-based Scott Laboratories announced the release of its first-ever Cider Handbook. …
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN) of San Rafael said it has closed the first patient in the Phase 1/2 trial for BMN 190. …
Ken Frank, executive chef and owner of La Toque restaurant in Napa’s downtown, launched La Toque’s new iPad wine list. …
June 3, 2013
Chicago-based investment adviser Morningstar has increased its fair value estimates for BioMarin Pharmaceutical stock. …
BioCision, a developer of products used to eliminate variability in lab procedures based in Larkspur, recently announced a collaboration with ATCC. …
College of Marin held its annual scholarship awards ceremony, awarding a total of $44,470 to 78 students. …
Marin County’s luxury home market has been churning strongly since the worst of the housing crisis, with the number of sales up 56 percent in April versus the same period in 2012. …
May 9, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN) recently reported a net loss of $39.8 million, or 31 cents per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, compared to a net loss of $24 million in the same period last year.
February 21, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) on Thursday reported its fourth-quarter and 2012 net losses about doubled from a year before.
Rumors have been circulating that BioMarin is an acquisition target, but the company CEO fended off that speculation recently.
January 7, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BRMN) today said it has acquired San Diego-based Zacharon Pharmaceuticals, a private biotechnology company focused on developing small molecules targeting pathways of glycan and glycolipid metabolism.
January 7, 2013
More than a dozen North Bay companies undertook major expansions or moves: TricorBraun WinePak, Raydiance, Enphase Energy, General Dynamics, Langers of Sonoma, Anette’s Chocolates Napa Valley, Marmot Mountain, Wineshipping, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, EO Products, Birkenstock USA, Toys for Bob, Adventist Health, Amorim Cork America, SPG Solar, Biosearch Technologies and Telltale Games.
After Hours: Mountain Play fundraiser; BioMarin ribbon-cutting; Star Staffing at the Hispanic Chamber ExpoJanuary 7, 2013
Nov. 3, 2012: Mountain Play Assn. held its annual fall fundraising gala, The Sound of the Mountain, at the JCC in San Rafael / Oct. 18, 2012: Ribbon-cutting for BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s new San Rafael Corporate Center / Oct. 25, 2012: Star Staffing at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo
November 5, 2012
SAN RAFAEL — BioMarin Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:BMRN) shares jumped by more than 30 percent Monday after the company announced a key study on its GALNS therapy ended, the first step in seeking regulatory approval for its treatment of the rare enzyme deficiency condition.
September 17, 2012
Bank of Marin promoted Mike Kadel to first vice president. …
SWA Group, a landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, named Chih-Wei Lin as the principle of the firm in Sausalito. …
Sutter Medical Foundation announced the arrival of board-certified family medicine physician Nigel Brandstater, M.D. …
The Burbank Housing board of directors announced it has appointed Charles A. Cornell to succeed John Lowry, when he retires this year in September, as executive director and president. …
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced Jeff Ajer, the current vice president of commercial operations, the Americas, will be promoted to senior vice president, chief commercial officer. …
Mandi Nash has joined Grgich Hills Estate as brand associate, a new position for the winery. …
Cuvaison Estate Wines announced the formation of a new in-house sales team responsible for the sales of the Cuvaison and Brandlin Vineyard brands nationwide. …
Jennifer Brown has been appointed director of public relations and communication for Wilson Daniels. …
August 2, 2012
NOVATO — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) today reported its net loss expanded five fold in the second quarter and first half of this year, outpacing strong revenue growth.
July 30, 2012
As construction crews prepare 120,000 square feet of offices in San Rafael Corporate Center for the expansion of Novato-based BioMarin Pharmaceutical later this year, Marin Economic Forum has analyzed how much the arrival of more than 300 employees in the city will affect the greater business community. The figures are breathtaking.
Industry West Commerce Center off Todd Road in southwest Santa Rosa has brought in 55,000 square feet of leases in recent months, bringing the 275,000-square-foot industrial developments to 88 percent occupancy.
In another sign of increased economic activity in Petaluma, telecommunications equipment startup Cyan and real estate brokerage Keller Williams expanded by 8,700 square feet all together at Basin Street Properties’ Redwood Business Center office building at 1383 N. McDowell Blvd.
June 18, 2012
In an effort to gauge how the region’s major employers are dealing with continued economic uncertainty, the North Bay Business Journal reached out to major companies with a series of employment-related questions, in addition to identifying the top human resources professional at each organization.
The results, from tech to health care, to hospitality to manufacturing, show that many of the major players are faring better, some even thriving, but challenges nonetheless remain.
March 12, 2012
MARIN COUNTY — Central and northern Marin office space markets have strengthened significantly in the past 12 months, with vacancy rates finally dipping below 20 percent for the county.
March 5, 2012
NOVATO — Mark Wood is vice president of human resources of BioMarin Pharmaceutical, which has approximately 700 employees. He joined the pharmaceutical company in 2004 and oversees all HR functions as well as public relations and corporate communications. Before joining BioMarin, he was a sole proprietor of an HR consulting practice from 2002 to 2004 and previously worked as vice president of human resources and consulting for AG Consulting. He also previously was manager of compensation and quantitative analysis at Genentech and held numerous HR positions with Wells Fargo Bank.
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