KPBS: San Diego Nonprofit Biotech Focuses on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Imagine a biotech company that pledges not to make money. That’s what a San Diego chemist, Marco Biomonte, has done. His non-profit biotech specializes in neglected tropical diseases. Company's unique mission: to develop tests that detect whether someone is infected with worms. The test for river blindness and loaisis would really fill a need, according to Dr. James McKerrow, the dean of UC San Diego’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy.
UC San Diego News Center: Meet Dr. James McKerrow, Dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
In July 2014, Dr. James H. McKerrow became only the second dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which opened its doors to its first class in the fall of 2002.