Hollis-Eden Now Harbor BioSciences

2/18/10Follow @bvbigelow

San Diego drug developer Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals says it has changed its name to Harbor BioSciences, nearly a year after the company fired Richard Hollis, the biotech’s namesake founder and CEO, for cause unknown. Harbor BioSciences also changed its ticker symbol to (NASDAQ: HRBR), saying that shares would begin trading under the new ticker today. The biotech says it is continuing to develop a new steroid analog that stimulates apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in hormone-dependent prostate tumors.

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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