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Talks canceled in possible USC affiliation with Scripps Research
Talks canceled in possible USC affiliation with Scripps Research

A possible deal for USC to acquire or enter into an affiliation with the biomedical powerhouse Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla has collapsed and talks have been formally canceled, officials said Thursday. According to statements from both institutions, a previous agreement to discuss a possible partnership or other forms of affiliation has been “terminated” just a month after the talks were publicly confirmed. The end comes after leading faculty at Scripps announced strong opposition to a possible USC takeover, contending it might destroy their independence as researchers. The Scripps Research Institute is an independent biomedical organization that is home to Nobel Prize-...

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