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After Weight-Loss, Arena Has Options

PHARMA: New Painkiller And Other Drugs Being TestedIt’s been a rocky year for Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc., but things are looking up with its latest experimental drug: a painkiller that mimics cannabis without the head high.

By Brittany Meiling April 28, 2016 12:45 p.m.   $$ Share

Biocept Inc. Prices Common Stock Offering

San Diego-based Biocept Inc. is hoping to raise $5 million in an offering of its common stock, the company announced April 29.

Ignyta Inc. Looking to Raise $50 Million in Stock Offering

San Diego’s Ignyta Inc., a drugmaker developing cancer therapeutics, is hoping to raise $50 million in an offering of its common stock, the company announced Wednesday.

Dexcom Reports 60 Percent Jump in Q1 Revenue

Dexcom Inc., one of San Diego’s biggest public medical technology firms, reported a 60 percent jump in revenue for the first quarter of this year.

ResMed's Q1 Net Income Drops to $88.5 Million

San Diego medical device company ResMed Inc. reported a drop in net income for the first quarter of 2016.

NuVasive's Q1 Earnings Report Better Than Expected

San Diego medical device maker NuVasive Inc. exceeded Wall Street expectations Tuesday when it reported a boost in revenue and an improved bottom line.

Ronald Rittenmeyer Named CEO at Millennium Health

Millennium Health, a drug-testing firm in San Diego, announced that Chairman of the Board Ronald Rittenmeyer is taking over as CEO.

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Trovagene Inc. Appoints Bill Welch to be CEO

A month after abruptly firing two top executives, San Diego’s cancer test company Trovagene Inc. has appointed a new CEO.

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Out of the Shadows

BIOTECH: Co. Emerges With Anti-Aging Results; Some in Industry Are Skeptical

Osman Kibar is nonchalant, as billionaires go, but he’s nothing if not confident. Dressed in a fading polo shirt and old jeans, he leans back in his chair, intertwines his fingers and fights a knowing smile. He knows why I’m here.

Human Longevity Signs 10-Year Deal With AstraZeneca for Genomics Work

San Diego’s Human Longevity Inc. struck a deal with pharma giant AstraZeneca and its global biologics R&D arm, MedImmune, the companies announced April 21.

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Skylit Medical Raises $400,000 in Latest Round

San Diego medtech Skylit Medical raised fresh capital this week and added two board members.

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation Rebrands

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation has rebranded, changing its name to Champions for Health.

Sanford Burnham Partners with GlaxoSmithKline

One of San Diego’s top research facilities has partnered with pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline to form a new center focused on neuroscience in La Jolla.

Shares of Illumina Inc. Suffer Biggest One-Day Loss

A weak earnings forecast driven by disappointing sales in Europe hammered shares of San Diego-based Illumina Inc. during trading Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pima Medical Institute Plans New Location in San Marcos

Healthcare education provider Pima Medical Institute has signed a long-term lease for a space at the North City mixed-use development in San Marcos, the project’s developer announced.