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San Diego medical device maker NuVasive Inc. reported an increase in profit for its third quarter (ended Sept. 30) compared with the same period last year.
San Diego medical device maker ResMed Inc. announced a boost to its profit in its first quarter (ended Sept. 30) compared to the same period last year.
Local science technology firm Illumina Inc. is collaborating with North Carolina-based Q2 Solutions to establish a framework for developing companion diagnostics, medical tests that are used “as a companion” to a drug to see if the drug is going to work for the patient.
The University of California, San Diego is collaborating with Indian philanthropic organization Tata Trusts to establish a research organization in India called Tata Institute for Active Genetics and Society.
San Diego drugmaker aTyr Pharma Inc. has received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its leading drug candidate Resolaris.
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to continue his work in stem cell biology and regeneration.
Organovo Holdings Inc., the San Diego firm that “bioprints” three-dimensional human tissue, is hoping to raise $25 million in a public offering of its stock.
San Diego biotech Molecular Assemblies Inc. has appointed Michael J. Kamdar as CEO and director.
The Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health – its third from the agency in 13 months – to study the effectiveness of algorithm-driven text messages in managing the disease among high-risk Latinos in San Diego County.
BIOTECH: Hurdles Include Manufacturing, Gaining Wide Acceptance
An accountant once told me that fast-growing startups mistakenly “build Taj Mahals” for their company headquarters, sinking all their money into beautiful buildings when they should be sinking it into their technology.
MEDICINE: Expanding Access Is One of Her Passions
When Judith Shaplin and her family moved to eastern San Diego County, her grade-school principal noticed the little girl’s interest in medicine and put her in charge of cleaning up other kids’ playground scrapes.
San Diego’s Histogen Inc., a regenerative medicine company, has appointed Martin Latterich as vice president of technical operations.
The Betty Ford Center plans to open a new outpatient addiction treatment center in mid-December in Del Mar Heights.
Biotech upstart Sirenas LLC is collaborating with the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) to discover and develop drugs.
Ash Robinson has been named CEO of FIT4MOM, the San Diego-based wellness company tailored to mothers that has more than 1,300 locations nationwide.