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Dexcom Delivers With Impressive Q3 Results

Company Looking At Various Avenues to Expand Its MarketIn what an analyst called another blowout quarter, Dexcom on Nov. 6 posted $396.3 million in third quarter revenue, a 49% year-over-year increase.

Avidity Biosciences Raises $100M Round

Avidity Biosciences bagged a $100 million series C round to work on a pipeline of preclinical programs for muscle disorders and other diseases.

Spine Treatment Startup Carlsmed Names New COO

Carlsmed, a San Diego-based startup that uses predictive analytics to plan spine surgeries, named a new COO.

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Grants Give Researchers Tools To Tackle Problems

Oceanographers Team Up to Examine Toxic Algae Blooms

Toxic algae blooms. Injuries from nerve damage. Brain disorders- these are problems San Diego researchers hope to better understand.

Merck Buys Calporta, Deal Worth up to $576M

In 2017, Merck & Co. cut short a late-stage clinical trial of an Alzheimer’s drug because it wasn’t helping patients, one of many failures that led big pharma to scale back efforts to try and treat brain disease.

After Valuation Plummet, Human Longevity Raises $30M

Human Longevity Inc. has raised $30 million, a year after a letter from the company’s board signaled a cash crunch at the genomics outfit.

LifeNet Health Acquires Organovo Subsidiary

LifeNet Health has acquired Samsara Sciences, a subsidiary of Organovo that provides human liver cells for drug research.

Currax Buys Nalpropion, Gains Weight-Loss Drug

New Jersey’s Currax Pharmaceuticals now holds the rights to contrave, a weight-loss drug with San Diego roots.

After Missing Mark in Clinical Trials, Halozyme Focuses on Delivery Platform

BIOTECH: Cancer Drug Failed to Extend Patient Lives

For many biotechs, the news would be a death knell.

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The Ups and Downs Of Third Quarter Life Sciences Leasing

PROPERTY: Mirati Leads the 20 Deals Made With 64,108 Square Feet

More life sciences companies took space in the third quarter, but industry leasing activity still fell compared with the same period a year ago.

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Neurocrine Reports 46% Spike in Revenue for Q3

PHARMA: Company Positioning Itself to Be a Leading Global Biopharma Organization

Neurocrine Biosciences reported revenue of $222.09 million in third quarter results.

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Tandem Diabetes Care Reports Jump in Q3 Sales

Tandem Diabetes Care logged a jump in third quarter revenue as the company moved toward profitability.

Gut Health Is Goal Of Sun Genomics’ Custom Probiotics

Targeted Solutions Said To Take Complexity of Microbiome Into Account

A crop of companies take a person’s fecal sample and profile the microbiome, living microorganisms in the digestive system that are getting increased attention.

Heron Candidate Could Be Pain Med Alternative to Opioids

Analyst Sees Potential As Blockbuster Treating Postoperative Pain

In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration kicked back an application from Heron Therapeutics asking for approval of its experimental pain medicine.

Intrepida Bio Launches with $9.5M

Intrepida Bio seeks to modulate the immune system to fight cancer and other diseases.

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