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Psychosis Drug Also Shows Promise in Dementia Cases

Nuplazid Nets $94.6 Million In Q3 SalesA drug from Acadia Pharmaceuticals made dementia patients nearly three times less likely to relapse into psychosis.

Forge Eligible for up to $190M in Antibiotic Deal with Roche

San Diego-based Forge Therapeutics struck an agreement with Roche centering on Forge’s antibiotic for treatment-resistant infections.

DermTech Raises $65M in Private Placement for Skin Cancer Test

Funds To Accelerate Commercialization of Flagship Test

Susan G. Komen San Diego’s ‘More Than Pink Annual Dinner’ Goes Virtual

Be the first to experience a virtual reception from the comforts of your home with a dazzling online auction, captivating entertainment, giveaways, and more surprises to be announced.

Maravai LifeSciences Acquires MockV Solutions

San Diego’s Maravai LifeSciences has purchased MockV Solutions for undisclosed terms, it was announced March 17.

n-Lorem Foundation Lands $500,000 for Rare Disease Work

The n-Lorem Foundation — a Carlsbad nonprofit that formed to supply individualized therapies free of charge to patients with ultra-rare genetic diseases — has received a $500,000 pledge.

Mesa Biotech Developing Rapid COVID-19 Test

Mesa Biotech is developing a COVID-19 test that aims to tell if someone has the virus in 30 minutes, amid clamoring to get answers faster as the deadly strain spreads.

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Alphatec to Buy EOS Imaging in $121.9M Deal

Carlsbad-based Alphatec has agreed to acquire EOS Imaging in a $121.9 million deal.

Biological Dynamics Gets $1M from Gates Foundation for Tuberculosis Test

San Diego’s Biological Dynamics is set to receive a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to push forward its tuberculosis test.

Haynes and Kearns Join Board of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has made two additions to its board who are well known in San Diego’s education and health care circles: Karen Haynes and Donald Kearns.

Virtual Reality Startup Hosts Live Streaming of Coronavirus Research

“The VR perspective and intuitive manipulation allows you to get a really good feel for the structure..."

La Jolla Laser Vision & Eye Center Acquired

Acuity Eye Group has purchased La Jolla Laser Vision & Eye Center for an undisclosed amount.

Vividion Therapeutics Lures Former Pfizer Executive

Vividion Therapeutics – a San Diego upstart that last year raised an $82 million financing round – has announced the hiring of a former Pfizer executive.

Biotechs in San Diego Join Race to Combat Coronavirus

MEDICINE: Investor Interest Swirls around Companies

A crop of life sciences companies are rushing to combat the coronavirus outbreak, triggering big movements in their stocks and millions in grant funding.

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Illumina Adds Former FDA Commissioner to Board

Illumina recently made a major addition to its board: Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Gates Foundation Awards $50M to Scripps Research

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $50 million to a division of Scripps Research to push forward potential therapies for tuberculosis and malaria.