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Right on the edge of the Interstate 805 is the latest addition to the sprawling Illumina Inc. campus: a spanking-new athletic complex and corporate amphitheater that seats 1,750.
San Diego-based Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that its anti-obesity drug, Belviq, will go on sale Tuesday — triggering a $65 million milestone payment from its marketing partner, Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co. Ltd.
Sotera Wireless Inc., a San Diego company that has developed a wireless patient monitoring system, has grown its board of directors.
PROPERTY: Report Expects Newly Insured to Drive Need for Facilities
Economic uncertainties and questions about the impact of upcoming federal health care reforms have prompted medical practices to delay real estate decisions during the past few years. But experts say the local climate could see some shifts as key elements of the Affordable Care Act take effect in 2014.
HEALTH: Telemedicine Market Expected to Reach $27.3 Billion in 2016
A San Diego company is entering the burgeoning telemedicine market, launching a service that now remotely connects patients to about 800 physicians in the San Diego area.
Biotech. It’s hot. On a local level, as widely reported, there’s been a string of IPOs and secondary public offerings across San Diego’s biotech landscape — as well as new funding announcements and heavy-hitting milestone payments.
MEDICINE: Cost Fluctuations, Actual Payments Hard to Decipher
Recent data from Medicare shows that hospital costs differ significantly across the country — and that health care billing in San Diego happens to be on the higher end.
BIOTECH: PwC Reports Q1 2013 Drop In Dollars and Deals
Lumena Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based manufacturer of liver disease drugs, recently secured $23 million in Series A financing.
MEDICINE: UCSD Surgeons, Firm Develop Corrective Magnetic Rods
Implanted, growing magnetic rods — they sound like something out of a sci-fi movie.
BIOTECH: Funding Allows Firm Flexibility for Development
In rapid succession San Diego’s Ambrx Inc. has received sizable payouts from sizable drug companies, most recently penning a cancer drug development deal with New York-based Bristol-Myers Squibb.
HEALTH CARE: Firm Doubles Employment in Its Qualcomm Life Unit
One of the hottest buzzwords of health care reform is the ACO — the accountable care organization. San Diego’s Qualcomm Life, the health sciences subsidiary of telecommunications giant Qualcomm Inc., has made a bold move to enter the ACO space — by acquiring San Diego IT company HealthyCircles Inc.
It’s been a busy few weeks for San Diego’s biotechs. Acquisitions, partnership payouts and a number of IPOs are in the works—all signs that the sector, somewhat sluggish post-recession, is picking up its pace.
HEALTH: Bankrupt Facility Will Still Be Used as Hospice
A heated auction in federal bankruptcy court last week culminated in Scripps Health making a winning $16.55 million bid for San Diego Hospice’s eight-acre Hillcrest property.
Family-owned fixed auditorium seating provider Seating Concepts LLC, which was started in Mexico with just 5,000 in pesos in 1926, and moved to the U.S. in the 1980s, has announced that it has relocated its global corporate headquarters near Lindbergh Field in San Diego.
BIOTECH: Former Canadian Firm Developing BPH Treatment
Sophiris Biosciences Inc.’s story is one of immigration and, in a way, the pursuit of the American dream: It’s a Canadian-turned-American pharmaceutical company that’s using its newfound San Diego base to restructure and ramp up development plans for its drug that treats prostate enlargement.