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Ionis, Roche Partner on Macular Degeneration Drug

Swiss drug giant Roche and Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals seem increasingly enamored with one another.

GreatCall, Insurer Partner to Offer In-Home Monitoring for Seniors

GreatCall, a San Diego-based mobile device company, will partner with a Massachusetts insurer to monitor the health of at-risk seniors.

NIH Grant Gives Salk Researcher Backing in ‘High-Risk’ Endeavor

Janelle Ayres, an associate professor with Salk Institute for Biological Studies who is taking on challenges posed by infectious disease and antibiotic resistance, earlier this month landed a $3.5 million National Institutes of Health grant.

Study: Reflexion's Virtual Physical Therapy Reduces Costs

Virtual physical therapy from San Diego-based Reflexion Health was effective as traditional therapy while saving money, according to a first-of-its-kind clinical trial conducted by Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Ionis, Roche Strengthen Ties with Deal Worth Up to $759M

Swiss drug giant Roche and Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals seem increasingly enamored with one another.

New Palomar CEO Takes on Financial, Medical And Staffing Challenges

The word “interim” in a job title implies caretaker. Not to Diane Hansen, evidently.

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Xenco Medical CEO Named to California Workforce Development Board

Jason Haider, the CEO of San Diego-based Xenco Medical, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Workforce Development Board.

Ionis Gets Good News With FDA Approval

Ionis Pharmaceuticals’ drug for a rare genetic disorder recently gained regulatory approval, a relief to investors worried about a denial, and pitting the company against Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

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AMN Healthcare Says HQ Will Remain Local

San Diego’s AMN Healthcare is not relocating to Dallas, ending speculation raised by the CEO’s new home and twin datelines.

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MappBio Wins Contract To Combat Viruses

San Diego’s MappBio recently received a $14.8 million contract to advance a treatment for Sudan virus.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Closes Acquisition of Vernalis

San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals closed its acquisition of Vernalis Plc in a deal that Ligand said will add “shots on goal” to its portfolio.

Scripps Research Adds Board of Overseers

Scripps Research added a 21-member Board of Overseers with big names from across San Diego life sciences as the organization broadens its scope, it was recently announced.

UC San Diego to Open New Rancho Bernardo Facility

UC San Diego Health on Oct. 15 will open a 57,000-square-foot Rancho Bernardo center with offerings spanning primary care, urgent care and behavioral health.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Burr Heart & Vascular Center Opens

Burr Heart & Vascular Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital – per Sharp the only dedicated cardiovascular center in East County -- recently began treating patients.

With Eye On Expansion, Co. Consolidates Its Diverse Pharma Forces

Japanese food and drug manufacturing giant Ajinomoto Group is reorganizing, placing three disparate drug-making businesses on three continents under one umbrella.

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