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Aethlon Subsidiary to Collaborate With Thomas Jefferson University in Cancer Research

San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc., a company developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious diseases and cancer, announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Exosome Sciences Inc. has entered into a research collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2015 1:04 p.m.   Share

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Hires More Execs, Raises $8.7M

San Diego’s Amplyx Pharmaceuticals is beefing up its executive team and tacking on an additional $8.7 million to its recent Series B round, upping the total for that round to $49.2 million.

Tri-City Medical Center Hires Firm to Reduce Readmissions

Oceanside’s Tri-City Medical Center is partnering with health-tech firm Aidin to ensure that patients stay healthy after going home.

Specialty Skin Care Firm Sente Announces $5 Million in Financing

Sente, a specialty aesthetics firm in San Diego, announced that it has raised $5 million in financing.

San Diego-based Cue Partners With Johnson & Johnson for Portable HIV Viral Load Test

Johnson & Johnson has partnered with San Diego-based Cue to develop a cheap, portable and Internet-enabled HIV test.

Aethlon Medical Reports Q3 Results

Aethlon Medical Inc., a company that makes a blood-filtering device to treat infectious disease and cancer, reported financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter.

Tech Company Aira.IO Raises $2.5 Million in Series A Financing

Health tech company Aira.IO announced Thursday that it has raised $2.5 million in a Series A round of financing.

Cancer Researcher Awarded Seven-Year, $7.9 Million Grant

A cancer researcher at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) has received a seven-year, $7.9 million grant to advance his cancer research.

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Becton, Dickinson to Grow Presence in Region

After gobbling up San Diego’s CareFusion in a $12.2 billion deal last year, global medical equipment supplier Becton, Dickinson and Co. has decided to maintain (even grow) its presence in San Diego.

Illumina Reports Strong Growth for 2015 Despite Weak Q4

San Diego-based Illumina reported strong growth for its 2015 fiscal year on Tuesday, with net income increasing 31 percent and sales rising 19 percent.

Brian Hansen Named Chief Commercial Officer at Tandem Diabetes Care

Tandem Diabetes Care Inc., a medical device maker and manufacturer of insulin pumps in San Diego, has announced that Brian Hansen has joined the company as chief commercial officer and executive vice president.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Enters Licensing Agreement with Tizona Therapeutics

San Diego drugmaker Ligand Pharmaceuticals has entered into a licensing agreement with San Francisco-based Tizona Therapeutics.

Mold-Maker Balda C. Brewer Moving Some Operations to Oceanside

Balda C. Brewer Inc. USA, a maker of plastic molds used in medical devices and other products, is closing a plant in Irvine this month and cutting 193 jobs. The company plans to shift more jobs out of OC with the relocation of other operations from Anaheim to the Inland Empire and San Diego County.

Illumina Signs Genotyping Deals With Four Partners

San Diego-based sequencing firm Illumina Inc. announced Monday that it has signed four separate biobanking deals with Vanderbilt University, University of Colorado at Denver, Partners HealthCare, and Montreal Heart Institute.

HUYA Bioscience Signs Licensing Agreement With Japanese Firm

Local drugmaker HUYA Bioscience International inked a licensing deal with Eisai worth up to $280 million-plus, the company announced Monday.