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AMN Takes Holistic Approach to Serving Health Care Clients

HEALTH: Acquisitions Extend Reach, Abilities of Co. to Provide SolutionsAfter nine acquisitions during the last two years, AMN Healthcare would probably be excused for slowing down to make sure the companies it bought are being properly integrated and contributing to the bottom line as planned.

By John Cox March 16, 2017 3:15 p.m.   $$ Share

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Plans $100 Million Public Offering

Local drugmaker La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. plans to raise up to $100 million in a public offering of its stock.

By Brittany Meiling March 22, 2017 12:46 p.m. share »

Medsphere Takes Electronic Health Record Product to Detroit

Carlsbad-based health-care IT company Medsphere Systems Corp. said it has implemented its cloud-based electronic health record system at two hospitals in the Detroit area.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »

How Many S.D. Companies Offer Health Insurance? The Answer Might Surprise You

No sooner has Congress taken up a proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act than a local survey highlights how widely – or narrowly – San Diego County’s business community has adopted the legislation better known as Obamacare.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:07 p.m. share »

Shareholder, Sorrento Settling Legal Dispute

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. has finally received a stamp of approval from an activist minority shareholder who sued the local drugmaker last summer. The parties say dismissal of the lawsuits is on the horizon.

By Brittany Meiling March 20, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »
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Robert Wechsler-Reya to Lead Rady's Genome Research Center

A professor at San Diego’s Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has been appointed director of the Joseph Clayes III Research Center for Neuro-Oncology and Genomics at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »
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Preston Klassen Named CMO at Arena Pharmaceuticals

Local diet pill maker Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recruited a former executive at Orexigen Inc., another weight-loss drugmaker in San Diego, to serve in the company’s leadership.

By Brittany Meiling March 20, 2017 11:12 a.m. share »
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Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Seen as 'Catastrophic' By Some Local Biotech Leaders

President Donald Trump’s blueprint is out for next year’s federal budget, and proposed cuts to scientific programs are causing local biotech leaders to balk.

By Brittany Meiling March 19, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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Coworking Space for Biotechs Graduates Two Funded Startups

Two biotech startups are graduating out of San Diego’s newest life science coworking space, BioLabs, after scoring new capital.

By Brittany Meiling March 17, 2017 12:45 p.m. share »

More Staffing Cuts at Trovagene

Trovagene Inc., a local diagnostics company in San Diego, has announced another reorganization plan that resulted in a 30-person cut to its staff and a cost savings of $8 million per year.

By Brittany Meiling March 16, 2017 5:36 p.m. share »

BIOTECHNOLOGY | CureMatch Gets New CEO at Launch Time

Blaise Barrelet, an early investor in local software startup CureMatch Inc., has stepped in as CEO of the company as the startup launches its product and readies for another fundraising round.

By Brittany Meiling March 16, 2017 2:45 p.m. share »

HLI Broadens Customer Base With Insurance Co. Partnership

Local genomics company Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) just landed a deal with insurance giant MassMutual that is sure to score more customers for HLI.

By Brittany Meiling March 15, 2017 4:31 p.m. share »

Arena Pharmaceuticals' Stock Surges on Strong Earnings Report

Local drugmaker Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. saw its stock surge nearly 13 percent Wednesday following an earnings report that impressed investors.

By Brittany Meiling March 15, 2017 3:25 p.m. share »

Orthopedic-Focused Urgent-Care Clinic Opening in Carlsbad

An urgent-care facility offering only orthopedic care is set to open March 16 in Carlsbad.

By John Cox March 14, 2017 12:39 p.m. share »
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For Some Startups, the Solution is Group Therapy

Startup communities have a culture that extols grit and perseverance, and San Diego’s tech scene is no exception.

By Brittany Meiling March 14, 2017 10:37 a.m. share »