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Co. Takes Encryption Route to Protect Device Data

BIOTECH: To Spot Problems, Medcrypt Monitors MetadataIn 2016, a medical device crashed during heart surgery after misconfigured antivirus software opened.

Human Longevity Names Interim CEO

David Karow was recently named CEO of Human Longevity, which comes after Craig Venter announced his retirement from the role on May 24.

Q2 Life Sciences Investment Hits Record $427.5M

FINANCE: Ansun Led the Way With $85M Series A

It’s another record-setting quarter. Investment in San Diego-based life sciences companies hit a record high $427.5 million in the second quarter of 2018, according to a July CBRE Group Inc. report. This figure beat the preceding quarter’s $417.9 million in investment, which was a record at the time, and represents a 32 percent year-over-year jump.

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Tandem and Heron Lead Local Life Science Stock Gains

On average, stocks of public life sciences companies in San Diego gained 12 percent during the second quarter, lifted in large part by a diabetes pump maker.

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Kieran Gallahue Joins Arena Pharmaceuticals’ Board

Life sciences veteran Kieran Gallahue was named to Arena Pharmaceuticals’ board of directors.

Synteract Buys Cu-Tech

San Diego-based Synteract has acquired Cu-Tech, and has established a center for dermatology development, with the aim of being a big player in dermatology clinical trials.

ResMed, Alphabet Subsidiary Partner on New Venture

San Diego-based ResMed and Verily, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, have formed a new venture to develop software for identifying, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other breathing disorders.

BrainLeap Technologies Gets $225K Grant to Develop Attention Training Games

BrainLeap cofounders, UCSD neuroscientists, aim to turn research discoveries into effective treatments.

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Prepares $80M IPO

San Diego-based Crinetics Pharmaceuticals laid out terms for a planned initial public offering in paperwork filed July 9.

Life Sciences Add Tech Talent to Most Wanted List

WORKFORCE: Sector Stresses Opportunities to Job Candidates, Students

It’s an employment intersection that’s only growing more pronounced.

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Mark Hagan Hired as AMN Healthcare’s Chief Information Officer

San Diego staffing company AMN Healthcare has brought Mark Hagan on board as chief information officer.

Fit4Mom Expands Through Some Key Developmental Stages

FITNESS: From Informal Start, It Moves to Franchising, Studios, and Digital Programs

For Lisa Druxman, chief founding mom of Fit4mom (formerly known as “Stroller Strides”), the San Diego-based company which provides fitness for every stage of motherhood, launching the business 17 years ago came from pure necessity.

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Beacon Discovery Expands, Partners with Escient Pharmaceuticals

San Diego-based Beacon Discovery has added square footage and employees following partnership deals.

Todd Nelson hired as CEO of SGI-DNA

San Diego’s SGI-DNA, a spinout of Synthetic Genomics, has named life sciences veteran Todd Nelson as CEO.

GreatCall Moves to New Office

Company expands but stays in Pacific Plaza

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