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New Test, Leaders Line Up for Exagen

BIOTECH: Diagnostic for Lupus Drawing InterestA group of San Diego biotech veterans has taken over New Mexico’s Exagen Diagnostics Inc. and put it on a path to growth.

By Brittany Meiling June 23, 2016 12:28 p.m.   $$ Share

Ardea Biosciences to Close, Lay Off 145 Employees

Ardea Biosciences, a local biotech sold to Big Pharma for big bucks, will lay off up to 145 employees in San Diego and eventually close down.

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Greg Doyle Named CEO of Leading BioSciences Inc.

Leading BioSciences Inc. has appointed Greg Doyle as its new chief executive officer.

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Qualcomm, Medtronic Tackle Type 2 Diabetes

BIOTECH: Goal Is Smaller And Cheaper Disposable Monitors

Medtronic has joined with Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc., to bring Qualcomm’s wireless technology to Medtronic’s diabetes devices — even though a competing technology may beat them to market.

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Illumina Honors Its CEO Flatley

Medtech giant Illumina Inc. dedicated a research and development building on its campus to its longtime CEO Jay Flatley.

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Co. Goes Out of Town, State for New Manufacturing Plant

Medical device firm Dexcom Inc. is joining the ranks of San Diego companies that are building manufacturing operations outside the state.

Reflexion Health Raises $18 Million in Series B Financing

Reflexion Health, a San Diego digital health company, has landed $18 million in a Series B round led by inside investors, the company announced Wednesday.

COO Mark Gergen Leaving Mirati Therapeutics

Mark Gergen, the executive vice president and chief operations officer at Mirati Theraputics Inc., is stepping down, the company announced Wednesday.

MIT Ranks Illumina World's Third-Smartest Company

A San Diego medtech giant is one of the “smartest” companies out there, according to MIT Technology Review, which Tuesday released its annual list of 50 companies that have created new markets or taken risks to disrupt an existing marketplace.

Dexcom Inc. Building New Manufacturing Plant in Phoenix

Local medical device maker Dexcom Inc. is building a new manufacturing facility near Phoenix, the company announced Monday.

Regulus Therapeutics Secures $30 Million Credit Facility

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. has entered into a $30 million loan and security agreement with Oxford Finance LLC, the company announced Monday. The infusion of cash gives the local biopharma the runway needed to progress its products through the clinic.

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Passing The Tests

Calbiotech Meets the Challenges of Moving and of Moving Up in the Life Science World

It’s a good sign when a company has to move into a larger space. Calbiotech Inc., which manufactures life science products, outgrew 11,000 square feet in Spring Valley and recently traded up to 22,000 square feet in El Cajon. It also recently hired six employees, giving it a headcount of 45.

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Illumina to Name Facility After Longtime CEO Jay Flatley

Medtech giant Illumina Inc. is dedicating an existing research and development building on its campus to its longtime CEO, Jay Flatley.

Breg Appoints Benjamin Hutson VP of Operations

Breg Inc., a provider of sports medicine products and services, announced recently that Benjamin Hutson has joined the company as vice president of operations.

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Preston Romm Named COO at Suneva Medical Inc.

Suneva Medical Inc., a facial skin care company in San Diego, has hired ex-Valeant Pharmaceuticals executive Preston Romm as the company’s new chief operating officer.