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Company’s Eye Drops Could Be Replacement for Reading Glasses

PHARMA: Company May Seek Partnership During Final TrialsA small and low-key drugmaker in Coronado is making an eye drop product that may replace reading glasses.

By Brittany Meiling July 14, 2016 3:38 p.m.   $$ Share

NuVasive's Healthy Q2 Earnings Beat Wall Street Expectations

Medical device maker NuVasive Inc. reported a significant boost to the company’s sales and revenue for the second quarter, topping Wall Street’s expectations.

Sequenom Acquired by LabCorp for $371 Million

San Diego’s Sequenom Inc. is being acquired by LabCorp, a giant in the diagnostics and lab testing industry, in a deal worth $371 million.

Illumina Reports Q2 Revenue of $600.1 million

San Diego’s medtech giant Illumina Inc. reported Tuesday that its second quarter revenue rose 11 percent.

Organovo Holdings Inc. Moving to Nasdaq Exchange

Organovo Holdings Inc., the San Diego firm that “bioprints” three-dimensional human tissue, is moving its stock to the biotech-heavy Nasdaq exchange from the NYSE MKT.

Apricus Biosciences Terminates One Agreement, Signs Another

San Diego biopharma Apricus Biosciences is expanding its exclusive distribution deal with Swiss firm Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. and terminating its deal with German drugmaker Sandoz.

Allergan Terminates Agreement With Adamis Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan Plc is backing out of its deal with San Diego-based Adamis Pharmceuticals Corp. to commercialize the firm’s epinephrine pre-filled syringe for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).

AristaMD Raises $11 Million in Series A Financing

Local digital health company AristaMD raised $11 million in a Series A financing, the company announced Friday.

UCSD to Open Tokyo Office to Further Japanese Partnerships

The University of California, San Diego is opening an office in downtown Tokyo, where researchers will seek partnerships with Japan’s booming life science industry.

SpectraScience Inc. Signs Deal With Middle East Distributor

San Diego’s SpectraScience Inc., a medical device company using light technologies to detect and diagnose cancers, has signed a distribution agreement with Advanced Medical German Co. (AMG) in Kuwait to be its exclusive distributor in the Middle East.

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. Earns $10 Million From Janssen Biotech

Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. has earned $10 million from Janssen Biotech Inc. by licensing out its gastrointestinal (GI) drug candidate, IONIS-JBI1-2.5Rx.

Illumina Is Seeking Candidates for Its Accelerator Program

Gene sequencing giant Illumina Inc. is calling for startups to apply to its business accelerator program for early-stage businesses in the genomics space.

AltheaDx Inc. Aims to Raise $6M in Debt Financing

San Diego molecular information firm AltheaDx Inc. has raised $2.2 million in debt financing, according to a form recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Summit on Precision Medicine to Feature Region's Genomics Leaders

Leaders in San Diego’s genomics industry will address challenges and ideas in the precision medicine space at a local conference in August.

Mexico OKs Arena Pharmaceuticals Weight-Loss Drug for Commercialization

Arena Pharmaceuticals’ weight-loss drug, Belviq, has been approved for commercialization in Mexico, gaining Arena a milestone payment of $1 million.