SD HEALTHCARE

Healthcare Firm Acquires Local Industrial Property for $14.63 Million

Healthcare firm Grifols Diagnostic Solutions Inc. of Los Angeles has acquired an industrial warehouse in San Diego’s 4S Ranch neighborhood for $14.63 million.

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AMN Healthcare High Up on Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing List

San Diego’s AMN Healthcare ranked No. 11 on Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies list.

San Diegans Named to Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine

Two San Diegans have been tapped for the newly established Governor's Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine.

Qualcomm Designs Inexpensive Biometric Patch for Health Care

BIOTECH: Arizona Co. Gets License; Aim Is for Cost to Be Less Than Dollar

Qualcomm Life Inc. plans to take a disposable biometric patch that monitors vital signs to market with the help of a corporate partner by 2018.

Weight-Loss Wellness Device Raises Funds, Skepticism

BIOTECH: Co. Gets $1.4M in Seed Funding, $1.53M in Crowdfunding

A company that recently released a headset that claims to facilitate weight loss through brain stimulation has brought in $1.53 million via a crowdfunding campaign. It’s also raised skepticism, and highlighted the difference between medical products and wellness devices.

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DexCom Looks Long Term After Stock Drop

BIOTECH: Co Has Solid Product, Medicare Reimbursement OK

DexCom doesn’t appear to be panicking despite the San Diego company’s shares tanking after the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a rival glucose monitoring product.

UnitedHealthcare Announces Medi-Cal Health Plan for San Diego

UnitedHealthcare is now offering a health benefit plan to Medi-Cal beneficiaries in San Diego County.

Zogenix's Success No Longer Shared With San Diego

Drugmaker Zogenix Inc. saw its value more than double over the weekend, so those following San Diego biotech might think the local company is making a comeback.

Medical Center for Clinical Research Acquired

Raleigh-based Wake Research Associates, a network of clinical research sites, has acquired Medical Center for Clinical Research in San Diego.

Behavioral Health Services Provider Buys Former Fallbrook Hospital for $4.5M

Sacramento-based Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc. has acquired the property that formerly housed Fallbrook Hospital for $4.5 million.

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Ron’s Pharmacy and Guardian Pharmacy Acquire Anaheim Plaza Pharmacy

San Diego-based Ron’s Pharmacy and Guardian Pharmacy have acquired Anaheim Plaza Pharmacy.

UCSD Joins IBM-Led Initiative Working to Use AI for Healthier Living

UCSD is joining IBM-led consortium of universities working to use AI to enable healthier living.

Discrimination Charges At Synthetic Genomics

Synthetic Genomics, a titan in the local biotech scene, is being sued by a former executive who says the company’s “boy’s club” leadership team routinely discriminated against women.

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Taking a Shot at Vaccine Storage Innovation

BIOTECH: TruMed’s System Preserves, Protects And Processes Medicine

Big issues occasionally strike fridges full of vaccines. The power goes out. Inventory is incorrectly logged. Vaccines hidden in the back expire.

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Arcturus Therapeutics Merging with Israeli Pharmaceutical Company

Arcturus Therapeutics, a small San Diego biotech company, has maneuvered onto the public markets by merging with a public (and near-defunct) pharmaceutical company in Israel.