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Parallel 6 Acquired by North Carolina Co. for $39.4 Million

Publicly held contract research organization PRA Health Sciences Inc. recently acquired San Diego's Parallel 6 Inc. (P6), which provides enterprise software for clinical trial management, for $39.4 million.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 8, 2017 5:10 p.m. share »

Aya Healthcare Acquires Indiana Staffing Company

In a move expanding the presence of San Diego-based Aya Healthcare in the Midwest, the provider of travel nursing and hospital workforce solutions announced Tuesday that it acquired RN & Allied Specialties (RNS), a nurse and allied staffing agency.

By Jared Whitlock August 8, 2017 4:13 p.m. share »

Scripps Health Bests UC San Diego Health in ‘Best Hospitals’ List

Two Scripps Health hospitals - Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla - ranked No. 1 regionally in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” list, dethroning UC San Diego Health, which had captured the top spot in each of the six prior years.

By Jared Whitlock August 8, 2017 1:15 p.m. share »

Ionis Revises Guidance Based on Strong Drug Sales

Revenue is soaring for Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. thanks to an uptick in one drug’s sales during the second quarter.

By Brittany Meiling August 8, 2017 10:12 a.m. share »

UC San Diego Health Moves Electronic Medical Records System to Cloud

As part of a shift away from traditional data centers, UC San Diego Health today announced that it moved its electronic medical records system to the cloud to help meet industry standards designed to safeguard patients’ health information.

By Jared Whitlock August 7, 2017 4:51 p.m. share »

San Diego Drugmaker Partners With German Distributor

San Diego’s weight-loss drugmaker Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. is teaming up with a German distributor that will handle Orexigen’s sales in Germany, France, and Austria.

By Brittany Meiling August 7, 2017 2:40 p.m. share »

Biocept, Scripps Health Reach Deal on Cancer Tests

San Diego’s Biocept Inc. has inked a deal with Scripps Health making Biocept the system’s preferred provider for cancer-related liquid biopsy tests.

By Brittany Meiling August 7, 2017 10:22 a.m. share »
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Biotech Firm BioLegend Starts Construction on New $100M Campus

San Diego-based Biotech firm BioLegend Inc. has begun work on a new campus in Miramar, with an expected project cost of more than $100 million.

By Lou Hirsh August 3, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »

Neurocrine Biosciences Seeing Strong Sales for New Drug

Sales are starting to roll in for the newly launched medicine developed by San Diego drugmaker Neurocrine Biosciences Inc.

By Brittany Meiling August 3, 2017 4:06 p.m. share »

Biotech Veteran Bill Rastetter Named CEO at Grail

A heavyweight in local biotech is taking over the reins at San Francisco startup Grail, assuming the role of chief executive officer from ex-Googler Jeffrey Huber.

By Brittany Meiling August 3, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »
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Fundraising at Two Local Biotechs

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a local drugmaker led by biotech industry veterans, has raised $67 million as part of an equity round led by Menlo Park-based Sofinnova Venture Partners.

By Brittany Meiling August 3, 2017 3 p.m. share »
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Clinical Trials Lend Legitimacy to Samumed’s Sky-High Valuation

Local medicine maker Samumed has come one step closer to realizing its lofty $12 billion valuation after wrapping up an experiment involving one of its most valuable medicines.

By Brittany Meiling August 3, 2017 2:58 p.m. share »

Illumina Reports Q2 Revenue of $662 Million, Updates Growth Projections

Illumina Inc., which develops and manufactures genetic-testing equipment, reported that second-quarter revenue rose about 10 percent.

By Jared Whitlock August 2, 2017 11:12 a.m. share »

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Raises $67 Million

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a local drugmaker led by biotech industry veterans, has raised $67 million as part of an equity round led by Menlo Park-based Sofinnova Venture Partners.

By Brittany Meiling August 2, 2017 9:54 a.m. share »

ResMed Reports 7 Percent Increase in Q4 Revenue

San Diego medical device company ResMed Inc. on Tuesday reported a boost in the company’s fourth-quarter revenue, fueled by sales of devices, masks and software-as-a service revenue.

By Jared Whitlock August 1, 2017 5:05 p.m. share »