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Illumina Reports Strong Growth for 2015 Despite Weak Q4

San Diego-based Illumina reported strong growth for its 2015 fiscal year on Tuesday, with net income increasing 31 percent and sales rising 19 percent.

Brian Hansen Named Chief Commercial Officer at Tandem Diabetes Care

Tandem Diabetes Care Inc., a medical device maker and manufacturer of insulin pumps in San Diego, has announced that Brian Hansen has joined the company as chief commercial officer and executive vice president.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Enters Licensing Agreement with Tizona Therapeutics

San Diego drugmaker Ligand Pharmaceuticals has entered into a licensing agreement with San Francisco-based Tizona Therapeutics.

Mold-Maker Balda C. Brewer Moving Some Operations to Oceanside

Balda C. Brewer Inc. USA, a maker of plastic molds used in medical devices and other products, is closing a plant in Irvine this month and cutting 193 jobs. The company plans to shift more jobs out of OC with the relocation of other operations from Anaheim to the Inland Empire and San Diego County.

Illumina Signs Genotyping Deals With Four Partners

San Diego-based sequencing firm Illumina Inc. announced Monday that it has signed four separate biobanking deals with Vanderbilt University, University of Colorado at Denver, Partners HealthCare, and Montreal Heart Institute.

HUYA Bioscience Signs Licensing Agreement With Japanese Firm

Local drugmaker HUYA Bioscience International inked a licensing deal with Eisai worth up to $280 million-plus, the company announced Monday.

USD Receives $12 Million Gift From Foundation Created by Intel Co-Founder

The University of San Diego on Thursday announced it had received a $12 million gift from a nonprofit created by a co-founder of Intel to bolster science, technology, engineering and math education.

Human Longevity Inc. Acquires Lifebank USA

San Diego genomics company Human Longevity Inc. announced Thursday that it will acquire placental and cord blood banking business LifebankUSA from Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Celgene. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Cancer Diagnostics Co. Splits From Parent, Raises $32M

BIOTECH: Company’s Spinout Necessary to Pursue Its Goals

San Diego-based bioTheranostics has raised $32 million to fund its departure from the nest of French parent company bioMerieux.

The Scripps Research Institute Receives $12.8 Million from Taiwanese Philanthropist

Taiwanese billionaire Samuel Yin has given $12.8 million to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to help build a major laboratory complex.

Illumina Acquires Australian Firm Conexio Genomics

Illumina Inc. is acquiring Conexio Genomics, an Australian firm that specializes in tissue typing used to match patients and donors for bone marrow or cord blood transplants.

UC San Diego Health Selects Nashville Firm to Run Oncology Center

UC San Diego Health system has chosen Nashville-based e+CancerCare to operate its Chula Vista radiation oncology facility.

James Owens Named Chief Medical Officer at Acadia Therapeutics

San Diego-based Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. has brought on Dr. James Owen to serve as chief medical officer and senior vice president of clinical development.

Sharp Community Medical Group CEO to Leave for LA Position

Another San Diego health executive is being recruited to Los Angeles.

Qualcomm Inc. in Talks With a Big Pharma Company About Possible Joint Venture

Qualcomm Inc. is reportedly in talks with the U.K. pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline PLC about a joint venture.