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OCTANe's CEO to Join UCSD Healthcare System

Matthew Jenusaitis will step down as president and chief executive officer of Aliso Viejo-based OCTANe to join the University of California San Diego Healthcare System.

Neurocrine Announces $225 Million Public Stock Offering

San Diego-based Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. has begun an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock to raise aggregate proceeds of about $225 million.

Regen BioPharma Appoints Todd Caven CFO

Todd Caven has been appointed the new chief financial officer of Regen BioPharma Inc., a La Mesa-based biotechnology company focused on identifying undervalued regenerative medicine applications in the immunotherapy and stem cell space.

Bob Baltera Named CEO of Laguna Pharmaceuticals

La Jolla-based Laguna Pharmaceuticals, previously known as ChanRx, announced Tuesday the appointment of Bob Baltera as chief executive officer and the completion of a $30 million Series B financing.

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German Court Sides With ResMed in Patent Infringement Case

A German court has upheld an injunction barring the Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical Co. from offering, selling or distributing its sleep mask products on grounds that they infringe on patents held by San Diego’s ResMed Inc.

IriSys Raises $6.3 Million in Equity Financing

San Diego-based IriSys LLC has raised $6.3 million in equity financing, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Consortium Formed to Develop Program to Fight Ebola

Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) announced Friday that it will lead a consortium of four partners to develop a program to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients, increase the safety of health care workers and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others.

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North County Health Services Completes Expansion of Oceanside Campus

North County Health Services announced Thursday the completion of a $5 million overhaul of its Mission Mesa campus in Oceanside. The project, which broke ground in December of 2013, quadrupled the size of the community clinic.

Molecular Response Sells Business Unit to Crown Biosciences

San Diego-based Molecular Response LLC announced Thursday the sale of one of its business units to Santa Clara-based Crown Biosciences Inc.

ResMed Acquires Software Provider Jaysec for Undisclosed Sum

San Diego-based ResMed Inc. announced it has acquired Jaysec, a provider of Internet-based software solutions for the home medical equipment industry.

Cidara Therapeutics Completes $42 Million Financing Round

San Diego-based Cidara Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company developing anti-infectives and immunotherapies, announced the completion of a $42 million financing round on Wednesday.

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Announces $5M Milestone Payment

Carlsbad-based Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has earned a $5 million milestone payment from Biogen Idec related to developing a treatment for an unspecified neurological disorder.

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Ligand Reports Q4 Net Income of $7.1M

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based biotechnology firm, posted quarterly earnings results.

CareFusion Signs Exclusive Agreement With Breas Medical

San Diego-based CareFusion Corp., a global medical technology company, announced Monday that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the U.S. with Breas Medical for its Vivo line of ventilation equipment.

Company’s Buy Brings Complete Control of a Hemp Business

San Diego-based Medical Marijuana Inc. has acquired a hemp business from one of the biggest names in recreational cannabis, Denver-based Dixie Holdings LLC.