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Dexcom Glucose Monitoring Platform Paired With Apple Watch

Dexcom Inc., a company that makes continuous glucose monitoring devices for patients with diabetes, announced that its Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor System with Share will support the Apple Watch when it ships to customers April 24.

DJO Global Appoints Kestler as New Chief Human Resources Officer

Vista-based DJO Global, Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic and medical devices, announced the appointment of Jeanine Kestler as the company's new executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Arena Receives Patent for Weight-Loss Drug Belviq

Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it has received another patent for its weight-loss drug Belviq.

Qualcomm Life Launches HealthyCircles Mobile App

Qualcomm Inc. announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life Inc., launched an enterprise care management app for patients managing chronic disease.

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Mayo Clinic Exec Karen Jensen Joins Scripps Health

Longtime Mayo Clinic executive Karen Jensen has joined Scripps Health as director of the oncology clinical care line for the health system’s integrated cancer program.

Aethlon Announces Reverse Stock Split, Nasdaq Listing Application

San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc., a therapeutic device maker, announced Wednesday that it will implement a 1-for-50 reverse split of its common stock. It separately announced that it has submitted an initial listing application with the Nasdaq Stock Market to have its common stock approved for listing on the exchange's Capital Market.

MabVax Raises $11.6 Million in Private Placement

Cancer vaccine maker MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. announced Monday that it has closed on gross proceeds of about $11.6 million in a private placement of its stock led by OPKO Health Inc. and Dr. Phillip Frost, CEO and chairman of OPKO Health.

Cytori Therapeutics Gets Clearance From Chinese Regulators

Shares of San Diego-based Cytori Therapeutics jumped Monday after the company said Chinese regulators cleared its regenerative cell technology system.

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Company Hopes Sleep Exhibit Is an Eye-Opener for the Public

BIOTECH: Firm Finds Unusual Way to Spread Word on Sleep Disorders

ResMed Inc. has partnered with the San Diego History Center to create The Science of Sweet Dreams exhibit showcased in Balboa Park this spring.

Health Care Leadership: The Views From the Top

The San Diego Business Journal invited the leaders of the region’s six major health care organizations to answer the following question: What one thing do you do every day that contributes to the success of your health system?

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Means to a Mend

BIOTECH: Medical Device Companies Change Care Models and Lives With Breakthroughs

Medical devices often play second fiddle to the more glamorous blockbuster drugs, rarely earning the spotlight for major medical breakthroughs. But they include genuine miracles of modern medicine: pacemakers, artificial joints, replacement heart valves, scanners, and radiotherapy machines.

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Making The Case

BIOTECH: Illumina’s New Machine Does Actual Detective Work

llumina Inc. has developed a technology that could transform the work done by crime scene investigators, helping to solve cold cases by uncovering the information hidden in degraded DNA.

Conatus Pharmaceuticals to Hold Follow-On Stock Offering

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. plans to hold a follow-on stock offering, the developer of liver disease drugs said Thursday.

William Markle Named CEO/President of GlySens Inc.

San Diego-based GlySens Inc. has appointed William Markle as the company's new president and CEO.