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San Diego medtech startup Skylit Medical has changed its name to Clarify Medical and brought in local executive James M. Sweeney as its new CEO.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has joined five other pediatric medical centers to form the Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium, a collaboration intended to speed the integration of genomic medicine into pediatric care and otherwise support development of new medical treatments and cures for kids.
Metacrine Inc., a new venture launched by biotech bigwigs in San Diego last year, has appointed a new president and chief executive officer: Dr. Ken Song.
San Diego’s Sorrento Therapeutics Inc., a public biopharmaceutical firm, has appointed Miranda Toledano as executive vice president of corporate development of Sorrento and president of LA Cell, Sorrento's joint venture with City of Hope.
Encinitas-based MedCrypt, a company that offers cybersecurity technology for medical devices, has raised $750,000 in seed funding.
Explora BioLabs, a growing clinical research organization headquartered in San Diego, is expanding into South San Francisco.
San Diego medical device maker NuVasive Inc. has named Jason M. Hannon president and chief operating officer.
San Diego’s Obalon Therapeutics is on a roll. After announcing a $75 million IPO on Friday, the company said this morning that it has received FDA approval of its lead product: the Obalon Balloon System.
Poseida Therapeutics Inc., a local firm using gene editing to develop therapies, has announced its scientific advisory board.
Dr. Zia Agha has been promoted to become chief medical officer at West Health, a clinical research, advocacy and philanthropy organization based in San Diego.
BIOTECH: Vmax Could Be Replacement For E. Coli in Labs
Scientists at Synthetic Genomics Inc. have harnessed the fastest-growing organism on the planet to be the new workhorse of the biotech industry.
MEDICINE: StatRad Raises $13M, Prepares Marketing Team
A local company that only three years ago expanded from teleradiology to cloud-based medical imaging services is about to transform again.
San Diego drug developer Lpath Inc. is calling it quits, and merging with Austin, Texas-based Apollo Endosurgery.
MEDICINE: Co. Shares Its Lab Expertise to Cut Costs and Improve Care
In an industry where business models often promote outsourcing of health care services, San Diego-based blood and laboratory services company Accumen Inc. is growing quickly by doing the opposite: partnering with hospitals to make the most of their in-house blood transfusion and lab-testing operations. Since its first business deal five years ago this month, Accumen says its revenue has climbed 20 percent to 50 percent per year — unremarkable for a young company until you consider it became profitable its second year, paid cash in spring for a Michigan laboratory consulting
San Diego biotech CardioCell LLC has retained Objective Capital Partners, an investment bank and mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, to help the company “manage growth,” the company said in a statement.