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Precision One Medical Acquired By Alabama Company

Precision One Medical Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of dental implants and components in Oceanside, was acquired by BioHorizons, an Alabama company that operates in the same industry.

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $4 Million Milestone

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has earned a $4 million milestone payment from San Fransisco-based Achaogen Inc. associated with the initiation of a Phase 3 study of plazomicin in patients with serious multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.

Imagenetix Inc. Emerges From Bankruptcy

Imagenetix Inc., a San Diego-based company developing over-the-counter topical creams, skincare products and nutritional supplements, announced that its post-bankruptcy Plan of Reorganization was confirmed and all provisions of the plan were approved by Judge Margaret Mann of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California with an effective date of September 16, 2014, enabling the company to emerge from bankruptcy.

Research Grant Helps Texas Take One More Local Company

San Diego-based Curtana Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced that it will be relocating to Austin, Texas, following a $7.6 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to fund the company’s lead cancer therapy.

Denovo Acquires Oncology Drug From Eli Lilly

San Diego-based Denovo Biopharma LLC announced that it has acquired enzastaurin, a late-stage oncology drug, from Eli Lilly and Co.

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FDA Approves Immunodeficiency Treatment From Halozyme Therapeutics And Baxter

San Diego-based Halozyme Therapeutics and Baxter International Inc. announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Baxter’s subcutaneous treatment, HYQVIA, for adult patients with primary immunodeficiency.

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ResMed Integrates Its Sleep Apnea Monitoring With Network's Electronic Medical Records

ResMed, a San Diego-based company that develops medical devices for sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing disorders, announced that its AirView compliance management is now connected to Fairview Health Services' Epic EHR system, enabling up to date delivery of sleep apnea patient data for use by the medical staff of Fairview, a network of hospitals and clinics throughout Minnesota.

FDA Approves Orexigen's Weight-Loss Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it approved a weight-loss drug developed by La Jolla-based Orexigen Therapeutics Inc.

MabVax Therapeutics Announces Agreements on Product Development

MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc., a clinical stage oncology drug development company, announced that it has entered into agreements with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Juno Therapeutics for the development of therapeutic products using antibody targeting sequences derived from the fully-human antibodies discovered using the MabVax antibody discovery platform.

J. Craig Venter Institute Names Chief Operating Officer

The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, announced today that they have hired Nicole DeBerg as chief operating officer.

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Aethlon and Subsidiary Announce Development of Cancer Diagnostic

San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc. and its diagnostic subsidiary, Exosome Sciences Inc. announced that their researchers have developed and initially validated a diagnostic platform that could identify the presence of cancer in analyzed blood samples.

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Astute Medical Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for Biomarker-Based Immunoassay

San Diego-based Astute Medical Inc. today announced that it has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to commence sales of its first biomarker-based immunoassay, NephroCheck.

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ResMed, APEX Settle Patent Disputes

San Diego--based ResMed Inc. and APEX Medical Corp. have agreed to a confidential settlement resolving their outstanding patent disputes.

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Company Develops Prototype for Treatment of Rare Skin Diseases

Biotech: The Device Is a Less Expensive Solution For Incurable Skin Disorders

Martyn Gross has suffered from psoriasis for most of his life, particularly on the difficult-to-treat regions of the hand and feet. After years of trying costly and ineffective treatments from uncomfortable phototherapy sessions in cold medical facilities to topical creams that wash off too easily, Gross decided to develop a handheld light therapy device to treat himself at home.