San Diego Business Journal

SD HEALTHCARE

Recent and archived news stories on: Biotechnology, Doctors, Drugs, Health Insurance, HMO's/PPO's, Hospitals, Medical Devices, Nursing...

Seragon Pharmaceuticals Inc. Appoints Acting Chief Medical Officer

The newly formed San Diego cancer drugmaker Seragon Pharmaceuticals Inc. has appointed Debasish Roychowdhury as its new acting chief medical officer.

Biotech Startup Scores a Win at UCSD's TriNet Challenge

A startup company at work on a unique medical device — a photosynthetic scaffold technology that helps restore damaged or diseased tissue — won a university business competition and $6,000.

Forget the Box, Genomic Advances Open Pandora Herself

In this brave new world of genome sequencing, where some San Diego companies are venturing, the promise of society-changing science comes with undeniable ethical issues.

Tease photo

Zogenix Getting a Heaping Dose of Criticism for Zohydro

PHARMA: Stock Takes Hit, But Co. Defends Painkiller

Zogenix Inc. is in damage control mode as it faces a maelstrom of criticism for its newly launched narcotic painkiller.

Cytori Therapeutics Announces Change in Leadership

Cytori Therapeutics named Marc Hedrick to the position of CEO, after announcing the retirement of Christopher Calhoun from that position.

Two J. Craig Venter Biotech Companies Expanding Their Footprint in La Jolla

Two companies founded by genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter are expanding their real estate footprint in La Jolla, leasing additional space from BioMed Realty Trust Inc.

Tease photo

Sorrento Therapeutics Creates Subsidiary to Focus on Animal Treatments

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE), a maker of cancer and pain medications, has launched a new subsidiary called Ark Animal Therapeutics.

Medical Marijuana Inc. Relocates to Poway Complex

Medical Marijuana Inc., having outgrown its San Diego headquarters, is relocating to a multibuilding campus in Poway.

Tease photo

ATyr Pharma Inc. Appoints New CMO and a Director

ATyr Pharma Inc., a company that treats diseases of the immune system, has appointed biotech veteran David Weiner as its chief medical officer.

FDA Issues Warning Letter for Administrative Deficiency to Diabetes-Monitor Maker

San Diego diabetes monitor maker DexCom Inc. has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration following a November 2013 inspection of the company’s building.

Tease photo

Barnes Leaving San Diego Post for a New Role With Kaiser

Mary Ann Barnes, executive director of Kaiser Permanente San Diego, is taking a new role at the health system – she’s been named regional president of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region.

Tease photo

Mary Ann Barnes Leaving San Diego Post for New Role With Kaiser

Mary Ann Barnes, executive director of Kaiser Permanente San Diego, is headed to the tropics to take on a new role at the health system – she’s been named regional president of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region.

La Jolla Biotech Company Targets China for Arthritis Drug Trials

RuiYi Inc., a biotechnology company split between La Jolla and Shanghai, has received $15 million in Series B financing from existing investors to further its uncommon business model.

Tease photo

New Drug ‘Pipeline’ Runs Under the Sea

BIOTECH: Sirenas Exploring Oceans to Find Possible Cures

Sirenas Marine Discovery Inc. is in an enviable position — it’s actually turning away investors as it turns to the ocean’s depths as a promising source for potential new drugs.

Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund Announces Sale of Sense4Baby Inc.'s Assets

The Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund made a series of announcements – most notably that the assets of Sense4Baby Inc., its smartphone-based pregnancy monitoring company, have been acquired by San Antonio’s AirStrip Technologies LP.