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ResMed's Patents Infringed on by Taiwanese Humidifier Maker, ITC Rules

The International Trade Commission finds continued patent infringement despite products being redesigned.

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Sorrento Therapeutics Awarded NIH Grant for Development of Small Molecule Protein Inhibitor

The grant supports research based on biotechnology licensed from The Scripps Research Institute.

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Arena Pharmaceuticals Forges Marketing and Supply Agreement for Weight-Loss Drug in Israel

Arena Pharmaceuticals will be eligible for milestone payments.

Companies Vie for Temporary Staffing Work at San Diego-Area Navy Hospitals

Task orders under the contract could be worth up to $130.4 million.

Startup Conducts Unusual Funding ‘Experiment’

BIOTECH: Co. Aims For More Clout Before Considering VC Route

A local biotech startup and its 22-year-old CEO — with support of local industry veterans — are trying a no-strings-attached funding model to finance their research on a potential cancer vaccine.

Illumina Enjoying a Good Sequence of Events

Biotech: Acquisition Boosts Clinical Readiness; Tax Rebates Offered by City

Illumina Inc. has had an eventful few days as the San Diego-based life science company acquired Myraqa, a regulatory and quality consulting firm specializing in in vitro diagnostics, while moving a step closer to securing a tax rebate agreement with the city of San Diego.

Illumina Acquires Myraqa

San Diego-based Illumina Inc. has acquired Myraqa, a regulatory and quality consulting firm specializing in in vitro diagnostics, particularly companion diagnostics, Illumina announced.

Agreement With City Would Keep Key Illumina Operations in San Diego

The city of San Diego plans to provide Illumina Inc. with tax rebates that should ensure the company keeps 300 middle-class manufacturing jobs in town, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced.

Appointment Fills Key Leaderships Roles for Acadia

San Diego-based Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. appointed Stephen Davis as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief business officer, effective immediately, the company announced.

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Council of Community Clinics Names Tuttle as CEO

The board of directors of the Council of Community Clinics and its subsidiaries named Henry Tuttle as its new chief executive officer.

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Otonomy Proposes IPO

San Diego-based Otonomy Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, has publicly filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of common stock.

Tocagen Raises $8.5M in Investment Round

San Diego-based Tocagen Inc. has raised $8.5 million of a planned $15.75 million investment round, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Nominations Are Open For San Diego’s Healthcare Champions

The San Diego Business Journal is accepting nominations for 2014 Healthcare Champions, which honors individuals within the San Diego community who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation and performance in the health care industry.

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Hera Therapeutics Raises $1.1M in Equity Financing

Hera Therapeutics Inc., a biotech startup operating in the Janssen Labs incubator, has raised $1.1 million in equity financing from 14 investors, according to a July 9 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.