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ResMed Inc., a San Diego-based medical device maker, has bought Unimedis, a distributor of equipment for treating sleep-disordered breathing operating in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
A unit of San Diego-based Pacifica Cos. has purchased Emeritus at Escondido, an assisted-living health-care facility, for approximately $3 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.
San Diego companies will be well represented at the 25th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference set for Dec. 3-4 in New York City.
Biotech/Health Care Column
One of the 11 recipients of Bill Gates’ call to build the better condom goes to a Mira Mesa-based company, which posits that a prophylactic crafted from beef tendons could be a market winner.
The three finalists in San Diego Venture Group’s annual PitchFest have been selected from a list of more than 90 contestants: student housing search service OnMyBlock, “focused ultrasound” medical device startup Sonrgy Inc. and trust fund service provider TrustEgg.
The Obama administration is delaying online enrollment for its small business health exchange by one year.
The European Union gave conditional approval to the purchase of Carlsbad-based Life Technologies Corp. by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC will open a new office in San Diego at the start of the year, as the British pharmaceutical giant aims to expand its reach on the West Coast.
San Diego-based Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. will soon reapply for regulatory approval of its weight-loss pill, Contrave, after reporting that interim results from a large-scale study showed the drug doesn’t significantly increase heart disease risk in patients.
BIOTECH: Growth Plan Calls For In-House Development
San Diego-based CareFusion Corp. will acquire the Vital Signs division of GE Healthcare for $500 million.
PROPERTY: Active Industry Builds Momentum for Project
BioMed Realty Trust Inc. is betting that rising financial interest in the life-sciences sector — in the form of increased venture funding, public stock offerings and high-profile acquisitions — will translate into tenants seeking to occupy its new campus planned for University Towne Center.
BIOPHARMA: Latest Deal Gives Company Way to Fight Cancer with Targeted Toxin
San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc., with the $12 million acquisition of Concortis Biosystems Inc., is rounding out what has been a pivotal year for the company.
Biotech/Health Care Column
I’m starting this column with a request: I’m looking to speak with small business owners who have plans to join Covered California’s Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, as it’s scheduled to go online Nov. 25.
AMN Healthcare Services Inc., a San Diego-based national health care staffing provider, acquired ShiftWise, a provider of Web-based health care workforce solutions.
Vital Therapies Inc. announced it is postponing its $75 million initial public offering, citing poor market conditions, according to equity research firm Renaissance Capital.