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DARPA Extends Contract With Aethlon Medical Inc.

Aethlon Medical Inc., a company that makes a blood-filtering device to treat infectious disease and cancer, has won an extension of its contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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William Roper Jr. Named CFO at Human Longevity Inc.

Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics company in San Diego, announced Monday that William A. Roper Jr. has been appointed chief financial officer.

GenomeDx Biosciences Receives Financing From CRG

GenomeDx Biosciences announced Monday that it has secured expansion financing from CRG, a health care investment firm, in the form of a senior secured term loan.

Scripps Is First Local Provider to Implant New Defibrillator That Is Compatible With MRIs

Scripps Health in San Diego County says it’s the first local provider to offer an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device approved for use with MRI scans.

SDSU Creates Institute to Develop Wearable Health Solutions

San Diego State University is delving into the booming market for wearable sensors, creating an institute that will develop wireless devices that diagnose and monitor a person’s health.

Conference Brings Attendees to ‘Epicenter of Precision Medicine’

MEDICINE: S.D.’s Growing Medtech Sector Gets Recognition

A major medical technology conference will bring thousands of executives to San Diego in October, a nod to the region’s lofty standing in the health tech industry.

New Life Science Firm Raises $15 Million in Equity Financing

A local pharmaceutical company founded by life science veteran Cam Gallagher has raised $15 million in equity financing, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Bridge Bank Launches Life Sciences Group

Bridge Bank announced Wednesday the launch of a new banking group to be based in San Diego – Life Sciences Group (LSG) – which will offer customized financial solutions to companies operating in the life sciences sector.

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Genomics Pioneer Stephen Kingsmore to Lead Rady Institute

Rady Children’s Hospital announced that genomics pioneer Stephen Kingsmore will be the first president and CEO of its Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute.

Promosome Receives First Royalty Payment From GE

Promosome, a privately held synthetic biology company in San Diego, announced Monday that it has received the first royalty payment from its licensing agreement with GE Healthcare Life Sciences.

Sequenom CEO Resigns

Sequenom announced that President and CEO William Welch has resigned.

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Two Named to Top Leadership Positions at The Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla has appointed two top scientists to address the institute’s cash and management problems, according to a recent news release.

Sequenom's Stock Is Up Following Deal Announcement

Sequenom’s stock was up almost 17 percent on Sept. 18 following the previous day's news of the diagnostic company’s deal with United Healthcare.

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Rallying The Forces

BIOTECH: Experienced Scientists, a Revolutionary Platform With an Assist from the Immune System Help to Take On Potentially Fatal Fungal Infections

Over the past decade, many drugmakers stopped trying to fight superbugs, citing high research costs, poor returns and too much red tape.

Qualcomm Buys Boston Health Care Co.

In another sign of its interest in health care technology, Qualcomm Inc. said on Sept. 14 that it acquired a Boston-area company, Capsule Technologie.