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MEI Pharma Inc. Announces $45 Million Proposed Public Offering

MEI Pharma Inc., a San Diego-based oncology company focused on clinical development of cancer therapies, announced that it plans to offer up to $45 million in shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical, George Washington University Sign Agreement

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co., a business developing therapies for life-threatening diseases, and George Washington University announced that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement.

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UC San Diego Health Names Dr. Thomas Savides to Newly Created Position

UC San Diego Health Systems announced that Dr. Thomas Savides has been named chief experience officer, a newly created role for the organization.

Batu Biologics Names Gerry Berg its Chief Financial Officer

Batu Biologics Inc., a San Diego-based immunotherapy company working to develop a cancer vaccine, announced the appointment of Gerry Berg as chief financial officer.

Sharp Healthcare Contracts With Geneva Health Care

Geneva Health Care Inc., a San Diego-based medical technology company, announced that Sharp Healthcare will begin using the Geneva Healthcare Suite, a technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices.

Steven Dowdy’s Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Medicine

It’s fair to say that Steven Dowdy, the co-founder of Solstice Biologics Inc. and an academic scientist at the University of California, San Diego, has experienced more career-related drama than normal, even for a biotech businessman.

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Carlsbad Firm Gets $75 Million Boost From Malaysian Partner

BIOTECH: Verdezyne Makes Alternative To Petroleum-Based Products

Verdezyne Inc. has secured $75 million in debt financing to further its work in renewable chemicals – a development that may cut down on pollution and provide eco-friendly options for products traditionally made from petroleum-based chemicals, such as athletic apparel and carpets.

Palomar Health Foundation Names New President

Palomar Health Foundation has appointed Jean Larsen, who helped raise more than $150 million at Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation, as president and chief philanthropic officer.

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Coast Finds Niche in Serving EMS Industry

BIOMEDICAL: Equipment Company Founded by Three Former Co-Workers

“We all know what happens when a large company buys up a small one,” said Derek Goodman, business manager and co-founder of Coast Biomedical Equipment Inc.

Organovo Forms Collaboration With Yale School of Medicine

San Diego 3-D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings Inc. and Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery have formed a collaboration to develop bioprinted tissues for surgical transplantation research, according to a recent press release.

Rady Children's Plans New Medical Office in Murrieta

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has announced plans to build a new medical office building on four acres of land in Murrieta.

Mitchell International to Acquire Cogent Works

Mitchell International Inc., the San Diego provider of software serving the auto insurance and auto repair industries, said it agreed to acquire Cogent Works, a Utah-based business that specializes in processing property and casualty pharmacy prescription claims.

Quidel Announces Offering of $150 Million in Senior Notes

Quidel Corp., a San Diego-based diagnostics company, announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of $150 million in convertible senior notes due in 2020.

Imprimis to Aquire Park Compounding For $4.137 Million

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based company focused on drug combinations, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Coast Specialty Compounding Inc., doing business as Park Compounding, for $4.137 million in cash, stock and deferred payments, according to a recent regulatory filing.

Palomar Health Foundation Names New President

Palomar Health Foundation has appointed Jean Larsen, who has helped raise more than $150 million at Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation, as president and chief philanthropic officer.