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Salk Institute Awarded $25 Million Helmsley Grant

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is getting $25 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust of New York to build on its programs for chronic inflammation, a condition at the root of many diseases.

StatRad Forms Parent Company Nucleus Health as Part of a Restructuring Move

San Diego-based medical image management company StatRad LLC announced the formation of NucleusHealth as part of a corporate restructuring move.

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Judges Give It to CureMetrix at Philips Innovation Challenge

Medical software firm CureMetrix Inc. has won first place at the Philips Innovation Challenge, landing the startup a contract with global technology firm Philips, along with other partnership benefits.

Nurses Union Threatens 3-Day Strike Over Pay Negotiations at Sharp HealthCare

Unionized nurses at Sharp HealthCare have given notice they will strike for three days starting Nov. 28 unless the two sides can reach an agreement on wage increases.

Celgene, PharmAkea Extend Their Collaboration

Local drugmaker PharmAkea is stretching its collaboration with global biopharmaceutical firm Celgene Corp. for an additional nine months.

S.D. Life Science Firms Rank 2nd Statewide in VC Funding

San Diego life science firms raked in $1.1 billion in venture capital investments in 2016, a total haul that ranks the county second in the state for VC funding after the Bay Area.

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Trump Appears to Give Life Sciences Sector a Shot in the Arm

BIOTECH: Sector Felt Threatened By Policies Advocated By Clinton

Investors are calling it “the Trump bump.” In the days following President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, biotech stocks soared on renewed confidence in the industry’s future.

UC San Diego's Jacobs Medical Center to Open Nov. 20

UC San Diego Health announced it will open the 245-bed Jacobs Medical Center on Nov. 20.

San Diego Health Connect Selects N.Y. Firm to Manage Medical Images

San Diego Health Connect, the region’s nonprofit medical information exchange, has selected New York-based Ambra Health to manage its medical images.

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Startup Clarify Medical Raises $3.6 Million in Funding Round

San Diego medtech startup Clarify Medical (formerly Skylit Medical) has raised $3.6 million in a new round of funding.

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Amplyx Pharmaceuticals' Drug Wins Regulatory Designation - and Exclusivity

Local drugmaker Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. has landed a special regulatory designation that will give the company more than a decade of market exclusivity for a drug it’s developing.

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Lee Blumenfeld Tapped to Lead Business Development at Sanford Burnham Prebys

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has created a new vice president position to lead its business development strategy.

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DJO Promotes Brady Shirley to President/CEO

Local medical device maker DJO Global Inc. has appointed Brady Shirley as president and CEO. Shirley is replacing Mike Mogul, who told the board he would step down Nov. 14. Mogul is staying on until the end of the year, however, to help DJO and Shirley with the transition.

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Lori Gremel Hired to Lead Fundraising at Serving Seniors

Serving Seniors has hired the University of California, Irvine’s development director to lead fundraising and external affairs for the San Diego-based nonprofit.

Sharp HealthCare Nurses Authorize Strike

Registered nurses at Sharp HealthCare have voted to authorize a labor strike if their union representatives are unable to reach a wage agreement with the San Diego health care system.