San Diego Business Journal


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Illumina Grows S.D. Footprint with Manufacturing Facility

San Diego’s instrument maker Illumina Inc. has opened a five-story manufacturing facility on its campus, adding to the company’s sizeable footprint in University Town Center.

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ResMed's Q2 Revenue of $530.4 Million Beats Expectations

San Diego medical device maker ResMed Inc. reported a 17 percent boost to its quarterly revenue, beating Wall Street’s expectations and sending the company’s stock soaring nearly 10 percent.

Heron Plans to Raise $150 Million in Public Offering

San Diego’s Heron Therapeutics Inc. plans to raise $150 million in a public offering of its common stock.

AnaptysBio Sets IPO Price at $60 Million

San Diego biotech AnaptysBio has set the price of its initial public offering, expecting to raise about $60 million from the sale of its common stock.

Banyan Biomarkers Partnering With French Biotech Giant on TBI Diagnostic

Local test maker Banyan Biomarkers is partnering with bioMerieux, a French giant in biotechnology, to develop a blood test that would identify traumatic brain injury.

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DexCom Cements Place in the Market, Valuation Climbs

Shares of locally based DexCom Inc. have soared this month following news that patients will have easier access to the medical device maker’s main product.

SDSU Alumnus Hired to Operate Consulting Firm's SoCal Office

The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, a consulting firm based in Little Rock, Ark., has opened a Southern California office in Carlsbad and has hired a San Diego State University alumnus to run it.

Cytori Therapeutics Acquires San Antonio-Based Pharma Co.

Local cell therapy company Cytori Therapeutics Inc. is acquiring San Antonio-based Azaya Therapeutics for up to $170 million.

Medical Pricing Option Brings Negotiation Into The Process

MEDICINE: Savings Can Be High, But Physician Networks May Be Limited

Tim Carter, a local benefits consultant at insurance agency Barney & Barney, offers all kinds of health plan options to his clients. But he reserves something special for just the right customers — the ones who are fed up with insurance premium hikes.

FDA Grants aTyr Pharma Fast-Track Status

Shares of drugmaker aTyr Pharma climbed over 30 percent Wednesday following news that the San Diego firm’s drug should progress quickly through the regulatory process.

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Laura Farmer Sherman Leaving Susan G. Komen

Laura Farmer Sherman, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen San Diego, plans to retire at the end of 2017, the organization announced Tuesday.

Doctors Open Prostate Cancer Treatment Center in La Jolla

A prostate cancer treatment center recently opened in La Jolla offering what it touts as a new image-guided treatment with few side effects and a quick recovery time.

Scripps Prepares to Enter HMO Market

Scripps Health is working to widen access to an HMO that now serves only its employees.

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DexCom CGM Device Is First of Its Kind to Get Medicare, Medicaid Reimbursement

Shares of locally-based DexCom Inc. skyrocketed 26 percent January 13 following news that patients will have easier access to the medical device maker’s lead product.

Vista-Based Access Biologics Sells Minority Stake for $51 Million

Local biotech Access Biologics has sold a minority stake of the company for $51 million to Barcelona-based pharmaceutical and chemical firm, Grifols.