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NuVasive Inc. Restructures Executive Team

NuVasive Inc., a public medical device company in San Diego, announced new executive appointments Monday following the appointment of Greg Lucier to chief executive earlier this year.

Medtronic Acquires Carlsbad-Based RF Surgical Systems for $235 Million

Carlsbad health tech firm RF Surgical Systems Inc. will be acquired by Dublin-based Medtronic for roughly $235 million, according to a recent press release.

Biotech Veterans Raise $4.2 Million in Debt Financing

A local biopharmaceutical company founded by biotech veterans Cam Garner and Ted Schroeder has raised $4.2 million in debt financing, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Robert E. Hoffman Named CFO at AnaptysBio Inc.

AnaptysBio Inc., a company developing therapeutic antibodies for inflammation, announced Monday the appointment of Robert E. Hoffman as chief financial officer.

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New Cell Sorter Aims to Fill Need for Speed and Availability

BIOTECH: Now in Beta Testing; Pre-Orders Could Start in the Fall

Imagine there were no affordable personal printers or scanners and you had to stand in line at Kinkos every time you needed to print or scan a document for a client. The costs could quickly become prohibitive.

Tri-City Medical Center Ends Partnership With Nifty After Fifty

Tri-City Medical Center and Nifty After Fifty LLC have come to a mutual agreement to terminate their relationship effective July 31, according to a spokesman for the Oceanside hospital. .

Sorrento Therapeutics, NantBioSciences Form Joint Venture

San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. and NantBioScience Inc. announced Thursday that it has established a joint venture to develop "first-in-class" small molecules against targets that have eluded the pharmaceutical industry to date.

Medical Device Maker ResMed Acquires CareTouch

San Diego-based ResMed, a company that makes devices for sleeping disorders, has acquired Westminster-based CareTouch, a medical equipment resupply and health information communications firm, officials announced Wednesday.

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Paul Viviano Leaving UC San Diego Health System for L.A. Job

The CEO of the UC San Diego Health System is leaving the hospital to become president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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Dr. Gene Ma Named Chief of Staff at Tri-City Medical Center

Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside has appointed Dr. Gene Ma, a board-certified emergency medicine specialist with 15 years of experience, to the position of chief of staff. The appointment was effective July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016.

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Shelley Lyford to Succeed Nick Valeriani at West Health

West Health announced Tuesday that Nick Valeriani will retire from the organization's chief executive officer position, effective Sept. 4.

TearLab Corp. Moving Headquarters to Texas

Yet another San Diego company is moving to Texas.

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OncoSec Names Joann Lofgren to New VP Position

San Diego-based OncoSec Medical Inc., a company developing cancer immunotherapies, announced Monday the appointment of Joann V. Lofgren to the newly created position of vice president of market development.

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A Stronger Role for Fitness in Health Care Is ACE’s Goal

MEDICINE: Group’s Strengths Could Aid Health Care Mission

It’s not often that the world of 24-hour health clubs and fitness studios intersects with the traditional health care system.

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Robotics Fills Key Role in Pharmacy

MEDICINE: System Brings Better Packaging, Tracking

Robots designed and built by a San Marcos manufacturer using a proprietary technology are challenging multibillion-dollar pharmacy automation companies in Asia.