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Regen BioPharma Inks Deal With Eli Lilly and Co.

La Mesa-based Regen BioPharma Inc. has inked a deal with global pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Co., Regen announced Thursday.

Union Withdraws Ballot Measure to Cap Pay of Hospital Execs

The union pushing a statewide ballot measure to cap the pay of hospital executives has withdrawn the initiative, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Aethlon Medical Selling $12.5 Million of Common Stock

Aethlon Medical Inc., a company that makes a blood-filtering device to treat infectious disease and cancer, is selling up to $12.5 million of its common stock, the company announced Wednesday.

Acquisitions of Two Life Science Firms Lead to Local Layoffs

Two local life science firms, both acquired by global health companies, will lay off a total of nearly 200 employees this month.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Sequenom Patent Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review a lower court’s decision to invalidate one of Sequenom’s patents.

Health Center Partners Awarded $2.6 Million in Federal Grants

Health Center Partners of Southern California (HCP) will receive $2.6 million in federal grants to expand oral health care services, the organization announced Monday.

Jury Rules Against Tri-City Medical Center in Lawsuit Over Office Building

A jury ruled that Oceanside’s Tri-City Medical Center should pay Carlsbad’s Medical Acquisition Company Inc. (MAC) $19.7 million in a dispute over a medical office building that’s sat vacant since 2013.

Ardea Biosciences to Close, Lay Off 145 Employees

Ardea Biosciences, a local biotech sold to Big Pharma for big bucks, will lay off up to 145 employees in San Diego and eventually close down.

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Greg Doyle Named CEO of Leading BioSciences Inc.

Leading BioSciences Inc. has appointed Greg Doyle as its new chief executive officer.

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Qualcomm, Medtronic Tackle Type 2 Diabetes

BIOTECH: Goal Is Smaller And Cheaper Disposable Monitors

Medtronic has joined with Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc., to bring Qualcomm’s wireless technology to Medtronic’s diabetes devices — even though a competing technology may beat them to market.

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Illumina Honors Its CEO Flatley

Medtech giant Illumina Inc. dedicated a research and development building on its campus to its longtime CEO Jay Flatley.

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Co. Goes Out of Town, State for New Manufacturing Plant

Medical device firm Dexcom Inc. is joining the ranks of San Diego companies that are building manufacturing operations outside the state.

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New Test, Leaders Line Up for Exagen

BIOTECH: Diagnostic for Lupus Drawing Interest

A group of San Diego biotech veterans has taken over New Mexico’s Exagen Diagnostics Inc. and put it on a path to growth.

Reflexion Health Raises $18 Million in Series B Financing

Reflexion Health, a San Diego digital health company, has landed $18 million in a Series B round led by inside investors, the company announced Wednesday.

COO Mark Gergen Leaving Mirati Therapeutics

Mark Gergen, the executive vice president and chief operations officer at Mirati Theraputics Inc., is stepping down, the company announced Wednesday.