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San Diego-based Zogenix Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell its Zohydro ER business to New Jersey-based Pernix Therapeutic Holdings Inc. for $100 million, plus regulatory and sales milestones up to $283.5 million.
Zafgen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for obesity and metabolic disorders, announced positive clinical data from a recently completed Phase 2 trial of its obesity-related drug beloranib.
Epic Sciences Inc., a San Diego-based diagnostic company, announced a collaboration with The Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium in which Epic’s circulating tumor cell technology will be applied in multiple studies.
Regen BioPharma Inc. announced that it has filed a patent application for a therapy for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome.
Richard Hollis’ name has long been associated with biotechnology. But the 2008 recession and an unpleasant end to his last enterprise, Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, got him thinking about new directions.
San Diego-based TearLab Corp. has entered into a term loan agreement with health-care-focused investment firm CRG for up to $35 million in borrowing capacity, TearLab said.
MEDICINE: Seismic Retrofits, More Services Drive Activity
Health systems in San Diego County are facing a deadline to retrofit hospital buildings — or build new ones — to meet the state’s rigorous seismic safety standards by 2030.
Sequenom Inc., a life science company providing genetic analysis solutions, reported its net loss for fiscal 2014 ($14.4 million) improved 87 percent from 2013 ($109.6 million).
Receptos Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for immune and metabolic diseases, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $38 million, up from $15 million in the same quarter the previous year.
Shares of Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. leapt 50 percent after the San Diego company filed a patent for its recently approved weight loss drug Contrave, claiming it reduced heart disease.
San Diego-based Crisi Medical Systems Inc., a medical technology company, has been acquired by global firm Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD).
Denovo Biopharma LLC has exclusively licensed a previously failed late-stage neuroscience drug from global pharma firm Eli Lilly and Co., according to a recent news release.
Sotera Wireless, the Mira Mesa-based medical device company, said on Feb. 25 that it acquired Reflectance Medical Inc. of Westborough, Mass. for undisclosed terms.
San Diego OB-GYN Medical Group in Hillcrest has joined Scripps Clinic Medical Group, according to a recent news release. The agreement creates the 14th Scripps Clinic location in San Diego County.