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Bemer USA Purchases Carlsbad Property for New Headquarters

Bemer USA, which makes medical devices geared to vascular physical therapy, has purchased a Carlsbad industrial and office building for approximately $2.58 million.

By Lou Hirsh April 7, 2017 11:39 a.m. share »
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UCSD Research Complex to Use Industry Partnerships as Catalyst for Cures

The University of California, San Diego is bringing the pharmaceutical industry onto its campus, giving entrepreneurs and corporations more access to the university’s market-worthy research and advancing public-private collaboration.

By Brittany Meiling April 7, 2017 10:38 a.m. share »

Sommetrics Completes $12.3M Series B-1 Financing Round

Sommetrics, a medical product company in San Diego, has closed a $12.3 million stock financing round to help bring the company’s products to market.

By Brittany Meiling April 6, 2017 4:07 p.m. share »

Ligand Enters New License and Supply Agreement With Connecticut-Based Co.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. has agreed to license one of its patented products for use in a Connecticut-based drugmaker’s intravenous medicine believed to helpful in controlling seizures and anxiety.

By John Cox April 6, 2017 4:06 p.m. share »
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First Quarter Is A Good One For Many Life Science Cos.

Diego had a solid start to the year, with first-quarter stock prices showing significant growth.

By Brittany Meiling April 6, 2017 1:56 p.m. share »
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Licensing Puts Viracta in Good Position

Local biotech Viracta Therapeutics has closed an $18.4 million round of financing and inked a licensing deal with the round’s lead investor, Na|ntKwest.

By Brittany Meiling April 6, 2017 1:25 p.m. share »

Brian Drazba Appointed CFO at MEI Pharma

Anti-cancer drugmaker MEI Pharma Inc. has recruited Brian Drazba to serve as the company’s new chief financial officer.

By Brittany Meiling April 4, 2017 2 p.m. share »
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WebMD Executive Named Chief Business Officer at Independa Inc.

Locally based remote engagement company Independa Inc. has hired a WebMD Health Corp. executive to serve as chief business officer.

By John Cox April 3, 2017 11:25 a.m. share »

Biocept Inc. and Oregon University to Collaborate

San Diego’s Biocept Inc. has partnered with a university in Oregon. The arrangement will allow the school’s cancer center to offer Biocept’s testing services exclusively throughout the state of Oregon.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2017 10:12 a.m. share »
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Creating Critical Connections For First Responders in the Field

The classic, World War II walkie-talkie is the firefighter’s best friend, even today. With its flexible antenna and its simple, push-to-talk operation, the “handy talkie” is a more rugged communication device than a smartphone. In fact, if the need arises, you can use it to smash things.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2017 9:17 a.m. share »

Promise Hospital of San Diego to Close on April 30

Promise Hospital of San Diego, a long-term acute care facility that houses dozens and employs more than 250 people at 5550 University Ave., will soon close to make way for a mental health rehabilitation center.

By John Cox March 31, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »
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Michael Yang Named Chief Commercial Officer at ACADIA

Local drugmaker ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recruited longtime Johnson & Johnson executive Michael Yang to serve as the company’s new chief commercial officer.

By Brittany Meiling March 30, 2017 2:02 p.m. share »
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Echo Continues to Impress, Brings In $7.5 Million

One of San Diego’s most popular startups, Echo Laboratories Inc., just scored $7.5 million to boost production of the company’s new microscope.

By Brittany Meiling March 30, 2017 noon share »
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Microsoft Exec to Lead Analytics Team at Human Longevity

A distinguished scientist and former director at Microsoft is joining San Diego’s health intelligence company, Human Longevity, as chief data scientist.

By Brittany Meiling March 29, 2017 4:34 p.m. share »
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Two Veteran Businessmen Join Scripps Health Board

Two local businessmen, each with more than 30 years of professional experience, recently joined Scripps Health’s board of trustees.

By John Cox March 27, 2017 1:44 p.m. share »