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Stock Rises on News of Sophiris Bio Inc.'s Study Results

La Jolla-based Sophiris Bio Inc. announced Tuesday that its sole drug in development met the main goal of a late-stage study. The results have revived hopes for market approval nearly a year after the company's interim analysis suggested the treatment would fail the study.

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Local Study Reveals Two-Thirds of Nurses Over 54 Considering Retirement

Nearly two-thirds of registered nurses over 54 are now considering retirement, according to AMN Healthcare and its Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Professionals.

Isis Pharmaceuticals Reports Q3 Financial Results

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter of this fiscal year.

HUYA Bioscience, TechCode Gu'an Park to Collaborate

San Diego’s HUYA Bioscience International announced Monday a strategic collaboration with TechCode Gu'an Life Sciences Park near Beijing.

WorkWell Prevention and Care names George Vieth CEO

San Diego-based WorkWell Prevention and Care, a soft tissue injury prevention, physical therapy treatment and diagnostic imaging service provider, has named George Vieth its new CEO.

Mirati Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter Results

San Diego-based Mirati Therapeutics Inc., a company developing medicines for targeted oncology, announced its third quarter financial results Nov. 6.

Clinical Trial Validates Banyan Biomarkers' Test to Detect Traumatic Brain Injury

Diagnostic firm Banyan Biomarkers reported successful clinical trial results for its test to identify traumatic brain injury (TBI). The use of Banyan’s technology could reduce the use of computed tomography (CT) scans, the San Diego-based company said.

Biological Dynamics Inc. Completes $26.8 Million Financing Round

Biological Dynamics Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, announced that it has completed a $26.8 million round of financing.

ResMed Signs Exclusive Agreement with CareFusion

CareFusion, a Becton Dickinson (BD) company, announced Thursday its AirLife business line has signed an exclusive agreement with San Diego medical device maker ResMed to distribute nasal high-flow interface products from the company.

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Companies, Individuals Bet on Incentives to Lose Weight

WELLNESS: Social Dieting Gains Traction And Some HR Critics

After weighing in at 222 pounds last year, Encinitas resident Simon Menkes realized he had to get thinner. He was beginning to suffer from health issues related to his obesity.

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The ACA Means Business

INSURANCE: The Arrival of the Employer Mandate Brings New Rules, Regulations and Questions to Cos.

The Affordable Care Act’s controversial Employer Mandate is finally here.

Arcturus and Ultragenyx Partner on mRNA Therapeutics

Arcturus Therapeutics, a Johnson & Johnson Innovation upstart out of the incubator JLABS, has landed a lucrative collaboration with Novato-based Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Releases Third-Quarter Earnings

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of liver disease drugs, announced financial results Friday for the third quarter.

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High-Ranking FDA official Joins Human Longevity Inc.

Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a tech-driven molecular information company in San Diego, announced Wednesday the appointment of Sally Howard as head of regulatory affairs and policy.

Millennium Health Names 3 New Top Executives

Less than a month after Millennium Health agreed to pay $256 million to settle federal prosecutors’ allegations it caused doctors to order excessive urine tests for patients, the company announced a new slate of top executives focused on compliance and testing standards.