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Sharp HealthCare Responds to Computer Theft Potentially Affecting 757 Patients

The recent theft of a computer and external memory device belonging to Sharp HealthCare may have compromised confidential personal and medical information of 757 outpatients, the San Diego-based health-care company announced March 3.

By John Cox March 5, 2017 12:57 p.m. share »

Atyr Drug Candidate Given "Orphan" Status by European Regulators

Local drugmaker aTyr Pharma has received a special regulatory classification in Europe for one of its drug programs, granting the company a number of perks.

By Brittany Meiling March 3, 2017 11:35 a.m. share »

Earnings Report: More Bad News for Regulus Investors

Local drugmaker Regulus Therapeutics Inc. reported a significant dip in the company’s annual and quarterly revenue.

By Brittany Meiling March 2, 2017 3:07 p.m. share »

Rady Children’s to Help Manage Units at Brawley Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego announced it has agreed to help manage the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

By John Cox March 2, 2017 2:50 p.m. share »
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Palomar Health Works On Financial Recovery

A financial turnaround appears to be underway at Palomar Health after the state’s largest public health care district badly overspent on a hospital it opened five years ago in Escondido.

By John Cox March 2, 2017 2 p.m. share »

Carlsbad Cosmetics Co. Forms Partnership With Texas Firm

Colorescience, a Carlsbad cosmetics company, has formed a marketing partnership with Texas-based Galderma, a Nestle-owned pharmaceutical company focused on skin health.

By Brittany Meiling March 2, 2017 1:31 p.m. share »
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Owners of Scripps Proton Therapy Center File for Bankruptcy

The owner of Mira Mesa’s 3-year-old Scripps Proton Therapy Center has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to attract and receive reimbursement for treating a sufficient number of patients.

By John Cox March 2, 2017 1:19 p.m. share »
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Bryan McMillan Named President of DJO Regeneration Business

DJO Global Inc. has hired a longtime medical device executive, Bryan McMillan, to serve as the company’s new president of DJO’s regeneration business.

By Brittany Meiling March 1, 2017 3 p.m. share »

Ionis Beats Wall Street’s Expectations

Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported fourth quarter and annual earnings Tuesday that blew expectations out of the water.

By Brittany Meiling February 28, 2017 11:23 a.m. share »

Stock Soars on La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co.’s Positive Data

The stock price is soaring for local drugmaker La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company following promising clinical trial data on its experimental blood pressure drug.

By Brittany Meiling February 27, 2017 11:04 a.m. share »

FDA Gives Tocagen's Drug Combination Breakthrough Therapy Status

San Diego drugmaker Tocagen has won breakthrough therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, giving the company quick access to regulators as it advances a combination therapy for brain cancer.

By Brittany Meiling February 26, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »

Aviva Systems Biology Corp. Acquires GenWay Biotech

San Diego-based antibody manufacturer Aviva Systems Biology Corp. has acquired GenWay Biotech Inc., another San Diego company that makes proteins.

By Sarah de Crescenzo February 23, 2017 3:28 p.m. share »

Swinerton Builders Wins $10.2M Contract For Grossmont's Surgical Unit

San Diego-based Swinerton Builders has won a $10.2 million construction contract – the last available under 2006’s $247 million Proposition G – to build out the surgery floor of Grossmont Healthcare District’s new, 71,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center in La Mesa.

By John Cox February 23, 2017 1:43 p.m. share »
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TSRI Revamps Board, Adds Venture Capitalist John Diekman

The Scripps Research Institute has named venture capitalist John Diekman as the nonprofit’s new chairman of the board, along with seven new members, including a billionaire biotech investor and top industry executives.

By Brittany Meiling February 22, 2017 4:37 p.m. share »

Proficio Launches Service for Health Care Organizations

Proficio Inc. has launched a new service to help hospitals and other health-care organizations comply with federal rules for keeping medical information confidential.

By John Cox February 22, 2017 4:01 p.m. share »