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Telik Receives $1.5 Million Contract From National Cancer Institute

Telik Inc., a San Diego-based oncology drug development company, announced it has received a $1.5 million contract from the National Cancer Institute.

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Illumina Inc. Partners With Pharma Companies for Oncology Test System

Illumina Inc. announced it has formed collaborative partnerships with AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech Inc. and Sanofi to develop a universal next-generation sequencing oncology test system.

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ViaCyte Gets $20M for Rights Agreement With Janssen

San Diego-based ViaCyte Inc. announced that it has entered into a rights agreement with Janssen Research & Development LLC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

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Potential Matches Put Under A Microscope at New Dating Site

SERVICE: DNA Analysis Is Used to Find That Special Someone

San Diego is home to countless institutes, laboratories and research collaborations aiming to find better uses for advancements in genetic sequencing. Yet, there is one market that seems an unlikely match for DNA analysis — online dating.

Nisen Named to CEO Post at Sanford-Burnham

HEALTH: He Sees Need for ‘Constellation’ Of New Relationships

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute announced that the board of trustees has appointed Perry Nisen as CEO and holder of the Donald Bren chief executive chair for the institute’s La Jolla-based headquarters.

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Platform Gives ERs a New Cardiac Device Tool

HEALTH: Co. Just Signed an Enterprise Deal With Sharp

Geneva Health Care Inc., a San Diego-based medical technology company has developed a platform that receives data from cardiac devices and converts it into usable information for health care providers. The data is presented in a dashboard that is integrated into the provider’s internal computer system so that physicians and medical staff can quickly identify the urgency of a patient’s needs.

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Batu Biologics Completes $100,000 Crowdfunding

A San Diego-based immunotherapy company has successfully completed $100,000 of financing by utilizing an unusual fundraising approach — crowd funding.

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Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Names Nisen CEO

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute’s board of trustees has appointed Perry Nisen as CEO and holder of the Donald Bren chief executive chair for the institute’s La Jolla-based headquarters.

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Cytori Appoints Girão VP and CFO

San Diego-based Cytori Therapeutics Inc. announced that Tiago Girão has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer.

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ResMed Sees New Devices Bridging Some Monitoring Divides

ResMed Inc. has released its new sleep apnea therapy device that will use patient data and communication software to help health care providers monitor and analyze their patients’ conditions.

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CEO Gathered Leadership Lessons Along Unusual Career Path

HEALTH: Van Gorder’s Book Is About Building Up a Place and People

Chris Van Gorder has earned a reputation in San Diego as an influential leader in health care management, frequently receiving national attention for contributions to the profession. Now the Scripps Health CEO has permanently added his name in the history books of leadership and management by putting his name on the shelf with them.

Mirati Narrows Focus to Fewer Forms of Cancer

BIOTECH: FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to Promising New Therapy

Mirati Therapeutics Inc., a public company in San Diego developing medicines for targeted oncology, is one step closer to achieving regulatory approval for its cancer drug Mocetinostat.

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Ligand Signs Licensing Agreement With Georgia Company

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the signing of a commercial license agreement with Atlanta, Georgia-based Avion Pharmaceuticals LLC for the development and commercialization of four Captisol-enabled programs

Thermo Fisher Gets $9.1M Defense Deal, Work to Be Done in San Diego

The Defense Department said on Aug. 14 that it awarded a $9.1 million contract modification to Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire reagents and consumables for its DNA Identification Laboratory at the Armed Forces Medical Examiners System at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

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Shares Rise After Otonomy's $100M IPO

Shares of Otonomy Inc. were rising Aug. 13 after the biotech drug developer's initial public offering raised $100 million.