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Philanthropists Donate $11.8 million to UC San Diego to Launch Geriatric Emergency Care Unit

Local philanthropists Gary and Mary West have provided $11.8 million to the University of California, San Diego to create a senior emergency care unit at the future Jacobs Medical Center.

MedOptions To Acquire San Diego-Based Vericare

MedOptions announced a definitive agreement to acquire San Diego’s Vericare, a behavioral health clinical care provider.

Startup MyDx Makes Revenue Gains

San Diego’s MyDx Inc., a company that makes a handheld chemical analyzer for consumers, announced a jump in quarterly revenue as the startup gains traction.

Biocept Inc. Prices Common Stock Offering

San Diego-based Biocept Inc. is hoping to raise $5 million in an offering of its common stock, the company announced April 29.

Ignyta Inc. Looking to Raise $50 Million in Stock Offering

San Diego’s Ignyta Inc., a drugmaker developing cancer therapeutics, is hoping to raise $50 million in an offering of its common stock, the company announced Wednesday.

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After Weight-Loss, Arena Has Options

PHARMA: New Painkiller And Other Drugs Being Tested

It’s been a rocky year for Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc., but things are looking up with its latest experimental drug: a painkiller that mimics cannabis without the head high.

Dexcom Reports 60 Percent Jump in Q1 Revenue

Dexcom Inc., one of San Diego’s biggest public medical technology firms, reported a 60 percent jump in revenue for the first quarter of this year.

ResMed's Q1 Net Income Drops to $88.5 Million

San Diego medical device company ResMed Inc. reported a drop in net income for the first quarter of 2016.

NuVasive's Q1 Earnings Report Better Than Expected

San Diego medical device maker NuVasive Inc. exceeded Wall Street expectations Tuesday when it reported a boost in revenue and an improved bottom line.

Ronald Rittenmeyer Named CEO at Millennium Health

Millennium Health, a drug-testing firm in San Diego, announced that Chairman of the Board Ronald Rittenmeyer is taking over as CEO.

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Trovagene Inc. Appoints Bill Welch to be CEO

A month after abruptly firing two top executives, San Diego’s cancer test company Trovagene Inc. has appointed a new CEO.

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Out of the Shadows

BIOTECH: Co. Emerges With Anti-Aging Results; Some in Industry Are Skeptical

Osman Kibar is nonchalant, as billionaires go, but he’s nothing if not confident. Dressed in a fading polo shirt and old jeans, he leans back in his chair, intertwines his fingers and fights a knowing smile. He knows why I’m here.

Human Longevity Signs 10-Year Deal With AstraZeneca for Genomics Work

San Diego’s Human Longevity Inc. struck a deal with pharma giant AstraZeneca and its global biologics R&D arm, MedImmune, the companies announced April 21.

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Skylit Medical Raises $400,000 in Latest Round

San Diego medtech Skylit Medical raised fresh capital this week and added two board members.

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation Rebrands

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation has rebranded, changing its name to Champions for Health.