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AnaptysBio Inc. Partnership Deal Could Be Worth $125M

AnaptysBio Inc. could receive up to $125 million from a new partnership with Massachusetts cancer drugmaker Tesaro Inc., including $17 million upfront

AnaptysBio Inc. Deal Could Be Worth $125 Million

AnaptysBio Inc. could receive up to $125 million from a new partnership with Massachusetts cancer drugmaker Tesaro Inc., including $17 million upfront.

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Zogenix’s Powerful Painkiller Faces Attacks From Two Fronts

Things aren’t looking great for Zogenix Inc. nor its flagship drug, the powerful narcotic painkiller Zohydro. The company’s stock recently plummeted on news that a competitor just might have built a better mousetrap — drug — and could soon emerge on the market.

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Experience With Illness Is Catalyst for Creating New Business

BIOTECH: Proactive Patient Got to Work on New Mobility Device

Extreme athlete Kim Goodsell has a bevy of health conditions that could severely limit her ability to walk. But with research, ingenuity and sheer pluck she has taken charge of her own health — and launched a new company as a result.

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Veteran Exec Smooths Life Tech’s Transition

BIOTECH: Stevenson Is President of New Division

Shepherding thousands of employees through a high-profile merger is highly daunting, but Mark Stevenson considers himself equal to the task. The veteran biotech executive has, after all, done it before.

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DJO Global Appoints New CFO

Vista-based medical device maker DJO Global Inc. has appointed Susan Crawford as the company’s new chief financial officer.

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Lumena Pharmaceuticals Closes $45M Funding Round

Lumena Pharmaceuticals Inc. has closed a $45 million Series B round, and will use the funding to develop drugs for two diseases of the liver.

Sharp HealthCare Names New Chief Information Officer

Sharp HealthCare has named Ken Lawonn as its new chief information officer. He is replacing Bill Spooner, who retired March 3 after working 35 years for Sharp.

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Illumina Sells Another $10M Gene Sequencer

San Diego-based Illumina Inc. has another buyer for its $10 million gene sequencing platform.

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The Acquisition of Medistem Is Completed

Intrexon Corp. has completed its acquisition of San Diego-based Medistem Inc., the acquiring company announced.

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DJO Global Taps Former IMDS CEO to Head DJO Surgical Brand

DJO Global Inc. has appointed Brady Shirley, an executive in the orthopedics industry, as president of its DJO Surgical brand.

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DJO Global Taps Former IMDS CEO to Head DJO Surgical Brand

DJO Global Inc. has appointed Brady Shirley, an executive in the orthopedics industry, as president of its DJO Surgical brand.

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Acquisition of Medistem Is Completed

Intrexon Corp. has completed its acquisition of San Diego-based Medistem Inc., the acquiring company announced.

It’s Unanimous: Local Exec New Connect CEO

San Diego life sciences and technology nonprofit Connect has appointed veteran health care and investment banking executive Greg McKee as its new CEO after a lengthy search.