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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 »
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Palomar Health Weighing Proposal for Downtown Campus

Escondido finally has an answer – part of one anyway – on what will be done with the hospital campus that has stood as a landmark in the city’s downtown since the 1950s.

By John Cox February 21, 2017 2:53 p.m. share »
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Microsoft's Board Chairman Appointed to Illumina Board

Local instrument maker Illumina Inc. has appointed John W. Thompson, a former IBM executive and technology expert, to the company’s board of directors.

By Brittany Meiling February 21, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »

AMN Reports Record Revenue, Earnings

AMN Healthcare reported fourth-quarter earnings of $26.4 million, a nearly 31 percent year-over-year jump that helped the San Diego-based medical staffing company post record revenue and earnings in 2016.

By John Cox February 17, 2017 12:56 p.m. share »

Funding Strategy Brings Potential $10M to Dermata

Local biotech Dermata Therapeutics LLC is bringing in $10 million to fuel the development of its dermatological products, the company announced Feb. 16.

By Brittany Meiling February 17, 2017 11:55 a.m. share »
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Don’t Undo Progress from Increased Coverage

As a new administration continues its transition in Washington, D.C., many are wondering what changes are still to come in the first 100 days. As organizations on the front lines helping people access health care services in the San Diego region, we share the public’s uncertainty about what’s in store for the future.

By Daniel Gross and John Ohanian February 16, 2017 3:44 p.m. share »

Dauntless Enters the Clinic With Extra $25 Million

Dauntless Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego biotech with an innovative business model, scored an additional $25 million to enter the clinic with its first investigational drug.

By Brittany Meiling February 16, 2017 2:52 p.m. share »

Versant Ventures Launches Jecure Therapeutics With $20 Million Investment

San Francisco-based life-science investment firm Versant Ventures announced the formation of Jecure Therapeutics, a San Diego-based biotech company with a locally developed liver disease platform.

By John Cox February 16, 2017 2:44 p.m. share »

Prostate Center of San Diego to Provide Investigational Procedure

A German physician-scientist with a promising technique for treating prostate cancer has made La Jolla his beachhead for what he hopes will become a nationwide string of surgery centers.

By John Cox February 16, 2017 2:35 p.m. share »

Biocept Hires Ex-Trovagene Executive Michael Terry

Liquid biopsy company Biocept Inc. has hired ex-Trovagene executive Michael Terry to join their leadership team as senior vice president of commercial operations.

By Brittany Meiling February 16, 2017 2:27 p.m. share »

NucleusHealth Announces Pilot Project With Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

NucleusHealth, a cloud-based medical image management company based in San Diego, said it is working on a pilot project with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center in Boston.

By John Cox February 14, 2017 4:15 p.m. share »

Ionis Earns $75 Million from Bayer

Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. is receiving a $75 million payment from its partner Bayer to advance two anti-blood-clotting programs.

By Brittany Meiling February 14, 2017 11:30 a.m. share »

Retrophin Brings on Ex-Ardea Executive to Lead R&D

Local biotech Retrophin Inc. has hired William “Bill” Rote as senior vice president of research and development.

By Brittany Meiling February 13, 2017 4:51 p.m. share »