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Tri-City Board Votes to Relinquish Disputed Medical Office Building

Tri-City Healthcare District announced Dec. 16 it will walk away from the disputed medical building at the center of a legal battle with a Carlsbad developer.

MediciNova Added to Nasdaq Biotech Index

San Diego-based MediciNova Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, has been added to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI).

Pomerado Hospital Renamed Palomar Medical Center Poway

Pomerado Hospital is now Palomar Medical Center Poway after a name change that brings greater consistency to owner Palomar Health’s North County health care system.

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San Diego Venture Group Announces PitchFest Winners

Two San Diego startups won the final round of San Diego Venture Group’s PitchFest competition: technology upstart Lymber and biotech Sun Genomics.

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Hank Nordhoff to Lead Sanford Burnham Prebys' Board of Trustees

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute’s board of trustees has found a new chairman in Hank Nordhoff, a San Diego health care executive and member of the board since 2012.

Appeals Court Rules Tri-City Healthcare District Must Pay $12.1 Million

California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal has denied Tri-City Healthcare District’s request to delay a $12.1 million payment on a disputed medical office building.

Trovagene Cuts 20 Staff Members As It Sharpens Priorities

Trovagene Inc., a local diagnostics company in San Diego, has announced a reorganization of the company’s priorities that resulted in a 20-person cut to its staff and a cost savings of $4 million per year.

Betty Ford Center Named In-Network Provider for Scripps

The Betty Ford Center that opened Dec. 13 in Del Mar Heights will be an in-network provider of substance use disorder treatments for the Scripps Health network.

Alphatec Spine Appoints CEO, Two Other Execs

Carlsbad-based Alphatec Spine Inc., a medical device company making spinal fusion technology, has appointed a new chief executive and two other senior leaders with plans to fuel sales.

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Acclaimed Neuroscientist and His Staff Leave Scripps for Sanford Burnham Prebys

In another high-profile defection in San Diego’s Alzheimer’s disease research community, The Scripps Research Institute has lost an acclaimed neuroscientist – along with 25 members of his laboratory staff – to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

Ex-Google Ventures Boss Drops Plans for $230M Life Sciences Fund

Bill Maris, the founder and former head of GV, formerly Google Ventures, won't be launching a $230 million venture capital fund focused on health care in San Diego after all.

Sharp HealthCare Nurses Ratify Three-Year Contract

Nurses who recently threatened to strike at Sharp HealthCare hospitals have ratified a new three-year contract with the San Diego-based company.

For Now, Biotech Back in the Dumps After a Trump Bump

So much for the Trump Bump to biotech.

Anthem Blue Cross, DaVita VillageHealth Collaborate

Anthem Blue Cross and DaVita VillageHealth are launching a Medicare Advantage treatment program in San Diego County designed specifically for kidney failure patients.

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Illumina Expands Team With Appointment of Sam Samad as SVP/CFO

Local science technology giant Illumina Inc. has announced the expansion of its senior leadership team with the appointment of Sam A. Samad.