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Orexigen Therapeutics Enters Commercialization Agreement With Canadian Company

Local drugmaker Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. has inked a commercialization deal with Valeant Canada, a subsidiary of the global pharma Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

Qualcomm and Boehringer Ingelheim to Work on Digital Tracking Device to Monitor Inhaler Use

San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Aug. 30 that they will jointly develop a small, wireless device to track patients’ use of the Connecticut company’s Respimat inhaler for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Biocept Inc. Announces Deal With Teneovita for Marketing, Distributing Diagnostic in Canada

San Diego’s Biocept Inc. has struck a new deal with Teneovita Medical under which the Vancouver-based provider will market and distribute Biocept's liquid biopsy testing services.

Scripps Partnering With MD Anderson for Cancer Care Program

Scripps Health joined the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Aug. 29 in announcing an agreement to partner on the creation of Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a clinically integrated, comprehensive regional program based in San Diego that will compete against the area’s most prominent cancer care provider, UC San Diego Health System.

Neurocrine Biosciences Files New Drug Application With FDA

Local biopharma Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. has filed a New Drug Application application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its movement disorder drug, valbenazine.

Tri-City, UC San Diego Health Finalize Affiliation Agreement

MEDICINE: Tri-City Expects to Get More Patients and Doctors

Tri-City Healthcare District and UC San Diego Health have finalized an affiliation agreement under which the university-based system will introduce new physicians and medical services to North County, while the hospital organization and its physicians gain access to additional insured patients.

For Hospitals, Every Staff Member Is Part of Security Team

MEDICINE: Facilities Rely On Training, Technology And Awareness of Threats

Security issues loom larger than ever for hospitals these days, particularly in the aftermath of recent national and local incidents. But many San Diego-area medical centers say they are adapting well, and even getting out in front of a set of guidelines Cal-OSHA expects to release soon for preventing workplace violence.

Viking Therapeutics Signs $12.5 Million Stock Purchase Agreement with Aspire Capital

La Jolla-based Viking Therapeutics has entered into a $12.5 million common stock purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund LLC, Viking announced Thursday.

JLL Report: San Diego Life Science Leasing Remains Strong

Tenant demand for life science real estate in San Diego remains robust so far in 2016, even as leasing activity has declined from levels seen in the first half of 2015, according to a new report from brokerage firm JLL.

Skincare Co. Curology Raises $15 Million in Series B Round

Prescription skincare company Curology, formerly known as PocketDerm, has raised $15 million in a Series B financing round, the company announced Wednesday.

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Todd Young Appointed CFO at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals

San Diego drugmaker ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. has appointed Todd Young as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Sharp Grossmont Medical Group Acquired by Tennessee Co.

A physician services organization based in Knoxville, Tenn., has acquired all operations of the medical group that staffs and manages Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s emergency department.

Sophiris Bio Inc. Shares Slide After Stock Offering

Shares of Sophiris Bio Inc. were tanking Tuesday on news of the company’s secondary stock offering.

CONNECT Launches Investor Syndicate to Fuel Startups

San Diego’s business accelerator CONNECT is launching a new investor syndicate to help fund “disruptive” technology and life science startups in San Diego.

Tri-City Healthcare, UC San Diego Health Finalize Affiliation Agreement

Tri-City Healthcare District and UC San Diego Health have finalized an affiliation agreement under which the university-based system will introduce new physicians and medical services to North County, while the hospital organization and its physicians gain access to additional insured patients.