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Qualcomm Announces Agreement With J&J Subsidiary

Johnson & Johnson likes what it sees in Qualcomm Inc.’s 2net platform.

By Brad Graves June 12, 2017 3:18 p.m. share »

Struggling Regulus Scraps Programs, Loses Big Pharma Partner

And the punches keep coming for San Diego drugmaker Regulus Therapeutics Inc.

By Brittany Meiling June 12, 2017 10:58 a.m. share »

Senomyx Announces Resignation of CFO

The chief financial officer of public biotech and flavor enhancer company Senomyx Inc. has resigned, the company announced June 9.

By Brittany Meiling June 9, 2017 4:51 p.m. share »
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Addressing Substance Abuse Can Start at Work

Whispers. That’s how it starts. Co-workers start whispering amongst themselves about the subtle changes they see in an officemate. Mood, hygiene, increasing tardiness, and shoddy work output all contribute to a picture of someone undergoing a change. Then they confide to the manager who in turn becomes more vigilant.

By Duane Trombly June 8, 2017 3:05 p.m. share »
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Calbiotech Acquired by Germany-Based Company

El Cajon diagnostics company Calbiotech has been acquired by a subsidiary of Transasia Bio-Medical Ltd, a large medtech company in Mumbai.

By Brittany Meiling June 8, 2017 2:31 p.m. share »
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GreatCall Acquired by Chicago-Based Private Equity Firm

San Diego’s growing health tech company, GreatCall, is being acquired by a giant Chicago-based private equity firm, GTCR.

By Brittany Meiling June 7, 2017 10:10 a.m. share »

Qualcomm First S.D. Firm to Contract With Scripps ACO

Qualcomm Inc. said that it plans to offer its employees health care services from Scripps Health under the ACO, or accountable care organization, model.

By Brad Graves June 7, 2017 12:01 a.m. share »

Abreos Biosciences Raises $1.2 Million

Local biotech Abreos Biosciences has closed $1.2 million in new funding, the company announced Tuesday.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 6, 2017 5:09 p.m. share »

Aviva Systems Appoints COO

San Diego-based antibody manufacturer Aviva Systems Biology Corp. has hired Yi-Chun "James" Wang as its chief operating officer.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 6, 2017 1 p.m. share »

FDA Clears Clarify Medical's Device for Sale

San Diego medtech startup Clarify Medical Inc. got the green light from regulators to sell its light therapy system to patients, the company announced Tuesday.

By Brittany Meiling June 6, 2017 12:30 p.m. share »

Herde Joining Maravai LifeSciences Inc. as CFO

Maravai LifeSciences Inc. has recruited the former CFO of San Diego’s public biotech Sorrento Therapeutics.

By Brittany Meiling June 5, 2017 3:08 p.m. share »

Private Equity Firm Buys DirectMed Parts & Service

A San Diego supplier of medical imaging parts and services has been acquired by a Newport Beach-based private equity firm.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 1, 2017 3:39 p.m. share »

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Receives $50 Million Milestone Payment

Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. has earned a $50 million check from its global partner Biogen. That’s because a drug developed in Ionis’ labs just got the green light to sell in the European Union.

By Brittany Meiling June 1, 2017 3:35 p.m. share »
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NuVasive Recruits Skip Kiil to Lead Global Operations

Local medical device maker NuVasive Inc. has recruited Skip Kiil, a former Novartis executive, to lead the San Diego company’s global operations.

By Brittany Meiling June 1, 2017 3:16 p.m. share »
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Budget Could be Trump’s Thump to Life Sciences

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget includes deep cuts in biomedical programs that could cripple San Diego’s life science industry. Possibly worst hit would be local jobs.

By Brittany Meiling June 1, 2017 3:09 p.m. share »