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Ligand to Offer $225 Million in Senior Convertible Notes, Authorizes $200M Share Buyback

San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it intends to offer $225 million of convertible senior notes due 2019 and has authorized a $200 million share repurchase program over the next 12 months.

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Ignyta Names Chief Medical Officer

San Diego-based cancer drug developer Ignyta Inc. has appointed Adrian Senderowicz as chief medical officer and senior vice president of clinical development and regulatory affairs.

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ViaCyte Raises $5.4 Million in Private Financing

ViaCyte Inc. has announced it has raised $5.4 million in private financing to pursue the clinical development of its artificial pancreas, which could treat type 1 diabetes.

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Kaiser’s New Hospital to Bring 450 Beds to San Diego Market

MEDICINE: Increasing Demand to Be Met By New Facility, Upgrades

Kaiser Permanente’s new 450-bed hospital in Kearny Mesa will feature cutting-edge technology and innovative communication strategies while relieving the growing pressure on its current facilities.

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Operation Changes

Walking through the old mansion-converted City Hall in Amsterdam, N.Y., a young Tim Moran climbed into the gated elevator and braced himself when the elevator shook and creaked to a halt — stalled between floors.

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DexCom Announces Data Integration Relationship With Asante

Asante Solutions Inc., a Sunnyvale-based medical device company manufacturing an insulin pump, has announced its intention to use DexCom Inc.’s mobile platform to integrate and display insulin data.

Google Executive Brings Big Data Skills to Human Longevity

BIOTECH: Interpreting Massive Genetic Sequencing Information Is the Challenge

A San Diego startup founded by human genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter has recruited Franz Och, former leader of Google Translate and expert in machine learning, to find new ways to crunch and interpret human sequencing data.

Local Company Takes a Leading Role in Fight Against Ebola

BIOTECH: Mapp Provided Its Experimental Serum to Infected Missionaries

Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., a San Diego-based company with only nine employees, made international headlines last week for its role in developing an experimental Ebola treatment that may save the lives of two American aid workers who contracted the virus in Liberia.

Organovo Taps Lucier's Talents for Advisor Role

San Diego 3-D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings Inc. has appointed Greg Lucier as a corporate advisor.

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Aethlon Medical Addresses Reports of Ebola Cure

San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc. today released a letter from its CEO and Chairman, Jim Joyce, addressing the CNN claim that the medical device maker offers a cure for Ebola.

DexCom Reports Revenue of $58.8M for Q2

DexCom Inc., a San Diego-based medical device company, reported total revenue grew to $58.8 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 64 percent from the same quarter last year.

OncoSec Medical Makes Appointment to Its Scientific Advisory Board

San Diego-based OncoSec Medical Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer immunotherapy, has appointed Holbrook Kohrt to its scientific advisory board.

UCSD, The Scripps Research Institute and Illumina Get NIH Grants

The Scripps Research Institute, the University of California, San Diego and Illumina Inc. have been awarded a total of $8.7 million in grants by the National Institutes of Health for DNA sequencing research.

Local Company Takes a Leading Role in Ebola Fight

Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., a San Diego-based company with nine employees, has made international headlines for its role in developing an experimental Ebola treatment that may save the lives of two American aid workers.

Rady Children’s Hospital Receives $120M Donation

Rady Children’s Hospital will receive the second largest donation in San Diego history to fund pediatric research and innovation in San Diego.