Jared Whitlock

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Recent Stories

UK Agency Asks Illumina and Pacific to Address Its Concerns

Failure of Merging Cos to Comply Would Result In a More In-Depth Analysis

A U.K. competition watchdog said on June 18 that Illumina’s planned $1.2 billion acquisition of Pacific Biosciences raises anti-competitive concerns, at a minimum delaying the deal.

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Oska Wellness Takes in $5.5M Seed Round

Oska Wellness — maker of a portable device that’s pitched as a drug-free alternative for pain management – raised $5.5 million in seed funding.

Kura Gets Promising Results in Mid-Stage Clinical Trial

Co. Expects to Close $100M Public Offering to Support Oncology Therapeutic

Kura Oncology’s lead drug generated promising results in mid-stage clinical trial, the company recently said.

Kroger Deal Expands CV Sciences’ Retail Presence

CV’s CEO Says Deal Will Boost Acceptance Of CBD Products

CBD is no longer relegated to coffee shops and health food stores.

Acutus Medical Lands $170M Financing

Acutus Medical – maker of 3-D imaging technology for heart procedures – on June 20 netted $170 million.

Element Biosciences Emerges with $15M Round

Element Biosciences, another San Diego startup led by ex-Illumina talent, raised $15 million in a series A round.

UK Agency Says Illumina-Pacific Biosciences Deal Raises Concerns

A U.K. competition watchdog said on June 18 that Illumina’s planned $1.2 billion acquisition of Pacific Biosciences raises anti-competitive concerns, at a minimum delaying the deal.

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Arcturus Nets $30M in Expanded Collaboration with Ultragenyx

Ultragenyx paid San Diego’s Arcturus Therapeutics $6 million in cash and is poised to invest $24 million in the company following an expanded research agreement.

MappBio Awarded $16.5 Million For Work on Ebola-Like Viruses

BIOTECH: Antibody Was Isolated in Lab

MappBio — a once-little known San Diego biotech that captured worldwide interest with experimental drugs for Ebola and other viruses — landed another big contract.

Tech Startups Tackle Mental Health Care

HEALTH CARE: Reimbursement Codes Open Door for Revenue

The mental health system is often called broken or fragmented. That’s created an opening for San Diego tech companies.

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