BEVERAGE: Suja Juice Assembles Right Recipe For Success in the Sector
The rapid growth of San Diego’s Suja Juice Inc. is testament to the trendiness of juicing — tapping raw vegetables and fruits for belly-flushing cleanses.
BIOTECH: PwC Reports Q1 2013 Drop In Dollars and Deals
Lumena Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based manufacturer of liver disease drugs, recently secured $23 million in Series A financing.
MEDICINE: UCSD Surgeons, Firm Develop Corrective Magnetic Rods
Implanted, growing magnetic rods — they sound like something out of a sci-fi movie.
BIOTECH: Funding Allows Firm Flexibility for Development
In rapid succession San Diego’s Ambrx Inc. has received sizable payouts from sizable drug companies, most recently penning a cancer drug development deal with New York-based Bristol-Myers Squibb.
It’s been a busy few weeks for San Diego’s biotechs. Acquisitions, partnership payouts and a number of IPOs are in the works—all signs that the sector, somewhat sluggish post-recession, is picking up its pace.
HEALTH CARE: Firm Doubles Employment in Its Qualcomm Life Unit
One of the hottest buzzwords of health care reform is the ACO — the accountable care organization. San Diego’s Qualcomm Life, the health sciences subsidiary of telecommunications giant Qualcomm Inc., has made a bold move to enter the ACO space — by acquiring San Diego IT company HealthyCircles Inc.
HEALTH CARE: Clinic Interior Promotes Healing; ‘Not Just a Decorating Job’
San Ysidro Health Center is using what’s called evidence-based design to inform the renovation of its new three-story clinic and urgent care center in Chula Vista — and streamlining health care in the process.
HEALTH: Software Fills An Important Need, Reduces Medical Error
Patients are often shuttled from physician to physician, resulting in a quagmire of confusing medical records when they’re generated at different sources. This can lead to medical error, if doctors aren’t given a comprehensive account of a patient’s history at the get-go.
HEALTH: Bankrupt Facility Will Still Be Used as Hospice
A heated auction in federal bankruptcy court last week culminated in Scripps Health making a winning $16.55 million bid for San Diego Hospice’s eight-acre Hillcrest property.
BIOTECH: Former Canadian Firm Developing BPH Treatment
Sophiris Biosciences Inc.’s story is one of immigration and, in a way, the pursuit of the American dream: It’s a Canadian-turned-American pharmaceutical company that’s using its newfound San Diego base to restructure and ramp up development plans for its drug that treats prostate enlargement.