Jared Whitlock

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CV Sciences Inks Distribution Deal with Kroger

CV Sciences’ CBD oil will be sold in 945 Kroger-owned stores across 17 states, it was recently announced.

Synthorx, Equillium And Turning Point Discuss IPOs

Investors Said Going Public Would Bring Increase in Investments

For biotechs, what’s the path to an initial public offering like? The CEOs of San Diego companies that took the IPO plunge weighed in on this question and others during a recent Biocom panel.

Ionis Appoints Joan Herman to its Board

Joan Herman was recently named to the board of Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals.

Reverse Merger To Support Co.’s Cancer Candidates

Oncternal Retains CEO, Will Remain In San Diego

On the heels of auspicious clinical trial results, San Diego-based Oncternal Therapeutics completed a reverse merger with Tennessee’s GTx, it was announced June 10.

Promising Results Boost Share Price of La Jolla Pharma

No New Treatments for Targeted Condition in More Than a Decade

La Jolla Pharmaceutical’s stock recently jumped after its drug candidate for regulating iron overload showed promise in preliminary clinical trial results.

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.

Vical to Merge With Colo.-Based Brickell Biotech

Co.to Operate as Brickell, Focus on Skin Conditions

After pulling the plug on a herpes vaccine program, San Diego-based Vical is set to merge with Colorado’s Brickell Biotech in an all-stock deal.

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Life Sciences Employment Shows Strong Growth

Average Wage Is $115,000; Economic Impact Put at $39B

Employment in San Diego’s life sciences industry increased 12.5% from 2013 to 2018, states a new report.

Evofem Closes $80M in Financing for Contraceptive Gel

After securing $30 million in a private stock placement in April, Evofem on June 10 closed a second tranche of $50 million.

UC San Diego Health Opens Primary Care Facility in Encinitas

UC San Diego Health opened an Encinitas facility as part of a bid to expand beyond hospital walls.

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