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Women’s Reproductive Health Products Face Financing Wall

BIOTECH: Risks, Reward And Need Often Too Much Of a Mystery to InvestorsIn the field of women’s reproductive health, it can be very difficult to get the startup capital a company needs to get from concept to market.

TruMed Releases Automated Vaccine Management System

San Diego-based TruMed Systems has released its AccuVax vaccine system that the company says streamlines vaccine workflow, saves nurses time and protects against medical errors.

Chula Vista and Santee Locations Will Be Part of Kaiser, Target Major In-Store Clinic Expansion

Kaiser Permanente in November will launch two additional Kaiser-staffed retail clinics in regional Target stores.

Abide Therapeutics Appoints Chief Financial and Strategy Officer

San Diego-based drug developer Abide Therapeutics has hired Sapna Srivastava as its chief financial and strategy officer.

Lymber Inc. Technology Going National Following Acquisition By Mindbody Inc.

Technology developed by San Diego startup Lymber Inc. is deploying nationwide later this month following the company’s acquisition by Mindbody Inc.

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UC Cancer Consortium to Pool Resources, Talent and Data

HEALTH: Five-Center Effort to Boost Efficiencies Including Trials, Treatments

Five-Center Effort to Boost Efficiencies Including Trials, Treatments

Industry Looks to Derail the Return Of Medical Device Tax

A 2.3 percent excise tax on all medical devices sold in the U.S. could resume in 2018, sparking a renewed push among San Diego’s medtech hub to scrap the measure.

Eastridge Workforce Solutions Acquires Operon Resource Management

San Diego staffing company Eastridge Workforce Solutions has acquired Operon Resource Management, which provides staffing solutions for health care product manufactures.

Research Institutes Are Now Searching For Cures and Profits

BIOTECH: Commercial Focus May Slow Wider Innovation

As public funding for medical research grows scarce, academics in San Diego are increasingly turning to Big Pharma to help them translate science into dollars.

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Sophiris Bio Borrows $7M to Extend Its Runway, Conduct Trials

La Jolla-based Sophiris Bio Inc. has borrowed $7 million from Silicon Valley Bank to help finance late stage clinical trials and to extend the company’s cash runway through 2019.

Ionis Subsidiary Seeks OK to Sell Drug in Canada

Akcea Therapeutics, a spinout and subsidiary of Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals, has asked for the green light from regulators to sell one of its drugs in Canada.

American Specialty Health Files Trademark Lawsuit

American Specialty Health, which has two offices in San Diego, announced Sept. 11 that it filed a trademark counterfeiting and infringement lawsuit against Modesto-based American Specialty Healthcare and American Specialty College, along with a number of its executives.

NuVasive Acquires Vertera Spine

San Diego medical device and spine surgery company NuVasive on Sept. 7 announced that it acquired Vertera Spine, a privately-held medical device company that develops implants for spinal fusion.

Zavante Teaming With NIH to Try and Crush Deadly Bug

Local biotech Zavante Therapeutics is teaming up with the National Institutes of Health to see if its antibiotic will fight nasty infections acquired in hospitals.

Imprimis Statement Blasts Allergan Over Lawsuit

Global pharmaceutical giant Allergan is suing small San Diego drugmaker Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, claiming the local company is illegally selling unapproved new drugs.