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Prostate Center of San Diego to Provide Investigational Procedure

MEDICINE: Owners See Market for Less Invasive TreatmentA German physician-scientist with a promising technique for treating prostate cancer has made La Jolla his beachhead for what he hopes will become a nationwide string of surgery centers.

By John Cox February 16, 2017 2:35 p.m.   $$ Share

AMN Reports Record Revenue, Earnings

AMN Healthcare reported fourth-quarter earnings of $26.4 million, a nearly 31 percent year-over-year jump that helped the San Diego-based medical staffing company post record revenue and earnings in 2016.

Funding Strategy Brings Potential $10M to Dermata

Local biotech Dermata Therapeutics LLC is bringing in $10 million to fuel the development of its dermatological products, the company announced Feb. 16.

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Don’t Undo Progress from Increased Coverage

As a new administration continues its transition in Washington, D.C., many are wondering what changes are still to come in the first 100 days. As organizations on the front lines helping people access health care services in the San Diego region, we share the public’s uncertainty about what’s in store for the future.

Dauntless Enters the Clinic With Extra $25 Million

Dauntless Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego biotech with an innovative business model, scored an additional $25 million to enter the clinic with its first investigational drug.

Versant Ventures Launches Jecure Therapeutics With $20 Million Investment

San Francisco-based life-science investment firm Versant Ventures announced the formation of Jecure Therapeutics, a San Diego-based biotech company with a locally developed liver disease platform.

Biocept Hires Ex-Trovagene Executive Michael Terry

Liquid biopsy company Biocept Inc. has hired ex-Trovagene executive Michael Terry to join their leadership team as senior vice president of commercial operations.

NucleusHealth Announces Pilot Project With Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

NucleusHealth, a cloud-based medical image management company based in San Diego, said it is working on a pilot project with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center in Boston.

Ionis Earns $75 Million from Bayer

Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. is receiving a $75 million payment from its partner Bayer to advance two anti-blood-clotting programs.

Retrophin Brings on Ex-Ardea Executive to Lead R&D

Local biotech Retrophin Inc. has hired William “Bill” Rote as senior vice president of research and development.

NuVasive Posts Record Revenue of $962.1 Million for 2016

Local medical device maker NuVasive Inc. reported strong financial performance for 2016, indicating good times are ahead for 2017.

Illumina Adds Three Startups to Accelerator Program

Local science technology company Illumina Inc. has added three new startups to its accelerator program, which mentors and invests money into early-stage companies in the genomics technology space.

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Vividion’s Backers Give It Good Starting Point With $50M

BIOTECH: Spun Out of TSRI, Co.’s Biotech to Tap Genetic Advances

A recent infusion of cash launched a local biotech out of stealth mode with the biggest VC backing of the year so far in San Diego.

DJO Global Getting into Software

Another local medical device firm is dabbling in software.

FDA Grants Angionetics' Therapeutic Candidate Fast-Track Status

Local gene therapy company Angionetics Inc. has been granted a Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its lead drug candidate Generx.