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Palomar Health has opened a new birth center at Palomar Medical Center Escondido, replacing a similar facility it has long operated in the city’s downtown.
BIOTECH: Doctors Would Do Tests, Get Results in Minutes
With the media spotlight on the failure of the notorious (and now-disgraced) unicorn Theranos Inc., you would expect the company’s competition to suffer by association.
HEALTH: Open Units Used for Short-Term Stays
Short-term stays are not a big focus for Cornerstone Senior Living and other assisted living community operators. But that could change if things go well with the local rollout of a service similar to Airbnb for seniors in need of limited-time, “respite” care.
La Jolla’s tech startup Edico Genome Inc. has landed a partnership with Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon that offers a suite of cloud computing services.
San Diego biotech Viracta Therapeutics Inc. has purchased a scientific asset from United Kingdom-based Chroma Therapeutics.
Sorrento Therapeutics announced it has secured a loan of up to $75 million from Palo Alto-based Hercules Capital Inc.
San Diego synthetic biology company Synthorx Inc., founded based on discoveries made at the Scripps Research Institute, has hired Patrick J. Doyle as chief business officer.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies named computer entrepreneur Ted Waitt as chairman of its board, effective immediately.
Taiwanese fitness equipment manufacturer Johnson Health Tech has acquired San Diego-based specialty retail chain The Gym Store Inc.
A nurses union has called off a three-day strike that had been set to begin Nov. 28 at three Sharp HealthCare hospitals.
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center has become the first hospital in California to adopt a new test to identify patients at risk of developing acute kidney injury, a potentially deadly condition estimated to cost the U.S. health-care system as much as $10 billion per year.
Besides the annual flurry of holiday planning, November ushers in the busy employee benefits open enrollment season. Nearly 40 percent of California companies renew their benefit plans on Jan. 1. In the last quarter of the year, HR departments are rushing to prepare and distribute employee notices, communicate benefit program changes and facilitate the enrollment process. While most employees appreciate their benefits, open enrollment may not be the most wonderful time of the year for those whose medical plan costs have gone up — once again.
BIOTECH: Illness Inspired Founder To Tackle Problem
Ping Yeh was 36 years old when his doctors recommended maximum-potency chemotherapy — a treatment so strong that he may not survive it.
HEALTH: Scripps Assumes a Financial Risk In Expanding Patient Access to Proton Therapy n By JOHN COX
Frustrated with insurance delays, Scripps Health recently increased the number of patients it treats without prior health-plan approval at the $225 million proton therapy center it manages in Mira Mesa.
Local life science firm Genalyte Inc. has landed $36 million in funding to accelerate the development of its blood testing technology.