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Co. Creates, Facilitates CRO Marketplace

PHARMA: Scientist.com Doubles Revenue to $50MScientist.com reported $50.27 million in 2017 revenue, a whopping increase from $23.07 million in 2016 and $6 million in 2015.

Biotech Acquisitions Have Their Own Trials

Mergers: Pharma Must Consider Many Factors in Buy

Earlier this month, an executive from New Jersey-based Celgene blamed Receptos, a San Diego firm that it bought, for a major regulatory setback.

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Some See Tandem’s Stock Price Continuing on Its Climb

BIOTECH: It’s Still Low For Medtech Peers; Co. Inks International Deals

This comeback story appears to have legs.

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Trovagene CEO Resigns

William Welch has resigned as CEO and director of San Diego biotech Trovagene, citing personal reasons. The resignation is effective immediately.

FDA Approval for Tandem Diabetes Care's Automated Insulin Tech

Tandem Diabetes Care won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for an automated insulin technology designed to reduce the frequency and duration of low blood sugar events.

Three Board Members Named to La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology has elected three new board members:

Heron Therapeutics’ Stock Surges on Clinical Data

A Heron Therapeutics postoperative pain anesthetic hit clinical trial targets in two additional areas, sending the company’s stock soaring.

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Hires Chief Medical Officer

San Diego-based Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, focused on endocrine-related cancers and endocrine disorders, appointed Alan Krasner as chief medical officer.

Sharp Mary Birch Awarded $2.9M for 'Umbilical Cord Milking' Study

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns was awarded a $2.9 million grant to lead a multi-hospital, international study on a technique to increase the flow of blood from the umbilical cord into the infant’s circulatory system.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Expands San Diego Footprint

Boston-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals has opened a 170,000-square-foot research facility in San Diego, more than doubling the company’s footprint locally.

Robotic Surgery Rides Tech Momentum Wave

MEDICINE: High Volume a Must; Adoption Becoming Norm

In San Diego hospitals, robots are on the rise, judging by splashy marketing and an increase in robotic surgery cases, per data obtained by the San Diego Business Journal.

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals Hires New Chief Business Officer

Damien McDevitt has joined Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals as chief business officer.

Soccer Phenomenon Endorses SleepScore

What does SleepScore Labs have in common with Portugal and Real Madrid? They all have Cristiano Ronaldo working for them.

UC San Diego Launches Center to Spark Anti-Parasitic Drugs

A new UC San Diego center is targeting an unmet need: parasitic infections hurting poor and underserved communities.

Senomyx Shareholder Calls for Sale of Co., Chair Resignation

A shareholder of San Diego-based biotech Senomyx is pushing for the company’s chairman to resign, an immediate company sale and a new board seat.

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