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Life Sciences Leasing Activity Finished Strong in Q4 of 2018

For San Diego life sciences the fourth quarter of 2018 was the strongest of the year from a leasing perspective.

PhaseBio Stock Jumps Following Good Results in Early-Stage Clinical Trials

PHARMA: Drug Used to Reverse Antiplatelet Activity

PhaseBio’s stock jumped March 18 after the company’s lead drug candidate showed promise in an early-stage clinical study.

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San Diego Co. Sees Increasing Demand for CBD Products

CV Sciences is cashing in on rising demand for cannabidiol, or CBD.

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French Pharmaceutical Giant Partners with CureMatch

BIOTECH: Local Co. Gains Global Reach In Sales, Marketing

CureMatch, a San Diego-based software startup that helps oncologists identify treatment options for patients, recently landed a big corporate partner.

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Former NuVasive, GreatCall Executives Launch New San Diego Health Company

Former NuVasive CEO Gregory Lucier, GreatCall CFO Brian Berning and Chicago private equity firm GTCR are teaming up to start a new life sciences company in San Diego.

Sharp HealthCare Wins Hearst Prize for Palliative Care Program

A Sharp HealthCare program that delivers palliative care at home captured the 2019 Hearst Prize.

CureMetrix’s Mammogram Software Wins FDA Approval

CureMetrix got the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s blessing to market software that flags which mammograms raise suspicions of breast cancer.

SD 500: Magda Marquet

SD 500 recap: Magda Marquet is one of the architects of the local life science sector. She and her husband, Francois Ferre, co-founded Althea Technologies, which they built into the region’s largest contract manufacturer before selling it in 2014.

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PhaseBio Shares Rise on Clinical Study Data

PhaseBio’s stock jumped March 18 after the San Diego-based company’s lead drug candidate showed promise in an early-stage clinical study.

SD 500: David F. Hale

SD 500 recap: David Hale is CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures LLC, a private company focused on the formation and development of biotechnology, specialty pharma, diagnostic and medical device companies.

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Midway Foundation Helps Military Families

The USS Midway Foundation announced that it awarded $10,000 to the San Diego Center for Children. The donation helps further implement the center’s Empowered Families program to better respond to the needs of families with a child suffering from a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder.

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San Diego Angel Conference Helps First-Time Investors

More than 20 participants took a shot at angel investing for the first time at the first San Diego Angel Conference.

Potential Blockbuster Drug Could Bring Windfall to Scripps

Scripps Research stands to gain a royalty windfall from a drug candidate that slows brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis.

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Ambrx Takes in $10M Upfront for Drug Discovery Partnership

Ambrx’s platforms have netted $10 million upfront in a collaboration with BeiGene Ltd.

SD 500: Shelley Lyford

SD 500 recap: Shelley Lyford leads West Health, a collection of organizations focused on seniors and aging, developed under philanthropists Gary and Mary West.

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