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Firm Lands at Intersection of Health Care and Medical Devices

TECHNOLOGY: Sweet Spots are Industrial Design And Product EngineeringIndustrial designer Chris Ross sees a great convergence in the latter half of the 2010s. It’s happening in the field of medical devices.

By Brad Graves June 19, 2017 3:14 p.m.   Share

Eli Lilly's $90M Expansion Doubles Co.'s Local Footprint

Global drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. has more than doubled its footprint in San Diego with a $90 million expansion of its local Biotechnology Center.

By Brittany Meiling June 21, 2017 4:31 p.m. share »

Akcea Therapeutics Announces $100 Million IPO

Akcea Therapeutics, a spinout and subsidiary of Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals, plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering, the company announced Tuesday.

By Brittany Meiling June 20, 2017 3:07 p.m. share »
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Rewarding Value is Key to Sustainable R&D

From software to satellites to solar power, research and development is the centerpiece of California’s innovation economy.

By David A. Ricks June 19, 2017 3:52 p.m. share »

S.D. Genomics Industry Producing $5.6 Billion in Economic Impact

San Diego’s genomics industry is generating $5.6 billion in economic activity — more than the entire research community — according to a new report published by the San Diego Economic Development Corp.

By Brittany Meiling June 19, 2017 3:19 p.m. share »
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Six San Diego Cos. Set to Compete in BIO's Startup Stadium

Six San Diego startups were chosen as finalists for Startup Stadium, a pitch competition for early-stage entrepreneurs going this week at the 2017 BIO International Convention.

By Brittany Meiling June 19, 2017 3:18 p.m. share »

FDA Gives Adamis OK to Sell Cheaper Alternative to EpiPen

Local drugmaker Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. just got the OK from regulators to sell its lead product to patients.

By Brittany Meiling June 15, 2017 2:03 p.m. share »

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Reverse Stock Split

Local drugmaker Arena Pharmaceuticals plans to conduct a reverse stock split in an attempt to salvage some shareholder value, the company announced Wednesday.

By Brittany Meiling June 14, 2017 3:45 p.m. share »
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4 Tips for Surviving Startup Week

San Diego Startup Week, which runs June 19-23, runs 150 events that are spread across several blocks of Downtown San Diego, so getting the most out of the week will require some planning.

By Brittany Meiling June 14, 2017 3:28 p.m. share »

Trovagene Signs Deal With AstraZeneca

Local liquid biopsy company Trovagene Inc. has inked a deal with Big Pharma AstraZeneca.

By Brittany Meiling June 13, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »
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3 Startups Quietly Raised Money This Quarter

Three interesting startups in San Diego have raised capital over the past two months without announcing the deals publicly.

By Brittany Meiling June 13, 2017 1:59 p.m. share »

ResMed's Market Cap Reaches $10.6 Billion

ResMed Inc.’s valuation has officially entered the double-digit billions on the public market, making it the second-biggest life science company in the city, after instrument giant Illumina Inc.

By Brittany Meiling June 13, 2017 12:04 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Announces Agreement With J&J Subsidiary

Johnson & Johnson likes what it sees in Qualcomm Inc.’s 2net platform.

By Brad Graves June 12, 2017 3:18 p.m. share »

Struggling Regulus Scraps Programs, Loses Big Pharma Partner

And the punches keep coming for San Diego drugmaker Regulus Therapeutics Inc.

By Brittany Meiling June 12, 2017 10:58 a.m. share »

Senomyx Announces Resignation of CFO

The chief financial officer of public biotech and flavor enhancer company Senomyx Inc. has resigned, the company announced June 9.

By Brittany Meiling June 9, 2017 4:51 p.m. share »
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Addressing Substance Abuse Can Start at Work

Whispers. That’s how it starts. Co-workers start whispering amongst themselves about the subtle changes they see in an officemate. Mood, hygiene, increasing tardiness, and shoddy work output all contribute to a picture of someone undergoing a change. Then they confide to the manager who in turn becomes more vigilant.

By Duane Trombly June 8, 2017 3:05 p.m. share »