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By Brad Graves October 20, 2016 3:08 p.m.   $$ Share

Allele Biotechnology Raises $11 Million

San Diego-based Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Inc. has raised $11 million in equity funding, according to regulatory filings.

NuVasive Reports Q3 Net Income of $21.1 Million

San Diego medical device maker NuVasive Inc. reported an increase in profit for its third quarter (ended Sept. 30) compared with the same period last year.

ResMed Posts Q1 Year-Over-Year Profit

San Diego medical device maker ResMed Inc. announced a boost to its profit in its first quarter (ended Sept. 30) compared to the same period last year.

Illumina Inc. to Collaborate with North Carolina-Based Q2 Solutions

Local science technology firm Illumina Inc. is collaborating with North Carolina-based Q2 Solutions to establish a framework for developing companion diagnostics, medical tests that are used “as a companion” to a drug to see if the drug is going to work for the patient.

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UC San Diego, Tata Trusts Establish Research Organization

The University of California, San Diego is collaborating with Indian philanthropic organization Tata Trusts to establish a research organization in India called Tata Institute for Active Genetics and Society.

Drugmaker aTyr Pharma's Leading Drug Gets Fast-Track Designation

San Diego drugmaker aTyr Pharma Inc. has received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its leading drug candidate Resolaris.

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Salk Professor Awarded Grant for Work in Tissue, Organ Generation

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to continue his work in stem cell biology and regeneration.

Organovo Holdings Hopes to Raise $25M in Public Stock Offering

Organovo Holdings Inc., the San Diego firm that “bioprints” three-dimensional human tissue, is hoping to raise $25 million in a public offering of its stock.

Michael J. Kamdar Takes Helm at Molecular Assemblies Inc.

San Diego biotech Molecular Assemblies Inc. has appointed Michael J. Kamdar as CEO and director.

Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute Receives $2.9 Million NIH Grant

The Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health – its third from the agency in 13 months – to study the effectiveness of algorithm-driven text messages in managing the disease among high-risk Latinos in San Diego County.

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Revolve Microscope Appears to Be Ready for Starring Role

BIOTECH: Hurdles Include Manufacturing, Gaining Wide Acceptance

An accountant once told me that fast-growing startups mistakenly “build Taj Mahals” for their company headquarters, sinking all their money into beautiful buildings when they should be sinking it into their technology.

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CEO of Mountain Health Still a Healing Force

MEDICINE: Expanding Access Is One of Her Passions

When Judith Shaplin and her family moved to eastern San Diego County, her grade-school principal noticed the little girl’s interest in medicine and put her in charge of cleaning up other kids’ playground scrapes.

Martin Latterich Named Vice President at Histogen Inc.

San Diego’s Histogen Inc., a regenerative medicine company, has appointed Martin Latterich as vice president of technical operations.

Betty Ford Center to Open Treatment Center in Del Mar Heights

The Betty Ford Center plans to open a new outpatient addiction treatment center in mid-December in Del Mar Heights.

Sirenas, Calibr to Collaborate on Drug Discovery and Development

Biotech upstart Sirenas LLC is collaborating with the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) to discover and develop drugs.