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Capital Flows to New Blood Work Diagnostic

BIOTECH: Doctors Would Do Tests, Get Results in MinutesWith 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.

By Brittany Meiling December 1, 2016 12:38 p.m.   $$ Share
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Otonomy Inc. Names New Chief Scientific Officer

San Diego drugmaker Otonomy Inc. is bringing on a new chief scientific officer with the appointment of Kathie M. Bishop.

Arcturus Therapeutics to Collaborate With Takeda on Therapies for Liver Ailment

Arcturus Therapeutics, a biotech upstart in San Diego, is collaborating with global pharmaceutical giant Takeda Pharmaceuticals to develop therapies for fatty liver disease.

Biocept Receives Delisting Warning Letter From Nasdaq

Biocept Inc., a liquid biopsy test maker in San Diego, is facing potential delisting from the Nasdaq as the biotech's stock value has been less than $1 per share for too long.

Sharp Reaches Tentative Agreement With Nurses Union

Sharp HealthCare and a labor union representing many of its nurses have reached tentative agreement on a new three-year contract.

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Renova Therapeutics Names New CFO

Local gene therapy biotech Renova Therapeutics Inc. has hired Catherine Bovenizer as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Pacific Bariatric Surgical Group Joins Scripps

Scripps Clinic Medical Group has expanded its services in the Hillcrest area with the addition of Pacific Bariatric Surgical Group.

Palomar Health Opens a New Birth Center

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.

Assisted Living Meets Sharing Economy

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.

Edico Genome to Partner With Amazon Web Services

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.

Viracta Therapeutics Acquires Potential Drug Candidate From U.K. Firm

San Diego biotech Viracta Therapeutics Inc. has purchased a scientific asset from United Kingdom-based Chroma Therapeutics.

Sorrento Therapeutics Secures $75 Million Loan

Sorrento Therapeutics announced it has secured a loan of up to $75 million from Palo Alto-based Hercules Capital Inc.

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Synthorx Names Patrick Doyle Chief Business Officer

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.

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Gateway Founder Ted Waitt Named Chairman of Salk Institute's Board

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies named computer entrepreneur Ted Waitt as chairman of its board, effective immediately.

The Gym Store Acquired by Manufacturer Johnson Health Tech

Taiwanese fitness equipment manufacturer Johnson Health Tech has acquired San Diego-based specialty retail chain The Gym Store Inc.