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Company’s Expanding Roles Bring a Change in Its Name

MEDICINE: Millennium Health Brings Three Sets Of Tools to the TableSan Diego-based Millennium Laboratories Inc. announced recently that it has changed its name to Millennium Health LLC.

By BRITTANY MEILING September 5, 2014 3:40 p.m.   $$ Share
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Target, Kaiser Collaborate to Open 4 In-Store Expanded Clinics

MEDICINE: Vista and Mission Valley Among Sites Accepting Patients

In a move that reflects the increasing wave of consumer-driven health care, Target Corp. has partnered with Kaiser Permanente to open four in-store Target Clinics in Southern California, adding more options to consumers keeping an eye on their health care budgets.

Travel Nurses Fill ‘Utility Player’ Role

HEALTH: Expertise Tapped; System’s Shortfalls Filled

An aging population, expanded coverage due to health care reform and an improving economy are creating an increasingly daunting demand for health care services.

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Ichor Wields Weapon in Biological Threat Fight

Ichor Medical Systems Inc., a San Diego-based biotech, recently was awarded funding potentially worth $20.2 million over five years from a national defense organization to develop a special kind of immunization to protect U.S. military members and the general population against biological threats.

Reva Medical Inc. Completes $25 Million Financing Transaction

San Diego-based Reva Medical Inc., a medical device company developing stents that can be absorbed by the body, announced that the $25 million financing transaction approved by shareholders on Oct. 31 has been successfully completed.

Waiting Period Ends for Proposed CareFusion, Becton Deal

Becton, Dickinson and Co. and CareFusion Corp. announced that the waiting period mandated under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 regarding Becton’s proposed acquisition of San Diego-based CareFusion expired on Nov. 19.

Neothetics to Sell 4.65 Million Shares to Raise $65.1 Million

San Diego-based Neothetics Inc., a developer of cosmetic therapies, said it will sell 4.65 million shares at $14 apiece in an initial public offering. The gross total to be raised is $65.1 million.

Receptos' Pricing Puts Public Offering of Common Stock at $360M

Receptos Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates to treat immune and metabolic diseases, announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering at $360 million for 3,600,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $100 per share.

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BioMed Realty and Broad Institute Form Strategic Partnership to Promote Innovation

San Diego-based BioMed Realty Trust Inc. and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced a strategic partnership to foster innovation and promote relationships between academia and the life science industry.

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Chargers Blood Drive Set for November 25

The 36th annual Chargers Blood Drive, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Mission Valley.

PsychArmor Gets $1 Million Donation to Open Center

PsychArmor, a nonprofit that helps veterans and their families, recently received a $1 million donation from the Rebecca Moores Foundation. The grant will help launch the Moores Center for Military Service Providers, which will assist civilian mental health practitioners who care for veterans, as well as others who provide similar services.

Organovo Releases Commercial Version of 3D Liver Tissue

Organovo Holdings Inc., a company that creates human tissues by 3-D bioprinting, announced the release of a commercial version of its bioprinted human liver tissue, specifically designed for testing drug toxicity.

ResMed's Sleep-Monitoring Device Now Available at Apple Stores

ResMed Inc., a San Diego-based company that develops medical devices for sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing disorders, announced that its newest sleep-monitoring device will be available through Apple retail stores in the United States and from the Apple Online Store.

Agreement Gives Human Longevity Inc. Access to Major Database

San Diego-based Human Longevity Inc., a biological data-driven human health technology and cell therapy company, announced a collaborative agreement with King’s College London to access its TwinsUK Registry.

RecoveryWorks Offers Treatment Program for Professionals

RecoveryWorks, a new intensive outpatient treatment program for the treatment of alcoholism and addiction, is open and accepting patients, according to its founder, Clark Smith.

Pathway Genomics Corp. Partners With Online Registry

Pathway Genomics Corp., a San Diego-based clinical laboratory that offers genetic testing services globally, announced that it has partnered with the Prospective Registry of Multiplex Testing (PROMPT), an online registry for patients who have undergone testing for cancer-causing genetic mutations.