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Evofem at Critical Stretch with Potential New Birth Control

BIOTECH: Contraceptive Gel Is Part of CEO's Health Mission for WomenEvofem Biosciences wants to be the next big thing in birth control. After a long road, the San Diego biotech finds itself in a pivotal stretch.

Carlsmed Merges with Precisive Surgical

Carlsmed and Precisive Surgical are merging to develop personalized devices for spine surgery.

Cradle Genomics Gets $17.1M Series A Round

Cradle Genomics Gets $17.1M Series A Round

A startup led by former Illumina executives that wants to advance prenatal testing recently landed a $17.1 million Series A round.

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Palomar, Graybill Medical Look at Possible Pact

HEALTH: Affiliations Seen As Way to Cut Costs, Avoid Duplications

Palomar Health wants to deepen ties with a decades-old private physician group in a bid to control costs and closely coordinate patient care.

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Weisinger to Take Top Role At Stella Labs

New Leader Hopes To Extend Reach Across the U.S.

One of San Diego’s longest running startup accelerators for women has a new leader at the helm.

Financial Results ‘Disappoint’ Illumina, It Now Expects FY Revenue Growth of 6%

CEO Calls the Preliminary Results Transitory

Illumina analysts are still bullish on the company after a lowered revenue estimate prompted a stock sell-off.

Trefoil Gets $28M Series A to Work on Vision Diseases

In Connection With Round, Company Takes On New Board Member

San Diego biotech Trefoil Therapeutics recently brought in a $28 million Series A round for work on vision diseases.

Scripps Research Leading International Partnership For HIV Vaccine

NIH Division Will Provide Grant of $129 Million

An international partnership led by Scripps Research on July 10 pulled in a $129 million grant to bring a potential HIV vaccination into clinical testing.

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These San Diego Biotechs Fell Hard, But Managed to Bounce Back

Biotechs recover momentum after being written off

Once pegged as goners, San Diego life sciences companies like Neurocrine, Arena Pharmaceuticals and Tandem Diabetes Care made comebacks. Their stories shed light on how to weather an industry in which companies expand and contract like an accordion based on clinical trial results.

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Palomar, Graybill Medical Look at Possible Affliation

Graybill Medical Group and Palomar recently agreed to negotiate a formal affiliation agreement, a move that Palomar says isn’t so much about competition but nonetheless could ripple through North County’s health-care landscape.

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Illumina Expands Startup Accelerator Program to the U.K.

An Illumina program that mentors and invests in early-stage genomics companies is expanding to the U.K.

Startups Claim Slice of a Changing Medical Device Market

HEALTH: $800 Billion Market Is Expected By 2030

The news coming out of San Diego’s medical device scene usually centers on the big dogs: Dexcom, ResMed and Nuvasive.

Alliance Healthcare Foundation Hires New Executive Director

Sarah Lyman has been hired as the executive director of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit that provides grants to nonprofits that boost health care access for those in need.

Cradle Genomics Lands $17.1M Series A Round for Prenatal Testing

A startup led by former Illumina executives that wants to advance prenatal testing recently landed a $17.1 million series A round.

Trefoil Therapeutics Secures $28M Series A Round

San Diego biotech Trefoil Therapeutics recently brought in a $28 million series A round for work on vision diseases.

Analysts Stick By Illumina After Stock Sell-Off

Illumina analysts are still bullish on the company after a lowered revenue estimate prompted a stock sell-off.

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