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Aethlon Subsidiary to Collaborate With Thomas Jefferson University in Cancer Research

San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc., a company developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious diseases and cancer, announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Exosome Sciences Inc. has entered into a research collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2015 1:04 p.m.   Share

Reva Medical Raises $11.4M in Stock Sale to Goldman Sachs

San Diego’s Reva Medical Inc. will receive $11.4 million from a sale of its stock to Goldman Sachs International.

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Strength, Persistence and Passion Propel UCSD Health’s CEO

MEDICINE: Maysent Brings Lessons Learned in Water to Her New Role

It’s no secret that being a top executive of a billion-dollar organization requires long hours, lots of stamina, and a competitive streak.

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In Larger Numbers We Trust

Cos. Find Savings As Employer Mandate Drives Growth in Health Care Co-Ops

A new government mandate is pushing employers to join cost-sharing co-ops to help pay for health insurance benefits.

Amplyx Attracts Top Pharma Talent and Big VC Investment

San Diego’s life science sector has been busy striking deals, beefing up executive staff, and raising money.

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Holding All The Cards

BIOTECH: J&J Puts Money, Subsidiary Behind ViaCyte’s Diabetes Efforts

Johnson & Johnson is joining forces with San Diego-based ViaCyte Inc. to speed development of a potential type 1 diabetes cure using a therapy derived from stem cells.

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Google Exec Tapped to Lead Illumina Company

Illumina Inc. is recruiting a Google executive to lead its new cancer detection spinoff, Grail.

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Hires More Execs, Raises $8.7M

San Diego’s Amplyx Pharmaceuticals is beefing up its executive team and tacking on an additional $8.7 million to its recent Series B round, upping the total for that round to $49.2 million.

Tri-City Medical Center Hires Firm to Reduce Readmissions

Oceanside’s Tri-City Medical Center is partnering with health-tech firm Aidin to ensure that patients stay healthy after going home.

Specialty Skin Care Firm Sente Announces $5 Million in Financing

Sente, a specialty aesthetics firm in San Diego, announced that it has raised $5 million in financing.

San Diego-based Cue Partners With Johnson & Johnson for Portable HIV Viral Load Test

Johnson & Johnson has partnered with San Diego-based Cue to develop a cheap, portable and Internet-enabled HIV test.

Aethlon Medical Reports Q3 Results

Aethlon Medical Inc., a company that makes a blood-filtering device to treat infectious disease and cancer, reported financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter.

Tech Company Aira.IO Raises $2.5 Million in Series A Financing

Health tech company Aira.IO announced Thursday that it has raised $2.5 million in a Series A round of financing.

Cancer Researcher Awarded Seven-Year, $7.9 Million Grant

A cancer researcher at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) has received a seven-year, $7.9 million grant to advance his cancer research.

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High Or Low Impact?

HEALTH: Wellness Programs’ Effectiveness Can Be Difficult to Measure

If you can’t do squats in those pants, don’t wear them to work.

Becton, Dickinson to Grow Presence in Region

After gobbling up San Diego’s CareFusion in a $12.2 billion deal last year, global medical equipment supplier Becton, Dickinson and Co. has decided to maintain (even grow) its presence in San Diego.