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Ivera Medical Corp., a San Diego-based company that makes products that disinfect and protect devices used to access a patient’s bloodstream, is being purchased by 3M Co. of St. Paul, Minn.February 26, 2015 2:31 p.m. Share
Receptos Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for immune and metabolic diseases, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $38 million, up from $15 million in the same quarter the previous year.
Shares of Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. leapt 50 percent after the San Diego company filed a patent for its recently approved weight loss drug Contrave, claiming it reduced heart disease.
San Diego-based Crisi Medical Systems Inc., a medical technology company, has been acquired by global firm Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD).
Denovo Biopharma LLC has exclusively licensed a previously failed late-stage neuroscience drug from global pharma firm Eli Lilly and Co., according to a recent news release.
Sotera Wireless, the Mira Mesa-based medical device company, said on Feb. 25 that it acquired Reflectance Medical Inc. of Westborough, Mass. for undisclosed terms.
San Diego OB-GYN Medical Group in Hillcrest has joined Scripps Clinic Medical Group, according to a recent news release. The agreement creates the 14th Scripps Clinic location in San Diego County.
Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Monday that it has earned a $15 million milestone payment from GlaxoSmithKline Plc.
Mast Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage biopharma company, has released results from a nonclinical study testing the drug vepoloxamer for the treatment of heart failure.
Otonomy Inc., a company that makes treatments for the middle and inner ear, has submitted a drug candidate for regulatory approval following encouraging Phase 3 data.
Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported a significantly improved fourth quarter net income of $31 million, up from a net loss of $24.3 million in the same quarter last year.
BIOTECH: Investors See Good Bet in Heart Drug
San Diego’s abundance of intellectual capital and venture investors with deep pockets has lured yet another startup from its snow-steeped home to sunny Southern California.
Dublin-based drugmaker Shire Plc has acquired San Diego-based Meritage Pharma for an upfront payment of $70 million, with another $175 million contingent on meeting milestones, according to a recent news release.
Epic Sciences Inc., a San Diego-based diagnostics company, announced Wednesday the appointment of Chris Bernard as chief commercial officer.
Tandem Diabetes Care Inc., a medical device company and manufacturer of insulin pumps, announced in a statement Tuesday that it intends to raise $60 million in an underwritten public offering.