San Diego Business Journal


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OncoSec Medical Reports Q4, Fiscal 2016 Financial Earnings

San Diego-based OncoSec Medical Inc. on Thursday reported financial earnings for the fourth quarter and full 2016 fiscal year.

‘Smart Company’ Is Smarting After Q3 Revenue Falls Short

Local medtech firm Illumina Inc. is the global leader in DNA sequencing machines, but apparently the company isn’t selling enough of them.

Patara Pharma Raises $6 Million in Equity Offering

Local pharmaceutical firm Patara Pharma LLC has reported raising $6 million in an equity offering launched late last month.

AMN Healthcare Survey Identifies Some Nurse Staffing Problems

San Diego-based staffing company AMN Healthcare released survey results Thursday suggesting many hospitals and other health care organizations are unaware of technology that could reduce nurse scheduling and staffing problems.

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Augustus Wiesel to Lead Family's Growing MFI Medical Equipment Inc.

Local supply firm MFI Medical Equipment Inc. has moved its headquarters to a larger facility to accommodate its growing operations and announced a new CEO: Augustus Wiesel.

$200,000 Grant to Fund Project Involving Tri-City Medical Center, SANDAG

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a $200,000 grant to a local partnership involving Tri-City Medical Center, the San Diego Association of Governments and FACT, a regional nonprofit giving seniors and disabled people subsidized access to transportation.

FDA Accepts Neurocrine Biosciences' New Drug Application

Local drugmaker Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. has been given a speedier path to drug approval by regulators, the company announced Tuesday.

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Reflexion Health Promotes Anang Chokshi to Chief Clinical Officer

San Diego-based digital health care company Reflexion Health has promoted its vice president of clinical accounts and lead physical therapist, Anang Chokshi, to become chief clinical officer.

Illumina's Q3 Revenue Estimate of $607M Falls Short of Expectations

San Diego medtech giant Illumina Inc. on Monday estimated third-quarter revenue of about $607 million, up 10 percent from the same period last year but short of Wall Street’s expectations.

Vault RMS Selected to Join Homeland Security's EMERGE Accelerator Program

Vault RMS, a San Diego-based startup, said on Oct. 6 that it was selected to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s EMERGE accelerator program.

City Council Approves Plan for Additional Tower at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Sharp HealthCare has won local approval of its plans for a new, seven-floor hospital tower at its existing medical center in Chula Vista.

Local Biotech Kurin Inc. Raises $2.3 Million in Equity Funding

Local biotech Kurin Inc. has reported raising $2.3 million in an equity offering launched Sept. 23.

StemoniX Raises $2.5 Million Seed Round

Life science startup StemoniX has raised a $2.5 million seed round.

Judge Rules Tri-City Healthcare District Must Pay Developer $19.7 Million

A San Diego Superior Court judge has denied Tri-City Healthcare District’s request for a reduction of the $19,763,700 verdict a jury awarded a Carlsbad developer in June as part of a dispute over a vacant medical building.

Artificial Pancreas May Be Real Competition in Dexcom’s Market

Local medtech firm Dexcom Inc. is watching its stock slide following news that one of its biggest competitors just became a tad more formidable. Dexcom makes devices for patients with diabetes to help them measure glucose levels.