SD HEALTHCARE

Arcturus Therapeutics Terminates CEO

The company said Feb. 2 that its board fired president and CEO Joseph Payne and named Mark Herbert as interim president.

OncoSec Announces $20 Million Public Stock Offering

OncoSec Medical, a San Diego biotech developing cancer therapies, announced on Feb. 1 a $20 million public stock offering.

Illumina Awarded $26.7M in Lawsuit

LEGAL: Patent Infringement Case Over Prenatal Testing

A federal jury in San Francisco awarded Illumina $26.7 million in a lawsuit accusing Ariosa Diagnostics of infringing on patents, a decision that could bolster Illumina’s strong position in the prenatal testing market.

Medical Director Named at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center

Thomas Buchholz, a physician, researcher and scholar, has been named medical director of the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Medical Providers Target Areas Of Risk to Combat Opioid Abuse

MEDICINE: New Approach Includes Preemptive Efforts, Changes in Treatments

San Diego health systems have sought to lessen opioid prescriptions, from emergency rooms to cancer care.

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Illumina’s Q4 Revenue Jump Beats Analysts’ Estimate

The San Diego genomics company posted fourth quarter revenue of $778 million, a 26 percent year-over-year increase.

Scripps Research Institute Receives Graduate Program Donation

Skaggs family foundations contributed a lead gift toward a $100 million campaign to establish fellowships for all students of The Scripps Research Institute’s graduate program.

Changing the Course Of Pain Management

Opioid Crisis Has Cos. Looking to Develop Safer Treatments

Some San Diego pharma and biotechs are rushing to market with alternatives to opioids, dependence on which mushroomed into a national health epidemic.

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Illumina Awarded $26.7 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

A federal jury in San Francisco awarded Illumina $26.7 million in a lawsuit accusing Ariosa Diagnostics, now owned by Roche, of infringing on two Illumina prenatal testing patents.

Palomar Health Lays Off 42 Employees in Reorganization

Palomar Health in North County has laid off 42 employees as part of a reorganization, citing a shifting health care landscape locally and nationally.

Reflexion Health, Greensboro Orthopaedics Partner on Virtual Rehabilitation Therapy

Under the deal, Reflexion’s FDA-cleared digital system, Vera, will be used as part of Greensboro’s postoperative rehabilitation program for total-joint replacement patients.

New UC San Diego Health Neurosurgery Department Chair Named

Dr. Alexander Khalessi has been tapped as chair of the Neurosurgery Department at UC San Diego Health.

Rady Family Foundation Pledges Up to $20M to Jewish Family Service

The pledge is part of the nonprofit’s $37 million centennial fundraising campaign.

Talks Over Sale of Hospital Site Appear to Be in Progress

Property: Local Developer a Contender For Escondido Campus

North County developer Integral Communities appears to be in talks with Palomar Health to redevelop a hospital campus that’s been a landmark of downtown Escondido since the 1950s.

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General Atomics Buys Molecular Diagnostic Systems Developer

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group said on Jan. 25 that it acquired assets of Toronto-based Xagenic Inc.