SD HEALTHCARE

SD 500: Kara Bortone

SDBJ 500 recap: As head of JLabs San Diego, Kara Bortone helps translate science and technology findings into marketable consumer goods, from pharmaceuticals to medical devices.

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Biotech Startup Cullgen Raises $16M Series A

San Diego biotech startup Cullgen raised $16 million from Sequoia Capital China and Highlight Capital.

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Adds 6 Board Members

A division of Rady Children’s Hospital that deploys quick-turnaround genomic sequencing in puzzling cases has added six board members.

MedImpact Announces Layoffs

San Diego-based MedImpact Healthcare Systems will lay off up to 64 employees, citing business consolidation.

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Turning Point Therapeutics Lays Out Terms for $125M IPO

Turning Point Therapeutics — which is developing drugs for treatment-resistant cancers — set terms for an initial public offering.

Sorrento Therapeutics Files Lawsuit Against Soon-Shiong

San Diego’s Sorrento Therapeutics has accused biotech entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong of a “catch and kill” scheme to keep a drug off the market, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Evofem Expects to Raise up to $80M in Private Stock Placement

Through a private stock placement Evofem Biosciences raised $30 million and said a second tranche is expected to provide up to $50 million more as the company gets closer to asking for regulatory approval of its birth control gel.

EDs Deal With Shortfalls In Mental Health Care

MEDICINE: Local Hospitals Try To Mitigate Stresses on System

An emergency department director with UC San Diego Health, Dr. Gary Vilke keeps a close eye on trends. One that leaps out: more patients in the throes of a mental health crisis.

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MedImpact to Lay Off 64 Employees

San Diego-based MedImpact Healthcare Systems will lay off 64 employees, citing business consolidation.

San Diego Startups Raised $204M in Early 2019

San Diego startups raised $204 million in venture capital in the first quarter of 2019, according to a newly released MoneyTree report.

Special Report: Bottleneck in Psych Care Leaves Hospitals, Patients in the Lurch

The fiscal and care challenges posed by a back-end bottleneck in psychiatric care.

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Turning Point Therapeutics Lays Out Terms for $125M IPO

Turning Point Therapeutics — which is developing drugs for treatment-resistant cancers — set terms for an initial public offering.

CUSTOM CONTENT: Containing the Escalating Costs of Prescription Drug Benefits

Why Self-Funded Plans May Be An Attractive Alternative For Employers

Prescription drug benefits, and in particular, specialty drugs that are increasingly prescribed by doctors. Specialty drugs are high-cost prescription medications used to treat complex chronic conditions like cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

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MedCrypt’s Software Secures Medical Devices

Medical device companies are turning a closer eye to security, and Encinitas software startup MedCrypt is prepared to help them.

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SBP Partnering for Finding Promising New Drug Targets

To speed the drug discovery path, San Diego’s Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, or SBP, recently partnered with WARF Therapeutics.