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Marletta Intends to Step Down as President, CEO of The Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute CEO and President Michael Marletta intends to step down, according to the organization’s board of trustees.

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Dansky Named CEO at Agena Bioscience

San Diego-based Agena Bioscience, Inc. said that Peter Dansky has joined the company as its chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors.

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Sanchez Named CIO at AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. has promoted Jeanette Sanchez to chief information officer, the company announced.

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ResMed's Patents Infringed on by Taiwanese Humidifier Maker, ITC Rules

The International Trade Commission finds continued patent infringement despite products being redesigned.

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Sorrento Therapeutics Awarded NIH Grant for Development of Small Molecule Protein Inhibitor

The grant supports research based on biotechnology licensed from The Scripps Research Institute.

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Arena Pharmaceuticals Forges Marketing and Supply Agreement for Weight-Loss Drug in Israel

Arena Pharmaceuticals will be eligible for milestone payments.

Companies Vie for Temporary Staffing Work at San Diego-Area Navy Hospitals

Task orders under the contract could be worth up to $130.4 million.

Startup Conducts Unusual Funding ‘Experiment’

BIOTECH: Co. Aims For More Clout Before Considering VC Route

A local biotech startup and its 22-year-old CEO — with support of local industry veterans — are trying a no-strings-attached funding model to finance their research on a potential cancer vaccine.

Illumina Enjoying a Good Sequence of Events

Biotech: Acquisition Boosts Clinical Readiness; Tax Rebates Offered by City

Illumina Inc. has had an eventful few days as the San Diego-based life science company acquired Myraqa, a regulatory and quality consulting firm specializing in in vitro diagnostics, while moving a step closer to securing a tax rebate agreement with the city of San Diego.

Illumina Acquires Myraqa

San Diego-based Illumina Inc. has acquired Myraqa, a regulatory and quality consulting firm specializing in in vitro diagnostics, particularly companion diagnostics, Illumina announced.

Agreement With City Would Keep Key Illumina Operations in San Diego

The city of San Diego plans to provide Illumina Inc. with tax rebates that should ensure the company keeps 300 middle-class manufacturing jobs in town, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced.

Appointment Fills Key Leaderships Roles for Acadia

San Diego-based Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. appointed Stephen Davis as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief business officer, effective immediately, the company announced.

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Council of Community Clinics Names Tuttle as CEO

The board of directors of the Council of Community Clinics and its subsidiaries named Henry Tuttle as its new chief executive officer.

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Otonomy Proposes IPO

San Diego-based Otonomy Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, has publicly filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of common stock.