San Diego Business Journal


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GreatCall Leases New Location to Accommodate Expansion

San Diego-based GreatCall Inc. has leased a 61,000-square-foot space in Carlsbad it plans to expand into in May.

Acadia's Stock Gets Boost From Speculation Over Possible Acquisition

The stock of San Diego drugmaker Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. is on the rise Feb. 3 following speculation of a takeover bid by Big Pharma AstraZeneca.

Ionis Earns $5 Million from Biogen

Local drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. has earned $5 million in a milestone payment from Biogen, a global giant in biotechnology and one of Ionis’ many partners.

Vividion Therapeutics Raises $50 Million

Local biopharmaceutical company Vividion Therapeutics has raised $50 million in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by two top-tier venture capital firms, ARCH Venture Partners and Versant Ventures, and also included Cardinal Partners.

Illumina's Q4 Revenue of $619M Exceeds Expectations

Illumina Inc. exceeded Wall Street’s expectations Tuesday when the medtech company reported its fourth quarter revenue was up 5 percent.

Local CRO Strikes a Deal With Janssen

San Diego-based ChemDiv Inc. has entered a research collaboration with New Jersey-based Janssen Research & Development LLC to find promising targets that might lead to the development of medicines.

Scripps Women’s Heart Center Opens in La Jolla

A team of four women cardiologists will treat women’s hearts exclusively at a new medical facility in La Jolla.

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Dawn Hocevar Chosen to Lead Women in Bio

Dawn Hocevar, vice president of national business development for San Diego-based BioSurplus, has been elected president and chairwoman of Women in Bio, a volunteer organization that advocates for women in the life sciences industry.

Biocom’s C-Suite Expands as Organization Stretches North

Biocom’s expansion throughout California has led the life science trade group to promote two senior level employees to executive positions.

Regulus Stock Plummets as FDA Maintains Hold on Lead Drug

Local drugmaker Regulus Therapeutics Inc. watched its stock tank 42 percent Monday following unfavorable news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

AnaptysBio's Upsized IPO Raises $75 Million

San Diego biotech AnaptysBio ended up raising $75 million in an upsized initial public offering Jan. 26, making it the first biotech in the country to go public this year.

Scripps, Sharp Selected for Savings-Driven Medicare Pilot Project

HEALTH CARE: Federal Program Structured With Risk-Reward Parameters

San Diego-based health systems Scripps Health and Sharp HealthCare have been selected to participate in Medicare demonstration programs offering financial incentives to organizations that deliver high-quality medical care while saving taxpayer money.

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Evolving the Life Force

Biocom Expansion To L.A. Will Boost Ecosystem, Improve Access to Capital

The biotech-boosting model that’s proved effective in San Diego is being replicated in Los Angeles (and farther north) as local trade group Biocom expands throughout the state.

Founder Departs from Medtech Startup Clarify Medical

Martyn Gross, the founder and former CEO of Clarify Medical, is leaving the medtech startup to pursue other opportunities.

Avacen Medical Receives EU OK to Market Device

A San Diego medical device manufacturer has been cleared to market its core product in the European Union.