SUPPLEMENTS: Co. Targets Brain Health
Anesthesiologist James Lee was thinking as a doctor and scientist, rather than a businessman, when he researched the combination of supplements that helped him recover from chemotherapy to treat a brain tumor.
Net proceeds from Pfenex’s common stock offering amounted to $39.4 million, it was recently announced.
San Diego-based trade group Biocom appointed four new board members. The new members, announced May 31, play major roles in the region’s life sciences ecosystem:
San Diego-based ResMed will acquire HEALTHCAREfirst, which specializes in software for home health and hospice agencies.
Once-ousted CEO Joseph Payne is back leading Arcturus Therapeutics. Even he saw a return as a longshot.
The California Life Sciences Association has a new board member: Jared Watkin, the senior vice president of Diabetes Care at Abbott Laboratories.
Former Arcturus CEO Joseph Payne appears to have prevailed in a fight for control of the company.
PHARMA: Skipping Partnerships Can Build Profits and Skill Sets
Several San Diego biotechs — including Neurocrine and Arena Pharmaceuticals — are bucking the norm by handling drug commercialization themselves.
J. Craig Venter is retiring as the CEO of San Diego-based Human Longevity, Inc., about five months after reassuming the role.
BIOTECH: From Cancer to Concussions, Efforts Change Cost, Course of Treatments
Banyan Biomarkers hit a milestone in February when its blood test for traumatic brain injuries won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.
FINANCE: Co. Doesn’t Expect Any Change to U.S. Tax Assessment
San Diego-based ResMed is challenging an Australian Taxation Office assessment saying the company owes $190.1 million.
San Diego-based Bloom Science, which emerged May 24, is drawing upon gut bacteria to develop medicines.
San Diego biotech Evofem Biosciences, which focuses on women’s sexual and reproductive health, announced a public stock offering on May 22.
San Diego’s AristaMD has hired Adam Darkins, known for his work with the Department of Veterans Affairs, as the company's chief strategy officer.
DEVICES: Thermo Fisher Exec Finds Infrastructure And Talent for Expansion
Maritza Diaz oversees operations at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s office in Tijuana. She splits her time between that office and the company’s campus in Carlsbad, her hometown.