San Diego Business Journal


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Cryotherapy Company Opens Third Location

A San Diego company has opened its third cold therapy treatment center at a location in La Jolla.

Fate Therapeutics Inc. Reports Private Financing Totaling $57 Million

San Diego biotech Fate Therapeutics Inc. reported a private financing totaling $57 million.

David Inns Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year

The CEO of San Diego-based GreatCall, David Inns, has been named 2016’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the national award’s services category.

Gene Sciences Inc. Raises $8 Million in Equity Funding

Biotech upstart Gene Sciences Inc. has raised $8 million in equity funding, according to a recent form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Three Local Institutes Receive Grants to Pursue Cancer Research

Three San Diego-area research institutions have received grants from the Cary, N.C.-based V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Salk Institute Awarded $25 Million Helmsley Grant

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is getting $25 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust of New York to build on its programs for chronic inflammation, a condition at the root of many diseases.

StatRad Forms Parent Company Nucleus Health as Part of a Restructuring Move

San Diego-based medical image management company StatRad LLC announced the formation of NucleusHealth as part of a corporate restructuring move.

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Judges Give It to CureMetrix at Philips Innovation Challenge

Medical software firm CureMetrix Inc. has won first place at the Philips Innovation Challenge, landing the startup a contract with global technology firm Philips, along with other partnership benefits.

Nurses Union Threatens 3-Day Strike Over Pay Negotiations at Sharp HealthCare

Unionized nurses at Sharp HealthCare have given notice they will strike for three days starting Nov. 28 unless the two sides can reach an agreement on wage increases.

Celgene, PharmAkea Extend Their Collaboration

Local drugmaker PharmAkea is stretching its collaboration with global biopharmaceutical firm Celgene Corp. for an additional nine months.

S.D. Life Science Firms Rank 2nd Statewide in VC Funding

San Diego life science firms raked in $1.1 billion in venture capital investments in 2016, a total haul that ranks the county second in the state for VC funding after the Bay Area.

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Trump Appears to Give Life Sciences Sector a Shot in the Arm

BIOTECH: Sector Felt Threatened By Policies Advocated By Clinton

Investors are calling it “the Trump bump.” In the days following President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, biotech stocks soared on renewed confidence in the industry’s future.

UC San Diego's Jacobs Medical Center to Open Nov. 20

UC San Diego Health announced it will open the 245-bed Jacobs Medical Center on Nov. 20.

San Diego Health Connect Selects N.Y. Firm to Manage Medical Images

San Diego Health Connect, the region’s nonprofit medical information exchange, has selected New York-based Ambra Health to manage its medical images.

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Startup Clarify Medical Raises $3.6 Million in Funding Round

San Diego medtech startup Clarify Medical (formerly Skylit Medical) has raised $3.6 million in a new round of funding.