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Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Seen as 'Catastrophic' By Some Local Biotech Leaders

President Donald Trump’s blueprint is out for next year’s federal budget, and proposed cuts to scientific programs are causing local biotech leaders to balk.

By Brittany Meiling March 19, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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Coworking Space for Biotechs Graduates Two Funded Startups

Two biotech startups are graduating out of San Diego’s newest life science coworking space, BioLabs, after scoring new capital.

By Brittany Meiling March 17, 2017 12:45 p.m. share »

More Staffing Cuts at Trovagene

Trovagene Inc., a local diagnostics company in San Diego, has announced another reorganization plan that resulted in a 30-person cut to its staff and a cost savings of $8 million per year.

By Brittany Meiling March 16, 2017 5:36 p.m. share »
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AMN Takes Holistic Approach to Serving Health Care Clients

After nine acquisitions during the last two years, AMN Healthcare would probably be excused for slowing down to make sure the companies it bought are being properly integrated and contributing to the bottom line as planned.

By John Cox March 16, 2017 3:15 p.m. share »

BIOTECHNOLOGY | CureMatch Gets New CEO at Launch Time

Blaise Barrelet, an early investor in local software startup CureMatch Inc., has stepped in as CEO of the company as the startup launches its product and readies for another fundraising round.

By Brittany Meiling March 16, 2017 2:45 p.m. share »

HLI Broadens Customer Base With Insurance Co. Partnership

Local genomics company Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) just landed a deal with insurance giant MassMutual that is sure to score more customers for HLI.

By Brittany Meiling March 15, 2017 4:31 p.m. share »

Arena Pharmaceuticals' Stock Surges on Strong Earnings Report

Local drugmaker Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. saw its stock surge nearly 13 percent Wednesday following an earnings report that impressed investors.

By Brittany Meiling March 15, 2017 3:25 p.m. share »

Orthopedic-Focused Urgent-Care Clinic Opening in Carlsbad

An urgent-care facility offering only orthopedic care is set to open March 16 in Carlsbad.

By John Cox March 14, 2017 12:39 p.m. share »
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For Some Startups, the Solution is Group Therapy

Startup communities have a culture that extols grit and perseverance, and San Diego’s tech scene is no exception.

By Brittany Meiling March 14, 2017 10:37 a.m. share »

Imaging Co. Offering Advanced Brain Diagnostics in Encinitas

Imaging Healthcare Specialists has agreed to offer a new form of advanced brain diagnostics at its facility in Encinitas.

By John Cox March 13, 2017 6:01 p.m. share »
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San Diego, Tijuana Mayors Reaffirm Cross-Border Commitment

The new mayor of Tijuana is embracing his predecessor’s agreement to strengthen cross-border collaboration between San Diego and Tijuana.

March 13, 2017 5:46 p.m. share »

DJO Reports Subsidiary's Q4 and Yearly Results, Says It Will Focus on 'Transformation'

DJO Global Inc. posted a fourth-quarter loss of $202.1 million at its subsidiary DJO Finance LLC, more than quadruple the $49.6 million it reported losing a year earlier, as the medical technology company announced a plan to strengthen its long-term financial performance.

By John Cox March 12, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »
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Executive Q&A: Francis deSouza of Illumina Inc.

Most major cities have their landmark technology companies. Cupertino has Apple Inc., Seattle has Amazon, and San Diego has Qualcomm Inc. But when it comes to the city’s life science industry, another company takes the limelight as San Diego’s golden child: Illumina Inc., the world’s largest maker of DNA sequencing machines.

By Brittany Meiling March 9, 2017 2:13 p.m. share »
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Proton Therapy Center Owner To Sell Assets

The $224 million Scripps Proton Therapy Center has landed on the auction block just three years after it opened.

By John Cox March 9, 2017 1:59 p.m. share »
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Three Ways Illumina is Flexing 'Startup Mentality'

San Diego’s biggest life science company, Illumina Inc., made headlines in 2016 for consistently posting revenue that was unimpressive to investors. But the company has a plan to kick up sales by applying a “startup mindset” to the $24 billion business.

By Brittany Meiling March 8, 2017 3:57 p.m. share »