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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.

Tocagen Raises $8.5M in Investment Round

San Diego-based Tocagen Inc. has raised $8.5 million of a planned $15.75 million investment round, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Nominations Are Open For San Diego’s Healthcare Champions

The San Diego Business Journal is accepting nominations for 2014 Healthcare Champions, which honors individuals within the San Diego community who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation and performance in the health care industry.

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Hera Therapeutics Raises $1.1M in Equity Financing

Hera Therapeutics Inc., a biotech startup operating in the Janssen Labs incubator, has raised $1.1 million in equity financing from 14 investors, according to a July 9 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Scripps Extends Partnership With SCAN to Develop New Products, Services

Scripps Health and SCAN Health Plans have entered into a co-branding agreement to explore and develop new products and services designed to serve the growing senior population, the organizations announced.

Local Biotech Diagnostics Co. Signs Agreement With Big PPO

San Diego-based bioTheranostics Inc., a provider of genomic cancer diagnostic solutions, said it signed a contract with FedMed Inc., based in Maryland and one of the largest preferred provider organizations in the nation.

MabVax and Telik Complete Merger

San Diego-based MabVax Therapeutics Inc., a privately held cancer immunotherapy company, and Telik Inc., a publicly traded clinical-stage oncology drug development company, have finalized their merger.

Beetham Appointed CEO at Cibus

Peter Beetham has taken the CEO’s job at Cibus, the Mira Mesa-based biotech announced July 8.

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HCP Buys Torrey Pines Life Science Property for $43.7M

Property was 93 percent occupied when it was sold.

GlassesOff Secures Commitment for Equity Financing of up to $15M

Financing could help fund global marketing.

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Conatus Pharmaceuticals Moving Headquarters

Move comes after one year of being a public company.