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The three finalists in San Diego Venture Group’s annual PitchFest have been selected from a list of more than 90 contestants: student housing search service OnMyBlock, “focused ultrasound” medical device startup Sonrgy Inc. and trust fund service provider TrustEgg.
The Obama administration is delaying online enrollment for its small business health exchange by one year.
The European Union gave conditional approval to the purchase of Carlsbad-based Life Technologies Corp. by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC will open a new office in San Diego at the start of the year, as the British pharmaceutical giant aims to expand its reach on the West Coast.
San Diego-based Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. will soon reapply for regulatory approval of its weight-loss pill, Contrave, after reporting that interim results from a large-scale study showed the drug doesn’t significantly increase heart disease risk in patients.
BIOTECH: Growth Plan Calls For In-House Development
San Diego-based CareFusion Corp. will acquire the Vital Signs division of GE Healthcare for $500 million.
PROPERTY: Active Industry Builds Momentum for Project
BioMed Realty Trust Inc. is betting that rising financial interest in the life-sciences sector — in the form of increased venture funding, public stock offerings and high-profile acquisitions — will translate into tenants seeking to occupy its new campus planned for University Towne Center.
BIOPHARMA: Latest Deal Gives Company Way to Fight Cancer with Targeted Toxin
San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc., with the $12 million acquisition of Concortis Biosystems Inc., is rounding out what has been a pivotal year for the company.
Biotech/Health Care Column
I’m starting this column with a request: I’m looking to speak with small business owners who have plans to join Covered California’s Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, as it’s scheduled to go online Nov. 25.
AMN Healthcare Services Inc., a San Diego-based national health care staffing provider, acquired ShiftWise, a provider of Web-based health care workforce solutions.
Vital Therapies Inc. announced it is postponing its $75 million initial public offering, citing poor market conditions, according to equity research firm Renaissance Capital.
Scripps Health may partner with Hospice of the North Coast, a nonprofit hospice provider that serves coastal North County.
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp., a San Diego company developing treatments for asthma, has filed for a $25 million secondary public offering.
San Diego-based Lumena Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced its drug LUM001 has received a positive opinion for orphan drug designation from a European regulatory committee.
REVA Air Ambulance, a fixed-wing air ambulance service provider, has completed the acquisition of American Care Air Ambulance and its affiliates.