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BIOCOM to Open Office in L.A.

San Diego’s biotech trade group BIOCOM announced Monday that it’s opening an office in Los Angeles.

Biocept Signs Pact With Quest Diagnostics to Expand Test's Reach

San Diego’s Biocept Inc. struck a deal with Quest Diagnostics Inc. that will expand the use of Biocept’s tests into Mexico.

MabVax Therapeutics Hires Chief Business Officer

San Diego’s MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. has hired Dr. Paul Resnick for the newly created position of vice president and chief business officer.

Illumina to Invest $100M in VC Firm Established by Former Exec

San Diego-based Illumina Inc., the world’s largest maker of DNA sequencing machines, announced Thursday it will invest $100 million in a new venture capital firm established by a former Illumina executive.

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Ex-Illumina Exec Kirk Malloy Joins Board of Edico Genome

Bioinformatics firm Edico Genome Corp. has named Kirk Malloy, a former top Illumina executive, to its board of directors.

Key Patent for Portable Genomics Gets Approval

Portable Genomics, a digital health company working on a mobile app to view personal genomic data, has received approval for a patent vital to the company’s app development, the company announced Wednesday.

Trovagene Inks Test Agreement With PPO Network Stratose

Trovagene Inc., a company making liquid biopsy tests in San Diego, has entered into an agreement with Stratose Inc. to establish health plan access to Trovagene’s tests.

Molecular Stethoscope Forms Ties with 28 Institutions

Molecular Stethoscope Inc., a San Diego firm working on blood-based early detection and disease monitoring tests, announced Monday that it has formed collaborations with 23 academic and medical institutions nationwide.

Viking Announces Public Offering of Stock

La Jolla-based Viking Therapeutics announced a public offering of its stock expected to bring in about $9.4 million.

DJO Global Announces CFO's Retirement

Vista-based medical products manufacturer DJO Global announced April 8 that its CFO, Susan Crawford, has decided to retire from the company.

RiverVest Venture Partners Opens Office in San Diego

St. Louis-based RiverVest Venture Partners, a life sciences investment firm, said Thursday it had opened an office in San Diego led by newly installed managing director Nancy Hong.

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Accumen Inc. Acquires Michigan-Based Chi Solutions Inc.

San Diego-based Accumen Inc. has acquired Chi Solutions Inc., expanding its capabilities in the lab industry.

Biotechs Vs. a Bear Market: Winners and Losers

FINANCE: The View From Q1 2016 Shows Success Still an Option

These are dark days for biotech investors. The public and media criticism over high drug prices — and the uncertainty over whether drugmakers will face some kind of crackdown — has cast a cloud over those who invest in the pharmaceutical industry.

Few Signs of Life in the S.D. 2016 IPO Scene

FINANCE: Life Science IPO Crawl Comes to Halt as Market Faces Uncertainties

San Diego biotech companies — normally trailblazers for local IPO activity — have been noticeably absent from the initial public offering deck since last spring.

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Clearing The Way

BIOTECH: Co. Sees the Competition Helping Its Coronary Scaffold Succeed

Claus Brogger loves to fly. After he retired as a professional airline pilot, the 68-year-old Dane still got his thrills with regular fighter jet joy rides. Flying is something he never intended to give up.