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MEDICINE: Site Streamlines the Process, Eliminates Need for Broker
There are scores of staffing agencies nationwide that cater to doctors looking for temporary work and hospitals seeking part-time physicians.
BIOTECH: Analysts Expect Sales in Billions for the Company
San Diego biotech Receptos Inc. watched its stock price soar last month after the company shared promising trial data involving a treatment for ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune inflammatory disorder affecting about 700,000 people in the United States, with 70,000 new cases diagnosed every year, according to the National Institutes of Health.
HEALTH CARE: Hospitals Respond to Physician Shortage With New Staffing Model
A new model of “team-based” patient care in San Diego County could fill the gaps left by doctor shortages as hospitals and medical groups divvy up responsibilities among less-costly support staff, such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Discovery Benefit Solutions Inc., an insurance firm based out of Mission Valley that specializes in employee benefit plans, has been acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the fourth-largest international brokerage firm.
DexCom Inc., a San Diego-based medical device company, reported its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014.
CareFusion Corp., a medical technology company in San Diego, reported $922 million in revenue for its first quarter of fiscal 2015, an 11 percent increase from the same quarter last year, according to financial statements.
San Diego-based Mast Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering that is expected to raise gross proceeds of approximately $21 million.
San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc., a medical device company that offered its blood purifier device to treat an Ebola patient in Germany, announced that the hospital reported the patient “virus free.”
Carlsbad-based Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has earned a $7.5 million milestone payment, the first of two milestone payments totaling $15 million, from AstraZeneca Plc for the advancement of its drug candidate, Isis-Stat3, in patients with advanced cancers.
Lpath Inc. announced that Scott Pancoast has resigned as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors effective Nov. 3.
International Stem Cell Corp., a Carlsbad-based biotech company developing stem cell therapies and biomedical products, announced that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company’s human parthenogenetic stem cell line for investigational clinical use.
Arcturus Therapeutics Inc. announced its launch from incubator Johnson and Johnson Innovation Center as it expands operations at a new office and laboratory space in the Torrey Ridge Science Center, 10628 Science Center Drive.
Mast Therapeutics Inc., a pre-revenue, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in San Diego, reported a net loss of $7.9 million for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2014, compared to a net loss of $5.3 million for the same period in 2013.
HEALTH: Device Makers Freed Up to Focus on Sales
Novasyte LLC, a private health care company in Carlsbad, is offering a training service to medical device companies that may help the medtech sector adjust to financial setbacks brought on by the medical device tax last year.
MEDICINE: They Offer Way to Handle Billing, IT
The added weight of new health care regulations appears to be driving doctors to opt out of private practice and entrepreneurial pursuits in exchange for the stability, support and paycheck offered by medical groups working in hospitals.