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Vascular surgeon Dr. Michael Sise has been elected chief of staff by doctors at Scripps Mercy Hospital’s Hillcrest and Chula Vista campuses.
San Diego drugmaker Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. is unloading its only FDA-approved drug, the anti-obesity pill Belviq, to its longtime Japanese partner, Eisai Co. Ltd.
Local genomics legend J. Craig Venter is stepping aside from his post as chief executive officer of Human Longevity Inc., turning over the helm to former GE Healthcare executive Cynthia Collins.
Poseida Therapeutics Inc., a local firm using gene editing to develop medicines, announced that Debra Gessner, an expert in regulatory affairs, will join the company’s executive team.
Economic Trends: Life Sciences
It’s been a rather down year for San Diego’s life science industry, no matter what the industry groups say.
Economic Trends: Health Care
The year ahead threatens severe disruption to a local health care industry still trying to deliver on its key values — quality and affordability — in the face of major technological changes to virtually every aspect of its operations. So, what else is new?
An Italy-based venture capital group has invested more than $4 million in San Diego biotechnology company AnaBios Corp., which aims to raise a total of $10 million in a Series B financing round.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is operating independently of the state power grid following completion of a taxpayer-funded energy plant.
Local drugmaker Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. said its chief financial officer, Timothy Coughlin, is stepping down.
INVESTMENT: Ionis Pharmaceuticals Manages To Extend Its Successes
The fourth quarter of 2016 has been a roller coaster for the life science industry, with investors celebrating the presidential election results a tad preemptively. As a result, stock prices have soared and then nearly immediately tanked.
MEDICINE: New Hospital Will Expand Offerings
Local employers looking to offer health benefits to workers living south of the U.S.-Mexico border are finding a new level of sophistication, as demand for low-cost, quality medicine has spawned new competition and distinct approaches to HMO care in Baja California.
San Diego-based oncology and hematology practice California Cancer Associates for Research and Excellence, or cCARE, has signed a lease for 20,230 square feet at the Nordahl Medical Centre in San Marcos.
A San Diego company’s product will be the first to replace finger-stick testing for determining insulin doses for diabetes patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.
Local medical device maker ResMed Inc. has brought on Dr. Carlos Nunez, a medtech veteran and longtime executive, to be the company’s new chief medical officer.
San Diego-based connected health provider GreatCall Inc. has acquired Healthsense, a Mendota Heights, Minn., maker of passive health monitoring products geared toward senior citizens.