SD HEALTHCARE

Heron Therapeutics’ Stock Rises on Data for Opioid Alternative Anesthetic

A Heron Therapeutics postoperative pain anesthetic billed as an alternative to opioids achieved positive late-stage trial results, boosting the San Diego company’s stock.

Twist Bioscience Opens Carlsbad Office

San Francisco-based Twist Bioscience Corporation has opened a 2,500-square-foot office in Carlsbad.

Making Machines Work for Co., Clinic

BIOTECH: Illumina SVP Tackles Challenges

Susan Tousi doesn’t practice medicine, unlike many in her family tree. But Illumina’s senior vice president of product development is making her mark on health.

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Daré Bioscience Enters into Development Agreement

Daré Bioscience, a San Diego biopharmaceutical focused on women’s reproductive health, has partnered with Orbis Biosciences to develop long-lasting injectable contraceptives.

Ionis Spinout to Commercialize Inotersen

Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals is entrusting Akcea Therapeutics, a spinout of Ionis, to commercialize the drug inotersen ahead of a showdown.

Drug Salvage Operation May Be Salvation for Cancer Victims

John Hood turned a cast-off drug into a multibillion deal.

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Edico Takes Big Step Into Medical Records

BIOTECH: Partnership to Put Genomics Data in Files

San Diego’s Edico Genome recently inked a deal to incorporate genomics data into electronic medical records, a cutting-edge space for which the company appears to be well positioned.

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Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Raises $63.5 Million in Series B Round

San Diego biotech Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, taking aim at endocrine-related cancers and endocrine disorders, raised $63.5 million through a Series B financing round.

Bankruptcy Sale on Tap for Orexigen Therapeutics

Orexigen’s weight-loss prescription drug, Contrave, didn’t meet sales expectations, running afoul of an agreement with creditors, according to court documents.

Platform to Build Big Picture With Diverse Data

BIOTECH: Customer Controls Info, Can Contribute to Research

Between 23andMe, the omnipresent Fitbit and the electronic medical records created with each doctor’s visit, quantifying our health has become mainstream.

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Alphatec Raises $50 Million, Acquires SafeOp

In a flurry of moves announced this week, Alphatec acquired SafeOp Surgical, raised $50 million and installed Patrick Miles as CEO.

Forge Therapeutics Expands to New Office

San Diego biotech Forge Therapeutics, dedicated to fighting superbugs, is expanding to a 7,000-square-foot space in Torrey Mesa.

Platform Delivers For Halozyme

BIOTECH: Co. Finds Right Balance for Work On Drug, Delivery System

Halozyme Therapeutics seeks big returns on two fronts. Royalties in one could hit nearly $1 billion by 2027. The other holds even bigger potential.

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Oceanside Industrial Project Arriving As Market May Be Reaching Its Limit

Oceanside is running out of room for construction of new industrial projects, and there’s not much room left for companies that want to lease space in existing buildings.

$140M UC San Diego Health Outpatient Pavilion to Debut

On March 12, UC San Diego Health will open the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion, sporting specialty services for breast, urology, sports medicine and spine care.

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