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Local Company Takes a Leading Role in Fight Against Ebola

BIOTECH: Mapp Provided Its Experimental Serum to Infected Missionaries

Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., a San Diego-based company with only nine employees, made international headlines last week for its role in developing an experimental Ebola treatment that may save the lives of two American aid workers who contracted the virus in Liberia.

Organovo Taps Lucier's Talents for Advisor Role

San Diego 3-D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings Inc. has appointed Greg Lucier as a corporate advisor.

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Aethlon Medical Addresses Reports of Ebola Cure

San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc. today released a letter from its CEO and Chairman, Jim Joyce, addressing the CNN claim that the medical device maker offers a cure for Ebola.

DexCom Reports Revenue of $58.8M for Q2

DexCom Inc., a San Diego-based medical device company, reported total revenue grew to $58.8 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 64 percent from the same quarter last year.

OncoSec Medical Makes Appointment to Its Scientific Advisory Board

San Diego-based OncoSec Medical Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer immunotherapy, has appointed Holbrook Kohrt to its scientific advisory board.

UCSD, The Scripps Research Institute and Illumina Get NIH Grants

The Scripps Research Institute, the University of California, San Diego and Illumina Inc. have been awarded a total of $8.7 million in grants by the National Institutes of Health for DNA sequencing research.

Local Company Takes a Leading Role in Ebola Fight

Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., a San Diego-based company with nine employees, has made international headlines for its role in developing an experimental Ebola treatment that may save the lives of two American aid workers.

Rady Children’s Hospital Receives $120M Donation

Rady Children’s Hospital will receive the second largest donation in San Diego history to fund pediatric research and innovation in San Diego.

Calbiotech, Intrinsic LifeSciences Agree to Development Deal

Calbiotech, a life science company in Spring Valley, has entered a development agreement with La Jolla-based Intrinsic LifeSciences to develop and validate ELISA kits for hepcidin, a hormone that plays a central role in the regulation of iron in the blood and indicator of iron disorders.

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Isis Reports Q2 Revenue of $57.1 Million

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported second quarter revenue of $57.1 million compared with $38.1 million in the previous quarter.

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ResMed Reports Fourth Quarter Results

ResMed Inc.’s fourth quarter net income dipped slightly at $87.7 million, down from $90 million last quarter, but an overall increase of 20 percent over the same quarter last year.

Funds Help Biotech Track ‘Moving Target’

Life Science: Epic’s Cancer Diagnostics Generate Interest

A rapidly growing diagnostics company in San Diego has raised $30 million in Series C financing to help commercialize its new technology for cancer research, while adding a high-profile life science veteran to its board.

Sorrento Therapeutics' Chief Business Officer Amar Singh Passed Away

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. announced the death of its Chief Business Officer and Executive Vice President Amar Singh.

Human Longevity Inc. Hires Former Google Exec as Chief Data Scientist

A diagnostic and therapeutic company in La Jolla has recruited Franz Och, scientist and former head of Google Translate, as the company’s chief data scientist.

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Illumina Appoints Google Exec Huber to Its Board

Illumina Inc. announced that Jeff Huber, senior vice president at Google Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors.