SD HEALTHCARE

Heron Therapeutics’ Stock Surges on Clinical Data

A Heron Therapeutics postoperative pain anesthetic hit clinical trial targets in two additional areas, sending the company’s stock soaring.

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Hires Chief Medical Officer

San Diego-based Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, focused on endocrine-related cancers and endocrine disorders, appointed Alan Krasner as chief medical officer.

Sharp Mary Birch Awarded $2.9M for 'Umbilical Cord Milking' Study

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns was awarded a $2.9 million grant to lead a multi-hospital, international study on a technique to increase the flow of blood from the umbilical cord into the infant’s circulatory system.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Expands San Diego Footprint

Boston-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals has opened a 170,000-square-foot research facility in San Diego, more than doubling the company’s footprint locally.

Robotic Surgery Rides Tech Momentum Wave

MEDICINE: High Volume a Must; Adoption Becoming Norm

In San Diego hospitals, robots are on the rise, judging by splashy marketing and an increase in robotic surgery cases, per data obtained by the San Diego Business Journal.

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals Hires New Chief Business Officer

Damien McDevitt has joined Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals as chief business officer.

Soccer Phenomenon Endorses SleepScore

What does SleepScore Labs have in common with Portugal and Real Madrid? They all have Cristiano Ronaldo working for them.

Co. Creates, Facilitates CRO Marketplace

PHARMA: Scientist.com Doubles Revenue to $50M

Scientist.com reported $50.27 million in 2017 revenue, a whopping increase from $23.07 million in 2016 and $6 million in 2015.

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UC San Diego Launches Center to Spark Anti-Parasitic Drugs

A new UC San Diego center is targeting an unmet need: parasitic infections hurting poor and underserved communities.

Senomyx Shareholder Calls for Sale of Co., Chair Resignation

A shareholder of San Diego-based biotech Senomyx is pushing for the company’s chairman to resign, an immediate company sale and a new board seat.

Alzheimer’s Association Awards $175,000 Fellowship to UC San Diego Researcher

The San Diego/Imperial Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association awarded a three-year, $175,000 fellowship to a UC San Diego researcher on a quest to determine the earliest indications of Alzheimer’s disease.

China’s CROs Make Connection in S.D.

PHARMA: They’re Part of Growing Biotech Relationship

In San Diego, the last decade gave rise to biotechs farming out work to contract research organizations, or CROs. It’s an industry increasingly colored by China.

Metacrine Raises $65 Million in Series C Round

San Diego biotech Metacrine, which is working on drugs for liver, metabolic and gastrointestinal diseases, last week closed a $65 million Series C round.

Trovagene Closes $18M Public Offering

San Diego biotech Trovagene closed an $18 million public offering on June 12.

Salk Researcher Resigns After Investigation

A well-known researcher at Salk Institute for Biological Studies resigned on June 11 after an investigation into his conduct.