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DexCom Inc. announced that Kevin Sayer, currently the company's president and chief operating officer, has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer.
San Diego-based GlySens Inc., a medical technology company, announced Monday that it has closed a $12 million Series C investment round.
San Diego-based PocketDerm LLC, a dermatology-targeted telehealth startup, has raised $2.85 million from the sale of securities, according to a recent regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc., a medical device company developing therapies for infectious diseases and cancer, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a clinical protocol to treat Ebola-infected individuals in the U.S. with the Aethlon Hemopurifier.
Kaiser Permanente’s 2,600 California mental health clinicians — psychologists, therapists and social workers represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) — will launch a statewide strike on Monday, Jan. 12, to protest Kaiser’s alleged failure to provide its patients with timely, quality mental health care, according to a recent press release issued by the NUHW.
Hera Therapeutics Inc., a biotech startup operating in the Janssen Labs incubator, has raised $1.7 million in equity financing from 19 investors, according to a Dec. 23 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
For the second time this month, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a biomedical entrepreneur Forbes says is worth $13 billion, has invested in a San Diego biotech company.
Avacen Inc. announced that it has launched a $2 million crowdfunding campaign to support the possible expanded use of its flagship product, the Avacen 100.
San Diego-based AltheaDx Inc., which uses diagnostic tests and bioinformatics to help doctors identify the personalized drugs based on a patient’s genetic make-up, plans to raise as much as $69 million in an initial public offering.
BeneChill Inc., a startup established in San Diego eight years ago to develop a rapid-chilling technology to treat patients suffering from heart attacks and brain injuries, intends to raise more than $14.6 million through an initial public offering.
Medical device company ResMed announced a victory in a patent infringement action against Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical Co. Ltd.
AMN Healthcare Services Inc., the San Diego-based medical staffing firm, said it acquired Avantas, an Omaha, Neb. firm that provides clinical management services, for a price that could reach $25 million.
An appeals court has ruled against Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. regarding its gene sequencing patents used for breast and ovarian cancers. This ruling is not only good for defendant Ambry Genetics Corp., but for San Diego-based Pathway Genomics Corp., which has also been sued by Myriad.
Shares of Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. soared to a record high the morning of December 19 following an endorsement by financial personality and former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer.
BIOTECH: S.D. Company’s Imaging Prowess Draws Buyer
Royal Philips NV agreed to buy San Diego-based Volcano Corp. for $1 billion to expand catheter-based imaging of the heart and blood vessels as part of a wider refocus on more profitiable markets, such as medical gear.