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John Orwin Joins Retrophin Board of Directors

San Diego drugmaker Retrophin Inc. has appointed longtime pharmaceutical executive John A. Orwin to the company’s board of directors.

By Brittany Meiling March 23, 2017 4:42 p.m. share »

Loan Enables Tri-City To Make Key Changes

Tri-City Healthcare District has secured its first long-term financing package in more than a quarter-century, an $85.8 million, federally backed mortgage loan its leaders expect will allow it to begin initial phases of a hospital redesign and state-required seismic retrofits.

By John Cox March 23, 2017 1:33 p.m. share »
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Local Company Plots Moves For ACO Expansion

A local health care company formed a year ago to participate in a Medicare shared-savings program has big plans to expand as far east as the Mississippi River within three years.

By John Cox March 23, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

Athena Partners with New Tech Accelerator

Athena San Diego is partnering with ScaleMatrix, the data storage company that just launched a new coworking space, to offer mentorship to women founders in science and tech.

By Brittany Meiling March 23, 2017 12:49 p.m. share »
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Cannabis Drug Maker Quadrupling Footprint in Carlsbad

Cannabis has so far been relegated to the supplement and medical marijuana industries, with no FDA-approved drug (derived from the plant) available on the market. But a pharmaceutical company in Carlsbad is hoping to change that and it is about to quadruple in size.

By Brittany Meiling March 22, 2017 5:27 p.m. share »

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Raise $3.1 Million in Stock Offering

San Diego’s Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, a maker of compounded drugs, is raising $3.1 million in a stock offering to two accredited investors.

By Brittany Meiling March 22, 2017 4:32 p.m. share »

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Plans $100 Million Public Offering

Local drugmaker La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. plans to raise up to $100 million in a public offering of its stock.

By Brittany Meiling March 22, 2017 12:46 p.m. share »

Medsphere Takes Electronic Health Record Product to Detroit

Carlsbad-based health-care IT company Medsphere Systems Corp. said it has implemented its cloud-based electronic health record system at two hospitals in the Detroit area.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »

How Many S.D. Companies Offer Health Insurance? The Answer Might Surprise You

No sooner has Congress taken up a proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act than a local survey highlights how widely – or narrowly – San Diego County’s business community has adopted the legislation better known as Obamacare.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:07 p.m. share »

Shareholder, Sorrento Settling Legal Dispute

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. has finally received a stamp of approval from an activist minority shareholder who sued the local drugmaker last summer. The parties say dismissal of the lawsuits is on the horizon.

By Brittany Meiling March 20, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »
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Robert Wechsler-Reya to Lead Rady's Genome Research Center

A professor at San Diego’s Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has been appointed director of the Joseph Clayes III Research Center for Neuro-Oncology and Genomics at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »
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Preston Klassen Named CMO at Arena Pharmaceuticals

Local diet pill maker Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recruited a former executive at Orexigen Inc., another weight-loss drugmaker in San Diego, to serve in the company’s leadership.

By Brittany Meiling March 20, 2017 11:12 a.m. share »
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Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Seen as 'Catastrophic' By Some Local Biotech Leaders

President Donald Trump’s blueprint is out for next year’s federal budget, and proposed cuts to scientific programs are causing local biotech leaders to balk.

By Brittany Meiling March 19, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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Coworking Space for Biotechs Graduates Two Funded Startups

Two biotech startups are graduating out of San Diego’s newest life science coworking space, BioLabs, after scoring new capital.

By Brittany Meiling March 17, 2017 12:45 p.m. share »

More Staffing Cuts at Trovagene

Trovagene Inc., a local diagnostics company in San Diego, has announced another reorganization plan that resulted in a 30-person cut to its staff and a cost savings of $8 million per year.

By Brittany Meiling March 16, 2017 5:36 p.m. share »