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FDA Approval of DexCom's Glucose Monitoring System Boosts Stock Price

Stock price of San Diego-based DexCom Inc. has jumped over 10 percent following the FDA approval of the company’s DexCom G5 Mobile Conintous Glucose Monitoring System on August 25.

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Salk Scientist Appointed to National Commission on Forensic Science

Salk Institute for Biological Studies neuroscientist Thomas Albright has been appointed to the National Commission on Forensic Science to enhance the use and reliability of forensic science in the federal justice system.

Big Data Meets Patient Data to Create a Complete Care Picture

BIOTECH: Co.’s System Is Looking to Advance Personalized Medicine

A tech startup with a highly experienced leadership team just emerged from stealth mode to launch a cloud computing service for doctors and health systems.

Inventor’s Device Aims for Better Way to Get Medicine to Lungs

BIOTECH: NIH and Defense Department Interested in Invention

For Donovan B. Yeates, building a better mousetrap means building a better medical device.

NuVasive Seeks Site for Manufacturing Facility

BIOTECH: Goal Is Is to Be Operational By the End of 2016

NuVasive Inc., a leading medical device company in San Diego, announced that it will expand its manufacturing operations with the intent to hire hundreds of new employees.

Sequenom to Collaborate With Moores Cancer Center to Test Liquid Biopsy Diagnostic

Sequenom Inc., a life sciences company in San Diego, announced that it has entered into a clinical research collaboration with the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

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Epic Sciences Names Henderson Chief Information Officer

Epic Sciences Inc., announced the appointment of Dave Henderson as Epic's chief information officer.

NuVasive Inc. Plans New Manufacturing Facility

NuVasive Inc., a medical device company in San Diego, announced that it will be expanding its manufacturing operations and hiring hundreds of new employees.

Human Longevity Inc. Names Winham as Chief Operating Officer

Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics-based tech company in San Diego, announced Tuesday that Mark A. Winham has joined the company as chief operating officer.

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Halozyme Therapeutics Names LaBarre as Chief Scientific Officer

Halozyme Therapeutics Inc., a biotech developing novel oncology and drug-delivery therapies, named Michael J. LaBarre as chief scientific officer.

Beloteca Inc. Appoints Mirejovsky to Chief Scientific Officer Role

San Diego-based Beloteca Inc., a pharma company developing generics and reformulations, announced the appointment of Dorla Mirejovsky as chief scientific officer.

Biocept Announces CFO Resignation, Names Interim CFO

Biocept Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, announced the resignation and replacement of its chief financial officer Bill Kachioff.

Suja Life LLC Decides That ‘Things Go Better With Coke’

San Diego’s favorite organic juice company is partnering with an unexpected beverage giant — Coca-Cola.

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Co. Acts as Patients’ Guide for Medical Tourism to Mexico

MEDICAL: Vetting Of Services Provides Key Information, Safety

South Doctors Inc, a downtown startup focused on medical tourism, is vetting the legitimacy of health care treatments sought across the border.

Planned Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Treatment Would be a First

Biotech: Stem Cell Therapy Would Repair Damaged Brain Tissue

International Stem Cell Corp. is entering a human clinical trial to test if the company’s patented stem cell line will repair the brains of Parkinson’s patients.