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Shares Rise After Otonomy's $100M IPO

Shares of Otonomy Inc. were rising Aug. 13 after the biotech drug developer's initial public offering raised $100 million.

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Cytori Therapeutics Nets $11.8M Loss for 2Q

Cytori Therapeutics Inc. reported a net loss of $11.8 million for second quarter 2014, down from a net loss $3.2 million during the same period in 2013.

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Suffolk Completes $13 Million Family Health Center

The opening of the 23,000-square-foot medical office building was celebrated with a public event.

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Scripps Research Names Paulson Acting President and CEO

The Scripps Research Institute appointed James Paulson, chair of its Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, as acting president and CEO, the institute’s board of trustees announced Monday.

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Ligand to Offer $225 Million in Senior Convertible Notes, Authorizes $200M Share Buyback

San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it intends to offer $225 million of convertible senior notes due 2019 and has authorized a $200 million share repurchase program over the next 12 months.

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Ignyta Names Chief Medical Officer

San Diego-based cancer drug developer Ignyta Inc. has appointed Adrian Senderowicz as chief medical officer and senior vice president of clinical development and regulatory affairs.

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ViaCyte Raises $5.4 Million in Private Financing

ViaCyte Inc. has announced it has raised $5.4 million in private financing to pursue the clinical development of its artificial pancreas, which could treat type 1 diabetes.

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Kaiser’s New Hospital to Bring 450 Beds to San Diego Market

MEDICINE: Increasing Demand to Be Met By New Facility, Upgrades

Kaiser Permanente’s new 450-bed hospital in Kearny Mesa will feature cutting-edge technology and innovative communication strategies while relieving the growing pressure on its current facilities.

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Operation Changes

Walking through the old mansion-converted City Hall in Amsterdam, N.Y., a young Tim Moran climbed into the gated elevator and braced himself when the elevator shook and creaked to a halt — stalled between floors.

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DexCom Announces Data Integration Relationship With Asante

Asante Solutions Inc., a Sunnyvale-based medical device company manufacturing an insulin pump, has announced its intention to use DexCom Inc.’s mobile platform to integrate and display insulin data.

Google Executive Brings Big Data Skills to Human Longevity

BIOTECH: Interpreting Massive Genetic Sequencing Information Is the Challenge

A San Diego startup founded by human genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter has recruited Franz Och, former leader of Google Translate and expert in machine learning, to find new ways to crunch and interpret human sequencing data.

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.