San Diego Business Journal


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DexCom Inc. First to Win FDA Approval for Insulin-Dosing Device

A San Diego company’s product will be the first to replace finger-stick testing for determining insulin doses for diabetes patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.

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ResMed Inc. Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

Local medical device maker ResMed Inc. has brought on Dr. Carlos Nunez, a medtech veteran and longtime executive, to be the company’s new chief medical officer.

GreatCall Inc. Acquires Minnesota-Based Healthsense

San Diego-based connected health provider GreatCall Inc. has acquired Healthsense, a Mendota Heights, Minn., maker of passive health monitoring products geared toward senior citizens.

Illumina Inc. Sued by Two Shareholders

San Diego’s medtech giant Illumina Inc. is being sued by two shareholders who allege the company misled investors.

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Reflexion Health Hires Sudipto Sur as Chief Technology Officer

San Diego-based digital health care company Reflexion Health Inc. has hired an engineer with technology development and management experience to be its new chief technology officer.

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Timothy A. Lash Named Chief Strategy Officer at West Health

West Health has promoted one of its senior executives to the position of chief strategy officer.

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. Receives $28 Million Milestone Payment

Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. has earned $28 million as a result of its partnership with global biopharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc on an anti-cancer drug.

Tri-City Board Votes to Relinquish Disputed Medical Office Building

Tri-City Healthcare District announced Dec. 16 it will walk away from the disputed medical building at the center of a legal battle with a Carlsbad developer.

MediciNova Added to Nasdaq Biotech Index

San Diego-based MediciNova Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, has been added to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI).

Pomerado Hospital Renamed Palomar Medical Center Poway

Pomerado Hospital is now Palomar Medical Center Poway after a name change that brings greater consistency to owner Palomar Health’s North County health care system.

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San Diego Venture Group Announces PitchFest Winners

Two San Diego startups won the final round of San Diego Venture Group’s PitchFest competition: technology upstart Lymber and biotech Sun Genomics.

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Hank Nordhoff to Lead Sanford Burnham Prebys' Board of Trustees

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute’s board of trustees has found a new chairman in Hank Nordhoff, a San Diego health care executive and member of the board since 2012.

Appeals Court Rules Tri-City Healthcare District Must Pay $12.1 Million

California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal has denied Tri-City Healthcare District’s request to delay a $12.1 million payment on a disputed medical office building.

Trovagene Cuts 20 Staff Members As It Sharpens Priorities

Trovagene Inc., a local diagnostics company in San Diego, has announced a reorganization of the company’s priorities that resulted in a 20-person cut to its staff and a cost savings of $4 million per year.

Betty Ford Center Named In-Network Provider for Scripps

The Betty Ford Center that opened Dec. 13 in Del Mar Heights will be an in-network provider of substance use disorder treatments for the Scripps Health network.