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Batu Biologics Completes $1 Million Seed Round of Funding

Batu Biologics, an immuno-oncology company, announced Wednesday that it has successfully completed a $1 million seed round of funding.

Genentech's Asha Das Named VP at Tocagen Inc.

Tocagen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, announced that Asha Das has been named vice president of clinical development and medical affairs.

HUYA Appoints Bob Goodenow Chief Business Officer

HUYA Bioscience International announced Tuesday that it has appointed Bob Goodenow as chief business officer.

Former Commerce Secretary Joining Pathway Board

San Diego-based Pathway Genomics Corp. announced that former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Barbara Franklin is joining the company's board of directors.

Millennium Health Program Targets Unsafe Use of Opioids

San Diego-based Millennium Health and its population health management subsidiary, RxAnte LLC, announced a new suite of integrated services to address the growing epidemic of unsafe use of prescription pain medicines known as opioids.

Ligand Gets FDA Approval For New Application of Drug

San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug application for the use of Promacta, a drug that Ligand co-developed with British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline.

Local Startup Can Take a Victory Lap for Its PlanetCar App

BitCot Inc., a small startup in San Diego, has won an innovation contest hosted by Santa Cruz electronics giant Plantronics by connecting first responders with car accident victims.

Life Science Execs Go With the Changes

LEADERSHIP: C-Suite Shakeups Hit Local Scene

A corner of San Diego’s life science cluster is experiencing an unexpected executive shuffle, with several C-suites reorganizing under new leadership.

Palomar Health May Shutter Downtown Escondido Hospital, Cut Staff

Palomar Health may close its downtown Escondido hospital, the board announced Thursday. The 65-year-old hospital building between Grand Avenue and Valley Parkway is losing about $20 million per year and may need to close within the next few months.

Illumina Partners with Chinese Diagnostics Firm

Illumina Inc. has entered into an agreement with a Beijing diagnostics firm that will employ next-generation sequencing technology to improve health care in China.

Arcturus, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Sign Collaboration Agreement

San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics Inc. announced Thursday that it has entered into a research collaboration and worldwide license agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Chinese-Backed Investor Group Buys $30M Stake in BioAtla

BioAtla LLC announced Thursday that a China-based investor group has purchased $30 million in BioAtla equity.

Ignyta to Sell $75M of Common Stock in Underwritten Public Offering

San Diego-based Ignyta Inc. announced Tuesday that it will sell about $75 million of its common stock in an underwritten public offering.

Organovo Reports $30 Million Net Loss for Fiscal 2015

San Diego 3-D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings Inc. reported a net loss of $30 million for the 2015 fiscal year on revenues of $571,000, according to an annual financial statement.

Sanford Consortium, Takeda Pharmaceutical Establish Innovation Alliance

The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine and Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. have established a $10 million, five-year Innovation Alliance to identify translational research and proof-of-concept projects for therapeutics.