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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.

FDA Grants Vical Inc. Infectious Disease Designation for Fungal Treatment

San Diego's Vical Inc. has won a "qualified infectious disease product" designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a proposed treatment of invasive aspergillosis, a potentially deadly fungal disease.

Quidel Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Quidel Corp., a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced that Mark A. Pulido has resigned as chairman of the company's Board of Directors, a position he had held for 11 years.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Signs Agreement With Vanderbilt University

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. has signed an exclusive worldwide research and license agreement with Nashville’s Vanderbilt University relating to the university’s research on bone formation.

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Johnson Lai Named CIO at NuVasive Inc.

Medical device maker NuVasive Inc. announced that Johnson Lai has been appointed chief information officer. Lai will be responsible for advancing the company’s information technology systems, process and procedures, according to a recent news release.