San Diego Business Journal


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Sharp HealthCare Nurses Ratify Three-Year Contract

Nurses who recently threatened to strike at Sharp HealthCare hospitals have ratified a new three-year contract with the San Diego-based company.

For Now, Biotech Back in the Dumps After a Trump Bump

So much for the Trump Bump to biotech.

Anthem Blue Cross, DaVita VillageHealth Collaborate

Anthem Blue Cross and DaVita VillageHealth are launching a Medicare Advantage treatment program in San Diego County designed specifically for kidney failure patients.

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Illumina Expands Team With Appointment of Sam Samad as SVP/CFO

Local science technology giant Illumina Inc. has announced the expansion of its senior leadership team with the appointment of Sam A. Samad.

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Otonomy Inc. Names New Chief Scientific Officer

San Diego drugmaker Otonomy Inc. is bringing on a new chief scientific officer with the appointment of Kathie M. Bishop.

Arcturus Therapeutics to Collaborate With Takeda on Therapies for Liver Ailment

Arcturus Therapeutics, a biotech upstart in San Diego, is collaborating with global pharmaceutical giant Takeda Pharmaceuticals to develop therapies for fatty liver disease.

Biocept Receives Delisting Warning Letter From Nasdaq

Biocept Inc., a liquid biopsy test maker in San Diego, is facing potential delisting from the Nasdaq as the biotech's stock value has been less than $1 per share for too long.

Sharp Reaches Tentative Agreement With Nurses Union

Sharp HealthCare and a labor union representing many of its nurses have reached tentative agreement on a new three-year contract.

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Renova Therapeutics Names New CFO

Local gene therapy biotech Renova Therapeutics Inc. has hired Catherine Bovenizer as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Pacific Bariatric Surgical Group Joins Scripps

Scripps Clinic Medical Group has expanded its services in the Hillcrest area with the addition of Pacific Bariatric Surgical Group.

Palomar Health Opens a New Birth Center

Palomar Health has opened a new birth center at Palomar Medical Center Escondido, replacing a similar facility it has long operated in the city’s downtown.

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Capital Flows to New Blood Work Diagnostic

BIOTECH: Doctors Would Do Tests, Get Results in Minutes

With the media spotlight on the failure of the notorious (and now-disgraced) unicorn Theranos Inc., you would expect the company’s competition to suffer by association.

Assisted Living Meets Sharing Economy

HEALTH: Open Units Used for Short-Term Stays

Short-term stays are not a big focus for Cornerstone Senior Living and other assisted living community operators. But that could change if things go well with the local rollout of a service similar to Airbnb for seniors in need of limited-time, “respite” care.

Edico Genome to Partner With Amazon Web Services

La Jolla’s tech startup Edico Genome Inc. has landed a partnership with Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon that offers a suite of cloud computing services.

Viracta Therapeutics Acquires Potential Drug Candidate From U.K. Firm

San Diego biotech Viracta Therapeutics Inc. has purchased a scientific asset from United Kingdom-based Chroma Therapeutics.