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Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute Receives $2.9 Million NIH Grant

The Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health – its third from the agency in 13 months – to study the effectiveness of algorithm-driven text messages in managing the disease among high-risk Latinos in San Diego County.

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Revolve Microscope Appears to Be Ready for Starring Role

BIOTECH: Hurdles Include Manufacturing, Gaining Wide Acceptance

An accountant once told me that fast-growing startups mistakenly “build Taj Mahals” for their company headquarters, sinking all their money into beautiful buildings when they should be sinking it into their technology.

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CEO of Mountain Health Still a Healing Force

MEDICINE: Expanding Access Is One of Her Passions

When Judith Shaplin and her family moved to eastern San Diego County, her grade-school principal noticed the little girl’s interest in medicine and put her in charge of cleaning up other kids’ playground scrapes.

Martin Latterich Named Vice President at Histogen Inc.

San Diego’s Histogen Inc., a regenerative medicine company, has appointed Martin Latterich as vice president of technical operations.

Betty Ford Center to Open Treatment Center in Del Mar Heights

The Betty Ford Center plans to open a new outpatient addiction treatment center in mid-December in Del Mar Heights.

Sirenas, Calibr to Collaborate on Drug Discovery and Development

Biotech upstart Sirenas LLC is collaborating with the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) to discover and develop drugs.

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Ash Robinson Named CEO of FIT4MOM

Ash Robinson has been named CEO of FIT4MOM, the San Diego-based wellness company tailored to mothers that has more than 1,300 locations nationwide.

American Laboratory Trading Partners With Agilent Technologies

American Laboratory Trading (ALT) has partnered with Agilent Technologies, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of life science equipment, to sell factory-refurbished lab equipment.

S.D. Venture Group Sets Deadline for Pitchfest Applications

Southern California startups have until 5 p.m. Friday to apply for San Diego Venture Group’s PitchFest.

Biocept Inc. Expects to Raise $10M in Public Offering

San Diego’s Biocept Inc. announced that it expects to raise $10 million in a public offering.

Rady Children’s Institute, Edico to Collaborate on Expanding Sequencing Tests for Ill Newborns

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine announced that it would extend its collaboration with San Diego’s Edico Genome Inc. to expand the use of one of its sequencing tests for critically ill newborns.

North County Health Services to Expand Use of Local Co.'s Electronic Consulting Tool

After a four-month pilot program, North County Health Services has decided to expand its use of an electronic consulting tool developed by San Diego-based digital health company AristaMD.

OncoSec Medical Reports Q4, Fiscal 2016 Financial Earnings

San Diego-based OncoSec Medical Inc. on Thursday reported financial earnings for the fourth quarter and full 2016 fiscal year.

‘Smart Company’ Is Smarting After Q3 Revenue Falls Short

Local medtech firm Illumina Inc. is the global leader in DNA sequencing machines, but apparently the company isn’t selling enough of them.

Patara Pharma Raises $6 Million in Equity Offering

Local pharmaceutical firm Patara Pharma LLC has reported raising $6 million in an equity offering launched late last month.