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Health Nucleus Provides High-Tech Analysis at Healthy Price

La Jolla’s famed geneticist J. Craig Venter has launched what he describes as the world’s most comprehensive service to determine health and disease risk. The service provides a detailed picture of a person’s health down to the molecular level, which helps people make more informed decisions about treatment.

Region Sees 225 M&As in First Nine Months of 2015

ACQUISITION: Tech, Life Sciences and Finance Are Most Active Sectors

The San Diego region recorded 225 mergers and acquisitions (M&As) from Jan. 1 to Oct. 7, most of them involving the technology, finance and life sciences sector, according to information compiled by the nonprofit CONNECT.

Illumina Inc. Reports Q3 Revenues of $550.3 Million

Illumina Inc. reported that its third-quarter revenues increased 14 percent from the same quarter last year, consistent with the company's preliminary report earlier this month that revenues would not be as high as anticipated.

Millennium Health Agrees to Pay $256 Million Settlement

Federal prosecutors on Monday said Millennium Health, the nation’s largest drug-testing company, will pay $256 million to settle allegations it billed Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary urine drug tests and for giving free medical supplies to doctors who referred expensive business back to Millennium.

Investment Bank Hires Former Allergan Exec David Crean

San Diego-based middle market investment bank Objective Capital Partners has hired former Allergan executive David Crean to head its life sciences investment banking group, the bank said Tuesday.

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Sharp HealthCare Adds Second Cancer-Fighting Radiation System

Sharp Grossmont Hospital announced Tuesday that it has added a new cancer-fighting tool to its arsenal ― the Elekta VersaHD linear accelerator.

SeaSpine Holdings Corp. Names Patrick Keran General Counsel

Vista-based SeaSpine Holdings Corp., a medtech company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, announced Tuesday the appointment of Patrick Keran to the newly created position of general counsel.

Sequenom Inc. to Collaborate With Colorado School of Medicine

Sequenom Inc. is entering a clinical collaboration with the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver.

Cognitive Medical Systems Secures 8 Federal Contracts

San Diego-based Cognitive Medical Systems, a company specializing in health IT software, announced Monday that it secured eight new or renewed federal agency contracts last quarter.

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Co. Adds Civilian Training to Its Simulated Scenario Offerings

MEDICINE: It Aims for Wound Simulations to Be A Cut Above Others

Stu Segall Productions, once a television studio that filmed racy crime shows in the ’90s, is now home to all manner of disasters: active shooters, overturned vehicles, and building collapses, to name a few.

GenomeDx Biosciences Adds Tina Nova and Craig Johnson to Board of Directors

GenomeDx Biosciences, a genomic information company, announced Thursday that Tina Nova and Craig Johnson are joining its board of directors.

Tri-City to Partner With UC San Diego Health

MEDICINE: Tri-City Patients Gain Access To Some UC Services

UC San Diego Health and Tri-City Healthcare District announced that they have entered an exclusive, long-term partnership that could boost the Oceanside hospital’s long-term viability while expanding the university’s reach into North County.

Nonprofit Research Brings $4.6B Impact

BIOTECH: EDC Study Calls For More Support, Outreach

Work done at local research institutes makes a big impact on San Diego’s economy, according to a new report. The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. pegs the local impact of nonprofit research institutes at $4.6 billion each year.

UC San Diego Health to Partner with Tri-City Healthcare District

UC San Diego Health and Tri-City Healthcare District announced Wednesday that they have entered an exclusive, long-term partnership that could boost the Oceanside hospital's long-term viability while expanding the university’s reach into North County.

Regen BioPharma Names Harry Lander President

Regen BioPharma Inc. announced the appointment of Harry Lander as its new president.