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Mast Therapeutics Closes Underwritten Public Offering

Mast Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of $21 million in equity securities.

DJO Global Reports Q3 Net Sales of $305.5 Million

DJO Global Inc., the Vista manufacturer of orthopedic devices, reported third-quarter net sales of $305.5 million, up 6.1 percent from the net sales of the like quarter of 2013.

Haskell Construction Acquires Consultants FreemanWhite

Haskell, a national design, engineering and construction firm, announced it has acquired FreemanWhite, a Charlotte-based consulting and design practice focused exclusively on the health care sector. FreemanWhite has an office in San Diego.

Startup Wireless Diagnostics Systems Raises $500,000

Wireless Diagnostic Systems Inc., a San Diego startup developing patient monitoring devices with technology from the California Institute of Technology lab of Axel Scherer, raised $500,000 from Domain Associates, according to a recent regulatory filing.

Isis to Offer $425 Million of Convertible Senior Notes

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Monday that it intends to offer $425 million of convertible senior notes, due in 2021, in a private placement, subject to market and other considerations.

Proton Cancer Therapy Less Costly Than Thought, Data Shows

Despite its reputation for being expensive, proton cancer therapy may cost the same or less than other cancer therapies, according to a recent study using Medicare reimbursement codes.

Carlsbad Biotech Gets FDA Clearance For Stem Cell Line

International Stem Cell Corp., a Carlsbad-based biotech company developing stem cell therapies and biomedical products, announced that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company’s human parthenogenetic stem cells line for investigational clinical use.

Co. Aims to Disrupt Health Care Temp-Staffing Model With Website

MEDICINE: Site Streamlines the Process, Eliminates Need for Broker

There are scores of staffing agencies nationwide that cater to doctors looking for temporary work and hospitals seeking part-time physicians.

Receptos’ Pipeline Looks Promising

BIOTECH: Analysts Expect Sales in Billions for the Company

San Diego biotech Receptos Inc. watched its stock price soar last month after the company shared promising trial data involving a treatment for ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune inflammatory disorder affecting about 700,000 people in the United States, with 70,000 new cases diagnosed every year, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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‘The Physician Assistant Will See You Now’

HEALTH CARE: Hospitals Respond to Physician Shortage With New Staffing Model

A new model of “team-based” patient care in San Diego County could fill the gaps left by doctor shortages as hospitals and medical groups divvy up responsibilities among less-costly support staff, such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Discovery Benefit Solutions Acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Discovery Benefit Solutions Inc., an insurance firm based out of Mission Valley that specializes in employee benefit plans, has been acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the fourth-largest international brokerage firm.

DexCom Inc. Reports Third Quarter Financials

DexCom Inc., a San Diego-based medical device company, reported its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014.

CareFusion Reports $922 Million in First Quarter Revenue

CareFusion Corp., a medical technology company in San Diego, reported $922 million in revenue for its first quarter of fiscal 2015, an 11 percent increase from the same quarter last year, according to financial statements.

Mast Therapeutics Prices Underwritten Public Offering

San Diego-based Mast Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering that is expected to raise gross proceeds of approximately $21 million.

Ebola Patient Treated With S.D. Device 'Virus Free'

San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc., a medical device company that offered its blood purifier device to treat an Ebola patient in Germany, announced that the hospital reported the patient “virus free.”