San Diego Business Journal


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Quidel Receives FDA Clearance to Market Assay

Quidel Corp., a San Diego-based diagnostics company, announced that it has received 510 (k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its Lyra Adenovirus Assay, a real-time PCR test for the qualitative detection of human adenovirus (HAdV) viral DNA.

Local Loan Firm Adds More Health Systems to Its Roster

Clear Balance, a San Diego provider of patient loans, recently added a few health care systems to its client base.

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Independa Uses TV as a Tool To Link Seniors and Caregivers

HEALTH: Keeping People Independent And Connected Is Goal

Independa Inc., a San Diego-based health care technology company, has joined forces with LG Electronics Inc. to embed a health monitoring social system into the televisions of seniors.

CareFusion Being Sold To BD in $12.2B Deal

BIOTECH: Buy Is Part of Recent Consolidation Trend

In the second biggest sale in San Diego life science history, New Jersey-based medical equipment supplier Becton, Dickinson and Co. has agreed to purchase San Diego-based CareFusion Corp. for $12.2 billion.

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $18M Milestone Payment From GSK

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has earned an $18 million milestone payment from GlaxoSmithKline Plc related to the advancement of the Phase 2/3 study of ISIS-TTRRx in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP).

Cognitive Medical Secures Several Government Contracts

Cognitive Medical Systems Inc., a health care software company, announced that it secured 11 federal and state agency contracts last quarter.

SupraMed to Debut EHR Platforms

San Diego-based SupraMed Inc., providers of Web-based practice management and electronic health record systems for private practice surgeons, announced the launch of its new technology platform, SupraMed Complete.

SpectraScience Taps SenaHill for Advice on $40M Financing Plan, Strategic Alternatives

SpectraScience Inc., a San Diego medical device company, sid it has engaged SenaHill Advisors LLC as an advisor in connection with a proposed equity financing of up to $40 million and a review of strategic alternatives.

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BioTheranostics Inc. Appoints Barthelemy President and CEO

BioTheranostics Inc., a San Diego-based cancer diagnostic company, has appointed life sciences industry veteran Nicolas Barthelemy to the position of president and CEO.

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ResMed Announces Commercial Sale of Noncontact Sleep Monitoring Device

San Diego-based ResMed Inc., a medical device maker for sleep-related conditions, announced the commercial distribution of its new at-home device ─ a noncontact sleep system called S+ by ResMed.

Carefusion to be acquired for $12.2 billion

The San Diego-based medical technology giant Carefusion Corporation is being acquired by New Jersey-based Becton, Dickinson and Company in a deal for $12.2 billion, the company announced Friday.

Sequenom Inc. Makes $14.55M Purchase of IP Rights

Sequenom Inc., a San Diego-based life sciences company providing genetic analysis, and Isis Innovation Ltd., the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, jointly announced that Sequenom has purchased noninvasive prenatal testing intellectual property from Isis Innovation for $14.55 million.

AMN Healthcare to Establish Training Center

HEALTH CARE: Aim Is To Educate Workers for Changing Care Roles

San Diego-based AMN Healthcare Services Inc., a national provider of health care staffing services, announced the establishment of the Center for Professional Advancement to train the future health care workforce for rapidly changing roles at hospitals and health systems.

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Hospital of the Future Getting Past Hurdles

MEDICINE: Palomar Improves Patient Volume and Finances

Palomar Medical Center has been coined the “hospital of the future,” constructed to withstand earthquakes of great magnitude, tested within its first season with wildfires warming the glassy exterior, and meticulously designed with the architectural flexibility to meet demands of future unknowns.

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Mast Therapeutics Names New Chief Medical Officer

Mast Therapeutics Inc., a San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company, announced that Edwin Parsley has been appointed to chief medical officer and senior vice president.