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Veteran Exec Smooths Life Tech’s Transition

BIOTECH: Stevenson Is President of New Division

Shepherding thousands of employees through a high-profile merger is highly daunting, but Mark Stevenson considers himself equal to the task. The veteran biotech executive has, after all, done it before.

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DJO Global Appoints New CFO

Vista-based medical device maker DJO Global Inc. has appointed Susan Crawford as the company’s new chief financial officer.

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Lumena Pharmaceuticals Closes $45M Funding Round

Lumena Pharmaceuticals Inc. has closed a $45 million Series B round, and will use the funding to develop drugs for two diseases of the liver.

Sharp HealthCare Names New Chief Information Officer

Sharp HealthCare has named Ken Lawonn as its new chief information officer. He is replacing Bill Spooner, who retired March 3 after working 35 years for Sharp.

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Illumina Sells Another $10M Gene Sequencer

San Diego-based Illumina Inc. has another buyer for its $10 million gene sequencing platform.

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The Acquisition of Medistem Is Completed

Intrexon Corp. has completed its acquisition of San Diego-based Medistem Inc., the acquiring company announced.

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DJO Global Taps Former IMDS CEO to Head DJO Surgical Brand

DJO Global Inc. has appointed Brady Shirley, an executive in the orthopedics industry, as president of its DJO Surgical brand.

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DJO Global Taps Former IMDS CEO to Head DJO Surgical Brand

DJO Global Inc. has appointed Brady Shirley, an executive in the orthopedics industry, as president of its DJO Surgical brand.

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Acquisition of Medistem Is Completed

Intrexon Corp. has completed its acquisition of San Diego-based Medistem Inc., the acquiring company announced.

It’s Unanimous: Local Exec New Connect CEO

San Diego life sciences and technology nonprofit Connect has appointed veteran health care and investment banking executive Greg McKee as its new CEO after a lengthy search.

New Co. Looks to Extend Our Expiration Dates

BIOTECH: Venter Envisions Shift to Preventive Medicine Through Genomics Research

San Diego super scientist J. Craig Venter has launched a new company, Human Longevity Inc., with an ambitious — albeit ambiguous — pursuit: make people live longer.

Celgene Support Gives Abide Therapeutics $50M

BIOTECH: Enzymes Are Targeted to Treat A Variety of Conditions

San Diego-based Abide Therapeutics Inc. has partnered with biotech titan Celgene Corp. to develop new drugs in inflammation and immunology, receiving $50 million upfront in the deal.

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The Good, The Bad: The Generics

PHARMA: Patient Benefits, Patent Lawsuits Are All Part of the Mix

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. stands unique among San Diego’s many drugmakers: It’s going generic.

Tandem Diabetes Reports Sales Boosts for Q4, 2013

Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. reported sales of $29 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013, compared with $2.5 million for 2012.

Scripps Health Breaks Ground on $175M Medical Office Building

Scripps Health broke ground on its new, $175 million medical office building at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla – part of a $2 billion renovation plan for the campus.