San Diego Business Journal

Hospital District to Review Big-Picture Issues

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on issues affecting the Grossmont Healthcare District during a strategic planning meeting set for 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the district’s conference center at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa.

By Julie Gallant September 4, 2012 midnight share »
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Portability Is a Selling Point For Patient Monitoring Device

The ViSi Mobile System developed by San Diego’s Sotera Wireless Inc. is likely to be one of the next desirable hospital upgrades.

By Julie Gallant September 3, 2012 midnight share »

Pharmaceutical Deal Could Fetch $430M

Elevation Pharmaceuticals Inc., a local biopharmaceutical company developing a treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is being acquired by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Massachusetts in a deal worth up to $430 million.

By Julie Gallant September 3, 2012 midnight share »
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Approvals Put Wind In Tule Project’s Sails

Iberdrola Renewables Inc. could begin construction of a wind farm in San Diego’s East County by next year, now that 67 turbines have been approved for its Tule Wind Power Project.

By Julie Gallant September 3, 2012 midnight share »

Firm Meeting Goals, Challenges In Sepsis Fight

Aethlon Medical Inc. is ahead of schedule on a five-year, $6.8 million government contract to develop the technology that would prevent sepsis from occurring.

By Julie Gallant September 3, 2012 midnight share »

Sequenom to Distribute Tests in Europe, Asia

San Diego-based Sequenom Inc. is expanding access to its prenatal testing services outside the U.S.

By Julie Gallant August 29, 2012 12:04 a.m. share »

Medical Device Confab Crosses Borders

A guided bus tour of two medical manufacturing facilities in Baja California, Mexico, is being hosted by the Tijuana Economic Development Corp. in conjunction with the MEDevice Forum San Diego.

By Julie Gallant August 29, 2012 midnight share »

Invention Gives Spinal Surgeons a New Option

Spinal Elements Inc., a Carlsbad-based spine technology company, has passed an important milestone: doctors have begun to conduct surgeries with the company’s new minimally invasive surgery lumbar system.

By Julie Gallant August 27, 2012 midnight share »
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Envision Ramps Up to Plant Its Solar Trees

Envision Solar International Inc. anticipates its latest technology will help it keep pace with growing demand for its solar-shaded parking products.

By Julie Gallant August 27, 2012 midnight share »
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Self-Health Experience

In a region known for its fast-paced attractions and opulent resorts, it’s refreshing to see a local destination like Golden Door Spa encouraging guests to slow down and focus on managing their personal health and well-being.

By Julie Gallant August 27, 2012 midnight share »

Mail Pharmacy Expansion Brings Nearly 300 Jobs to the Region

UnitedHealth Group plans to add 250 jobs to a new pharmacy order processing facility in Mission Valley as it transitions 12 million of its members from contract vendor Medco to its subsidiary OptumRx.

By Julie Gallant August 27, 2012 midnight share »
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Incubator to Back Innovators of Cost-Saving Health Care

Startups aspiring to lower the cost of health care will soon be invited to join a new incubator getting established under the West Health umbrella.

By Julie Gallant August 27, 2012 midnight share »
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Creating a Patient-Centered State-of-the-Art Environment

Often an unexpected ending can lead to a welcome fresh start.

By Julie Gallant August 27, 2012 midnight share »

Illinois Investor Commits to Buy MediciNova Stock

MediciNova Inc., a publicly traded San Diego biopharmaceutical company, is entering into a multimillion-dollar common stock purchase agreement with Chicago-based institutional investor Aspire Capital Fund LLC.

By Julie Gallant August 24, 2012 12:03 a.m. share »

Critical Diagnostics Adds Distributors in Asia

San Diego-based Critical Diagnostics is expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region by adding two distribution partners.

By Julie Gallant August 21, 2012 12:01 a.m. share »

Mail Pharmacy Expansion Brings Nearly 300 Jobs

UnitedHealth Group plans to add 250 jobs to a new pharmacy order processing facility in Mission Valley as it transitions 12 million of its members from contract vendor Medco to its subsidiary OptumRx.

By Julie Gallant August 20, 2012 12:04 a.m. share »

Products, People and Culture Bring Arnette to Encinitas

An Arnette opening in Encinitas not only brings a retail store where action sports athletes can shop for eyewear, but also a focal point for community gatherings for surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders.

By Julie Gallant August 20, 2012 midnight share »

Medical Center Makes Its Debut in Escondido

Art and science, nature and technology merge to create a state-of-the-art healing environment at the recently opened Palomar Medical Center in Escondido.

By Julie Gallant August 20, 2012 midnight share »
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It’s Better Knee Replacements Through Chemistry, Literally

There are vitamin-enriched foods, bottled water with added vitamins and now — taking it several steps further —vitamin-fortified knee replacements.

By Julie Gallant August 20, 2012 midnight share »

Elcelyx Plans Clinical Trials With Series B Funds

Elcelyx Therapeutics of Carmel Valley plans to use $4 million of a $7 million extended series B private equity financing to advance clinical trials of its two product candidates Lovidia and NewMet.

By Julie Gallant August 17, 2012 12:02 a.m. share »

Meritage Delves Into Phase 2 Pharmaceutical Study

Meritage Pharma Inc., a San Diego company with six employees, is initiating a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate oral budesonide suspension, or OBS, for treating adolescents and young adults with an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus.

By Julie Gallant August 14, 2012 12:02 a.m. share »

Murphy to Help Choose Baldrige Winners, Again

Dr. Michael Murphy, chief medical officer at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, is among a panel of experts involved in selecting the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients.

By Julie Gallant August 13, 2012 12:01 a.m. share »
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Sharp Finds a Higher Calling for Castoffs

Volumes of food that churn through hospitals is fodder for greener landscapes now that Sharp HealthCare is participating in the city of San Diego’s food waste composting program.

By Julie Gallant August 13, 2012 midnight share »

Health Care Reform Comes Into Play for Employers

Employers are getting on board with implementing changes required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as two health reform provisions begin to take effect.

By Julie Gallant August 13, 2012 midnight share »

NIH Grant Gives OrPro More Than Just Money

A monetary ripple in the funding waters could bring a wave of change to OrPro Therapeutics Inc.

By Julie Gallant August 13, 2012 midnight share »
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Dean Puts Resources to Work For Business’s Next Generation

There was a time when it was easy enough for Michael Cunningham to apply classroom theory at New York University to his printing business, Cunningham Graphics

By Julie Gallant August 13, 2012 midnight share »
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The Business of Beauty

What most people don’t see when they’re enjoying a luxurious spa experience or salon pampering is the work that goes into training the service providers.

By Julie Gallant August 13, 2012 midnight share »

Accumetrics Product Gaining Foothold in Canada

Two deals under way are making Sorrento Valley-based Accumetrics Inc.’s VerifyNow System more widely available in Canada.

By Julie Gallant August 10, 2012 12:04 a.m. share »

MEI Strikes Deal for Singapore Firm’s Cancer Therapy

MEI Pharma Inc. is moving forward with plans to purchase exclusive worldwide rights to S*BIO Pte. Ltd.’s investigational therapy, Pracinostat, an oral histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor with potential to be best-in-class.

By Julie Gallant August 10, 2012 12:03 a.m. share »

Clinical Trials Specialist Verum Opens in Carlsbad

German-based contract research organization Verum is opening a new office in Carlsbad to make its clinical trial services more readily available to biotech and pharmaceutical clients in the region and throughout the nation.

By Julie Gallant August 9, 2012 12:03 a.m. share »

Viterbi Family Makes Major Gift to Medical Research

A $1 million gift by Andrew and Erna Viterbi and family is enabling Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute to pursue a two-year neuroscience research initiative.

By Julie Gallant August 8, 2012 12:05 a.m. share »

Genomatica Raises $41.5M in Series D Round

Genomatica Inc., a San Diego company that delivers new manufacturing processes to enable its partners to produce intermediate and basic chemicals from renewable raw materials, has raised $41.5 million in a Series D round of preferred stock financing.

By Julie Gallant August 7, 2012 12:05 a.m. share »

Ensign Group Grows Presence in County

The Ensign Group Inc. of Mission Viejo made its move to acquire the real estate and other assets of Palomar Vista Healthcare Center in Escondido after leasing the property for the better part of a decade.

By Julie Gallant August 7, 2012 12:02 a.m. share »
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New Enzyme Could Be a Rock Star

Locally based Verenium Corp. expects to introduce an addition to its line of eight products later this year now that the Environmental Protection Agency has given regulatory authorization to market its new cellulase enzyme for nonfood applications.

By Julie Gallant August 6, 2012 midnight share »
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Defense, Clean-Tech Sectors Join Forces for Sustainability

Common goals for achieving energy independence are uniting the local clean-tech sector and the defense industry.

By Julie Gallant August 6, 2012 midnight share »
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DJO Takes New Tack In Arthritis Relief

DJO Global is adding to its long line of nonsurgical orthopedic rehabilitation devices with the introduction of the OA Nano

By Julie Gallant August 6, 2012 midnight share »

SDG&E Takes Award for Smart Grid Deployment

Power Magazine is recognizing San Diego Gas & Electric Co.’s smart grid deployment programs with the 2012 Power Smart Grid Award.

By Julie Gallant August 3, 2012 12:01 a.m. share »

OneRecovery Chooses New Name to Reflect Widening Focus

OneRecovery Inc. in Solana Beach is changing its name to OneHealth Solutions Inc. to more accurately reflect its focus on helping people improve their health and well-being beyond addiction recovery.

By Julie Gallant July 31, 2012 12:01 a.m. share »
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Verenium Moves to New Office Space Near UC San Diego

Verenium Corp., an industrial biotech company that develops environmentally friendly high-performance enzymes, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new office and laboratory building in Torrey Pines.

By Julie Gallant July 30, 2012 midnight share »
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Chiropractic Franchise Makes Some ‘Market Adjustments’

Maintaining a healthy spine can be as routine as a visit to a gym now that The Joint Corp. is introducing its chiropractic franchises to San Diego.

By Julie Gallant July 30, 2012 midnight share »
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Firm’s Software Brings Together Resources for Patients’ Recovery

When Naser Partovi’s wife, Ioana, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2008, he took time off from running a wireless company in San Diego called Sky MobileMedia and took on the role of caregiver.

By Julie Gallant July 30, 2012 midnight share »

IT Improvements Contribute to Quality Care at Center

Locally based centrexIT keeps the San Diego Cardiac Center running in top condition with periodic updates and recent upgrades to its information technology systems.

By Julie Gallant July 30, 2012 midnight share »

Power Analytics Participates in SunShot Program

Local software company Power Analytics is participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, a collaborative effort to make solar energy costs competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.

By Julie Gallant July 30, 2012 midnight share »
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Kinder, Gentler Tanning Bed Delivers ‘Customized Rays’

For those who extol the virtues of moderation even when it comes to getting a tan there’s a system new to the United States and made available locally by iTAN Sun Spray Spa that virtually eliminates overexposure to ultraviolet rays.

By Julie Gallant July 30, 2012 midnight share »
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Smithson Named President of CleanTech San Diego

Holly Smithson is taking charge of CleanTech San Diego as president and chief operating officer through unanimous appointment by the organization’s Executive Committee of the board of directors.

By Julie Gallant July 25, 2012 12:08 a.m. share »

Verenium Moves to New Space Near UC San Diego

Verenium Corp., an industrial biotech company that develops environmentally friendly high-performance enzymes, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new office and laboratory building in Torrey Pines.

By Julie Gallant July 23, 2012 12:02 a.m. share »

New Tool Tackles Alzheimer’s Diagnoses

Imaging Healthcare Specialists is leading the way locally and is among the first nationally to offer a brain imaging system to detect Alzheimer’s disease in patients.

By Julie Gallant July 23, 2012 midnight share »

New Tool Tackles Alzheimer’s Diagnoses

Imaging Healthcare Specialists is leading the way locally and is among the first nationally to offer a brain imaging system to detect Alzheimer’s disease in patients.

By Julie Gallant July 23, 2012 midnight share »

Buy Brings More Diagnostics to Life

Carlsbad-based Life Technologies Corp. has taken the first step toward expanding its molecular diagnostics business by acquiring Navigenics Inc., a San Francisco-based company that provides genetic testing and analysis services.

By Julie Gallant July 23, 2012 midnight share »
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Hospitals Have Finger on Pulse of Technology

Sharp HealthCare, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and UC San Diego Health System are making strides to improve quality of patient care on an unexpected level — through their information technology systems.

By Julie Gallant July 23, 2012 midnight share »

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