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DJO Moving to Texas, Cutting 187 Local Jobs

DEVICES: 300 Jobs to Remain; Co. Consolidating OperationsDJO Global, which grew from a garage startup to become one of North County’s largest private employers, is laying off 187 local employees and relocating its headquarters to Dallas, Texas.

Tri-City to Reconsider Suspension of Mental Health Unit

The Tri-City Healthcare District board will soon reconsider a decision to suspend operations of the center’s inpatient Behavioral Health Unit and Crisis Stabilization Unit.

Synthorx Hires a CMO

Joseph Leveque has joined San Diego biotech Synthorx as chief medical officer.

Wave of Investment Has Life Sciences Swimming in Cash

Cash is pouring into early-stage San Diego life sciences, with 2018 shaping up as a banner year, according to observers.

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UC San Diego Health, Rancho Family Medical Group Enter Affiliation

Rancho Family Medical Group, or RFMG, will be able to tap into services from UC San Diego Health through a new affiliation.

Venter Retires as Chairman of Synthetic Genomics Board

J. Craig Venter has retired as chairman of the Synthetic Genomics board, according to a company news release.

Local Device Cos. See Solid Quarterly Results

MEDICINE: National Picture Expecting 4% to 5% Growth

Four major medical device companies based in San Diego recently delivered strong quarterly results, lifting their stocks and growth outlooks.

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La Jolla Institute Researcher Lands $2.24M Grant

Ferhat Ay with the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology was awarded a $2.24 million grant to for research into genetic variation and disease risk.

Rady’s Expands Services in Riverside with New Facility

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego recently held a grand opening for a medical plaza in southwest Riverside County, with the dual goal of consolidating outpatient operations and reaching more patients.

Partnerships, Pipeline Put Inovio in Good Position

PHARMA: Versatile Co. Takes On Cancers, Infectious Diseases

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. has about 300 employees, tenfold that of 2009. Most of the scaling up occurred in the last few years to support a growing pipeline of therapies targeting cancers and infectious diseases.

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Illumina Continues To Exceed Expectations

In quarter two earnings, Illumina continued a streak of stomping analyst expectations.

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NuVasive and Siemens Form Partnership

NuVasive Inc. said Aug. 9 that it has formed a strategic partnership with Germany-based Siemens Healthineers.

Walk-In Clinics Part Of Care Providers’ Pursuit of Patients

MEDICINE: Bringing Services to the Consumer Is Trend in Health Care

Forget far-off appointments and long drives to the doctor’s office.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Politics and Priorities Hinder Repeal of Medical Device Tax

Competing congressional priorities are clouding the path forward for an effort to kill a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device makers, San Diego’s NuVasive and ResMed among them.

Samumed, San Diego Biotech Developing Regenerative Drugs, Announces $438M Financing Round

Company is developing treatments for a broad range of diseases, including a variety of cancers and Alzheimer’s.

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