Biomedical Device Makers, Diagnostic Companies See Future in Paradigm Shift Toward Telemedicine and Telediagnostics
While the world faced a major pandemic, diagnostic companies and biomedical device makers alike innovated to help our healthcare system through COVID-19. Now, as vaccines become more widely available and conditions of the pandemic change, these businesses wonder: how can the industry sustain this growth going forward?
San Diego’s Alvarado Hospital and National City’s Paradise Valley Hospital have both been recognized with an “A” hospital safety grade for spring 2021 from the Leapfrog Group.
BIOTECH: Organization Seeks Community Partnerships
San Diego Squared (SD2), a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of minorities in the life science and technology industries, is seeking to partner with local organizations to expand its reach in San Diego.
HEALTHCARE: $44M Health Institute Opens
North County’s healthcare options expanded with the April opening of a $44 million rehabilitation center on the 56-acre campus of Palomar Medical Center Escondido.
Co. Received $12 Million Series A to Support Growth
San Diego-based Seqster, the leader in patient-centric healthcare data technology, has raised $12 million Series A from healthcare investors to support its growth.
FINANCE: Life Science Leads Q1 Investment
San Diego venture capital investments got off to a strong start this year reaching its second highest quarter of funding raised on record.
TOURISM: Bio Events to Increase Overnight and Day Visits
Tourism and technology are not mutually exclusive. In many ways they lean on each other, support one another.
Co. Will Move Into New Lab, Deepen Relationships
ImmunoScape, a biotech company which specializes in cancer treatment, has raised $14 million fundraising round.
TRADE: ‘Go Global 2025’ Focuses on Increasing Global Trade and Investment
World Trade Center San Diego, the organization dedicated to growing international trade and investment opportunities for San Diego, has released a strategic plan that focuses on global engagement as an engine toward economic recovery and resilience in the region.
BIOTECH: Co. Has 500 Patents, Sells Licenses to Major Manufacturers
San Diego-based Genomatica, an industry-leading biotech firm for the chemical industry, continues to grow its team and product line after 20 years in the business.
BIOTECH: Co. Grows and Invests in Developing Lung EpiCheck
Nucleix, a liquid biopsy company that is innovating cancer treatment with earlier disease detection, secured $55 million to finance the development of its lead product, Lung EpiCheck.
Azzur Renovates 30,000 Square Feet in Vista for Clean Rooms
An East Coast firm that provides various services to life science companies is taking most of a Vista industrial building with plans to expand. Azzur Group has renovated about 30,000 square feet of a 48,000 square-foot building as so-called clean rooms for life-science research.
HEALTHCARE: Addition to La Jolla Campus Reflects Future
Scripps Health has started construction of a $664 million hospital tower on its Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus on Genesee Ave.
EDUCATION: Sees 500 Inventions in 2020
Research, innovation and entrepreneurship remains strong at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), which continues to produce new startups at a high rate.