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Oxford-based Microscope Maker Arrives in UTC

TECHNOLOGY: Seeking Global Presence, ONI Chooses San Diego as New Headquarters, Plans to Hire

Oxford Nanoimaging (ONI), the maker of a desktop microscope that lets scientists see single cells at the molecular level, has moved its headquarters from Oxford, England to the University Towne Center.

BioTheryX Raises $92M in Series E Round

BIOTECH: Co. Adds New Leadership; Sees Potential IPO

San Diego-based BioTheryX, a clinical stage biotech focused on protein modulation to treat difficult diseases, has raised a $92 million Series E round.

PetDx Partners with Petco to Offer Dog Cancer Detection

BIOTECH: Co. Moves from Stealth Mode, Product Enters Select Veterinary Hospitals

San Diego’s Petco and PetDx, a local biotechnology startup are working together on a collaboration to offer multi-cancer detection tests for dogs across the country.

Biotech Ranking Introduced in 2021

Spring 2021 CSUSM Business Confidence Index

Students at the College of Business Administration at Cal State San Marcos have begun monitoring San Diego’s biotechnology sector — an area that has weathered the storm of COVID-19 well.

Hologic Receives $179M Contract for SARS-CoV-2 Assays

U.S. Army Buys Gear to Test for COVID-19; Solute Gets Information Technology Work

The U.S. Army awarded Hologic Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) a three-year, $178.5 million contract for Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 assays, Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assays, multiplex test kits and associated reagents and consumables.

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Pharma Co. Receives Funds, Prepares for Scale

Technology Helps Drug Makers Save Money and Time

San Diego-based Nano PharmaSolutions, a nanodrug delivery technology startup, has received a $149,000 investment from the Realize Impact’s Mission Driven Finance fund.

Female Founder Finds Success in Hydration

TECH: Device Applications Include Sports, Medical

Four years ago, Debbie Chen founded Hydrostasis to solve the problem around hydration monitoring.

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Event Recap - Healthcare Heroes Awards 2021

This event recognizes the great achievements of San Diego’s healthcare providers throughout the pandemic, within their companies and in the community.

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Boundless Bio Raises $105 Million Series B Financing

BIOTECH: Co. Targets DNA Circles, Plans to Enter the Clinic by 2023

Boundless Bio, has raised $105 Million in Series B financing to continue developing small-molecule therapies that target unusual DNA circles found in cancer called extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA).

Medical Device Co. Moves to Solana Beach

TECH: Firm Hires 15 Staffers, Plans to Add 15 More

ClearPoint Neuro, a publicly-traded medical device company focused on neurosurgery, has relocated their headquarters to Solana Beach from Orange County and plans to hire aggressively in the region.

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Juno Diagnostics Raises $25M Series A

Juno Diagnostics has raised a $25 million Series A round.

Escient Names New President

Escient Pharmaceuticals names new president.

Founder Shares Family’s Herbal Formulas

MANUFACTURING: JBK Wellness Labs Formulates Products for Other Brands

JBK Wellness Labs, a formulator and manufacturer of traditional East Asian herbs and medicines, is rooted in family tradition.

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Ventyx Bio Hires CFO

Ventyx Biosciences has hired Martin Auster as its chief financial officer.

Industry Looks at Ways to Sustain Growth After Pandemic

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?

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