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Bay Area Construction Company Bets on Local Life Science Market

Dome Construction Opens New SD Office

A San Francisco-based construction company has opened offices here, hoping to capitalize on San Diego’s explosive life science market as more Bay Area life science and high-tech companies eye the region.

Pharma Co. Set to Grow

BIOTECH: With New Focus, aTyr Raises $86M

San Diego-based aTyr Pharma recently raised $86.3 million in what some characterized as a dramatic turnaround for the company.

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Biolinq Raises $100 Million in Series B

HEALTHCARE: San Diego Co. Unveils Painless Glucose Sensor Patch

Biolinq, a medical device company developing a continuous glucose sensor with a novel integrated display on its wearable device, has closed a $100 million Series B financing round led by RiverVest Venture Partners.

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Codex DNA Acquires Eton Biosciences for $13M

BIOTECH: Deal Combines Leading Local Synthetic Biology Firms

Codex DNA (Nasdaq: DNAY) is buying Eton Bioscience, a privately held provider of synthetic biology products and services, for $13 million.

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Neurocrine Partners with Japanese Firm on Potential New Dementia Drug

San Diego-based Neurocrine Biosciences (Nasdaq: NBIX) has entered into a strategic collaboration and licensing agreement with Japan’s Sosei Group to develop potential new treatments for schizophrenia, dementia and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

The Healthcare System of the Future

The Next Evolution of Clinical Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a trial by fire for hospitals and healthcare providers around the world. And yet, the pandemic has had several silver linings for healthcare organizations.

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Health Centers Earn Quality Awards, $15M in Funding

HEALTHCARE: Facilities Serve Area’s Underserved Patient Populations

San Diego-based Health Center Partners of Southern California (HCP), a regional health care policy advocate for community health centers and underserved patient populations, said 13 of its 17-member health centers earned Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges for their recent achievements in access to care, quality outcomes, health equity, information technology and contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

ResMed Posts Stellar Q1 Results

MANUFACTURING: Profits Jump 18% Amid Supply Chain Headwinds

San Diego-based ResMed (NASDAQ: RMD) posted strong quarterly results last week, beating analysts’ estimates even as ongoing supply chain bottlenecks slowed delivery and sales of the company’s marketing-leading sleep apnea machines and ventilators used to treat COVID patients.

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Halozyme Reports Record Royalties in Q3

Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ: HALO) saw a big jump in revenue and record quarterly royalties in Q3. On Tuesday, the San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company posted financial results -- and Wall Street applauded.

Neurocrine Reports Rising Earnings, Record Sales for Ingrezza

San Diego-based Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ: NBIX) reported upbeat Q3 financial results on Monday (Nov. 1), confirming that INGREZZA, the company’s flagship drug that treats tardive dyskinesia, continues to gain market share.

Radionetics Oncology Launches with $30M Investment

BIOTECH: New Co. Spins Out of Crinetics Pharmaceuticals

Radionetics Oncology, a pharmaceutical company developing radiotherapeutics, launched with $30 million in funding from major life science investors 5AM Ventures and Frazier Healthcare Partners.

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Palomar Health Again Named One of Best U.S. Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery

For the sixth straight year, Palomar Medical Center Escondido has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades.

Synergy Health Partners Names New CEO

HEALTHCARE: Daniel G. Siegel to Lead Hospital Staffing Services Company

San Diego-based Synergy Health Partners, a hospital and physician staffing services company, has named Daniel G. Siegel as its new chief executive officer.

Healthcare Technologies Adapt to Patient Needs

Consumer-Facing Technologies and Apps Are Digital Tools for Local Providers

Healthcare organizations have transformed their offerings to meet patients where they are at. San Diego healthcare providers are using digital platforms and consumer-facing apps to streamline care options for their patients with everything from scheduling appointments to telehealth visits.

San Diego Scientists Advance Oncology Innovation

Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Companies Delivering New Treatments to Fight Cancer

Among the many segments of life changing work being done in San Diego’s life science community, cancer research has a strong presence.

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