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Ionis, Roche Partner on Macular Degeneration Drug

Swiss drug giant Roche and Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals seem increasingly enamored with one another.

Wertheim Family Pledges $25M to UC San Diego

UC San Diego Health said it received a $25 million pledge from the Wertheim Family Foundation to fund a public health initiative at the university.

NuVasive CEO Steps Down; Company Taps Successor from Competitor

NuVasive CEO Gregory Lucier will step down, and the company will bring in his successor from Medtronic.

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Dexcom Becomes Community Partner for Oct. 27 Navy, Notre Dame Game

The partnership allowed the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, which is hosting the event, to enhance the marketing efforts for the college football game in hopes of drawing a record number in attendees.

La Jolla Institute and Moores Cancer Center Receive $4.5 Million Cancer Moonshot Award

The funding will go towards research, led by LJI professor Stephen Schoenberger to improve immunotherapeutic treatment for patients with head and neck cancer.

Stratify Genomics Uses Series A to Launch Prostate Cancer Screening Tool

San Diego startup Stratify Genomics wants to improve testing for prostate cancer by screening individuals to determine who is at a higher risk of developing it.

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GreatCall, Insurer Partner to Offer In-Home Monitoring for Seniors

GreatCall, a San Diego-based mobile device company, will partner with a Massachusetts insurer to monitor the health of at-risk seniors.

NIH Grant Gives Salk Researcher Backing in ‘High-Risk’ Endeavor

Janelle Ayres, an associate professor with Salk Institute for Biological Studies who is taking on challenges posed by infectious disease and antibiotic resistance, earlier this month landed a $3.5 million National Institutes of Health grant.

Study: Reflexion's Virtual Physical Therapy Reduces Costs

Virtual physical therapy from San Diego-based Reflexion Health was effective as traditional therapy while saving money, according to a first-of-its-kind clinical trial conducted by Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Ionis, Roche Strengthen Ties with Deal Worth Up to $759M

Swiss drug giant Roche and Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals seem increasingly enamored with one another.

New Palomar CEO Takes on Financial, Medical And Staffing Challenges

The word “interim” in a job title implies caretaker. Not to Diane Hansen, evidently.

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Xenco Medical CEO Named to California Workforce Development Board

Jason Haider, the CEO of San Diego-based Xenco Medical, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Workforce Development Board.

Ionis Gets Good News With FDA Approval

Ionis Pharmaceuticals’ drug for a rare genetic disorder recently gained regulatory approval, a relief to investors worried about a denial, and pitting the company against Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

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AMN Healthcare Says HQ Will Remain Local

San Diego’s AMN Healthcare is not relocating to Dallas, ending speculation raised by the CEO’s new home and twin datelines.

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MappBio Wins Contract To Combat Viruses

San Diego’s MappBio recently received a $14.8 million contract to advance a treatment for Sudan virus.

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