BIOTECH: Firm Reports Selling 65 Million QuickVue Coronavirus Antigen Tests
Six days after the close of the year, diagnostic test maker Quidel Corp. (Nasdaq: QDEL) offered a preview of fourth quarter and annual financial results.
BIOTECH: Company Co-Founder Dr. Alain Baron Retires
San Diego-based Escient Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage company focused on discovering and developing therapies to address serious, unserved medical needs, has named Joshua Grass as the company’s new chief executive officer.
LIFE SCIENCES: Company’s Liquid Biopsy Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment
San Diego-based Nucleix, a company revolutionizing cancer treatment by detecting the disease earlier via liquid biopsy, has secured $55 million from a syndicate of leading life science investors in an oversubscribed financing round.
BIOTECH: Company Expanding Catalog of COVID-19 Tools for Researchers
San Diego-based Codex DNA (Nasdaq: DNAY), a pioneer in automated benchtop synthetic biology, has announced the release of a new full-length synthetic genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus for the highly mutated and contagious Omicron variant.
With the Arrival of Omicron, Pandemic’s Second Winter Takes on a Different Tone
As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 races across San Diego County infecting record numbers of residents, healthcare leaders are battling to keep their facilities staffed and fully operational.
BIOTECH: At Carlsbad Co., Life Sciences Meets Information Technology
Iridia Inc., a Carlsbad firm working to harness biology as a better way to store data, began the new year with another $6 million in venture funding.
Westmont Redevelops Former Seabreeze Farms Property
La Jolla-based Westmont Living is building a new senior living complex in Carmel Valley, its fifth in San Diego County.
HEALTHCARE: Will Oversee More Than 700 EMTs, Paramedics, Dispatchers
Kevin Mercer, who began his career with American Medical Response (AMR) as a field paramedic 27 years ago, has been named the company’s new director for the San Diego County/Imperial County region.
BIOTECH: Carlsbad Company Trialing COVID-19 Pill
Another one of San Diego’s promising young biotechs has gone public via Wall Street’s SPAC merger route. In late December, Carlsbad-based Pardes Biosciences merged with special purpose acquisition company FS Development Corp. II.
SOFTWARE: Firm’s Platform Provides Remote Healthcare Management Via TV
San Diego-based Independa, an award-winning TV-based platform providing remote engagement, education and tele-healthcare, is teaming up with South Korean electronics giant LG to launch the Independa Health Hub — an integrated ecosystem of health offerings.
HEALTHCARE: OmniSYS Deal Bolsters Link Between Providers and Payers
San Diego-based XIFIN has acquired OmniSYS, a leading provider of technology solutions for the retail pharmacy industry.
LIFE SCIENCE: First Software Acquisition for Swedish Firm
San Diego-based Biosero, a top provider of lab automation software, has been acquired by Swedish life science firm BICO for $165 million.
FINANCE: SeedFolio Fund 2 Raises $16M
SeedFolio, a new San Diego-based seed-stage venture capital firm launched in March 2021, is already well on its way to raising its first $20 million.
HEALTHCARE: Deal Highlights Red-Hot Diagnostics Sector
San Diego-based Quidel (NASDAQ: QDEL) has agreed to acquire Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Holdings (NASDAQ: OCDX) for $6 billion.
BIOTECH: Company Developing Treatments for Neurological, Inflammatory Diseases
San Diego-based biotech company Bloom Science has closed a $12 million Series A financing round with a syndicate of life science investors led by Leaps by Bayer, the impact investment arm of Bayer AG, and the ALS Investment Fund.