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Tri-City, County Agree on Mental Health Funding

MEDICINE: New Reimbursement Mechanism May Serve as Model for Other HospitalsA recent deal between Tri-City Medical Center and San Diego County could serve as a new model in funding mental health at hospitals, one potential solution to a strained psychiatric system.

Co. Cuts Jobs, Sees Stock Plummet Following Weak Results

Brain Cancer Combo Didn’t Outperform Chemo

Tocagen is set to slash its workforce by 65% after its brain cancer therapy flopped in a late-stage clinical trial.

Executive Q&A: Joe Panetta, CEO, Biocom

Joe Panetta has served as president and CEO of Biocom since 1999. Biocom is an association for life science companies and service providers.

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Exec Q&A: Andrew Lukowiak, CEO, Millennium Health

Andrew Lukowiak is CEO of Millennium Health, an accredited specialty laboratory with over a decade of experience in medication monitoring and drug testing services.

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Connect Names Finalists for Most Innovative Products Awards

21 companies will compete for the title of "Most Innovative" in December.

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Prometheus Spinoff Seeks Regulatory Approval for Diagnostic Device

ProciseDx, a spinoff of Prometheus Laboratories, is working on securing regulatory approval for its diagnostic tech in the U.S. and the E.U.

Illumina, PacificBio Extend Acquisition

San Diego Company to Provide Cash Payments in the Meantime

The deadline for Illumina Inc. to acquire Pacific Biosciences has been extended as a U.K. regulator continues to review the $1.2 billion deal.

Leadership Changes At Akcea Therapeutics Include New CEO

Ionis to Deepen Its Commitment to the Company

Akcea Therapeutics on Sept. 23 announced the departures of CEO Paula Soteropoulos, President Sarah Boyce and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Goldberg.

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Some Biotech Cos. Find Advantages They Need in S.D.

Talent Pool and Area’s Research Institutions Cited By Cos. Moving

DelMar Pharmaceuticals recently joined a short list of biotechs that moved to the region this year.

Co.’s Antifungal Success May Help Other Efforts

MEDICINE: Drug May Help In Bone Marrow Transplants

Antibiotic-resistant infections grab headlines.

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UCSD to Open School of Public Health

EDUCATION: It Will Aim for Greater Collaborative Efforts

UC San Diego has won approval for a school of public health that would connect its efforts in medicine, technology, data science and other fields.

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A Couple of Local Biotech Companies Make Key Financial Moves

Public Stock Offering Brings in $287.5M for Acadia Pharmaceuticals

San Diego biotech saw two major stock offerings and a loan agreement in the last week plus.

Pursuing ‘Untapped Biology,’ Boundless Bio Receives $46.4 Million

BIOTECH: Company Tackling ecDNA’s Role in Cancer Cells

Boundless Bio Inc. emerged Sept. 19 with $46.4 million in funding and a claim to new territory: extrachromosomal DNA.

Nine Female Led Startups Showed Innovation, Imagination

startups: Fintech Takes First; Others Include Healing, Sustainability and Travel

Nine female-led startups vied for the chance to win $5,000 at the Women’s Venture Summit Sept. 14.

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Three Executives Out at Akcea Therapeutics

Akcea Therapeutics on Sept. 23 announced the departure of CEO Paula Soteropoulos, president Sarah Boyce and chief operating officer Jeff Goldberg.

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