SD HEALTHCARE

StemoniX’s Growth Pushes It Into New Larger Facility

Its microOrgan Platform Provides More Human-Like Testing Opportunities

StemoniX — a San Diego biotech that grows micro organs from stem cells for drug testing — moved into a larger research facility this month.

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UC Board of Regents To Receive $50M in Settlement From USC

It Was Alleged That School Poached Research Program; USC Admits Ethics Lapses

The University of Southern California will pay UC San Diego $50 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged USC improperly commandeered an Alzheimer’s

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Parkinson’s Disease Drug from Neurocrine Accepted for U.S. Review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will consider giving marketing approval to Neurocrine Biosciences’ drug for Parkinson’s disease.

Illumina Shares Fall on Lower Revenue Expectations

Illumina’s stock fell 16% in after-hours trading after the company reduced its revenue expectations for the second quarter and the rest of 2019.

Scripps-Led Effort Receives $129M Grant for HIV Vaccine

An international partnership led by Scripps Research on July 10 pulled in a $129 million grant to bring a potential HIV vaccination into clinical testing.

Ra Medical Addresses Manufacturing Issues

BIOTECH: Legal Battle Is Ahead For Company

After a $66.3 million initial public offering in September of 2018, Ra Medical Systems has tumbled.

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Dementia Work Earns Bioengineer Recognition

Hsu Expands Gene Editing To RNA

A bioengineer at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies who is redirecting gene-editing technology to target dementia has been named toMIT Technology Review’s annual list of Innovators Under 35.

Conditions Improve for Proton Therapy Center

Facility Sees Uptick in Patients, Evolving Insurance Status

San Diego’s only proton therapy center has reported higher patient volumes following a campaign to reach more oncology practices and insurers slowly coming around to the cancer treatment.

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Prometheus Laboratories Acquired, Set to Lay off 72 Employees

San Diego subsidiary Prometheus Laboratories is slated to lay off 72 workers after being acquired by local company Precision IBD.

Conditions Improve for Proton Therapy

health: Facility Sees Uptick in Patients, Evolving Insurance Status

San Diego’s only proton therapy center has reported higher patient volumes following a campaign to reach more oncology practices and insurers slowly coming around to the cancer treatment.

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Binational Care Deal Failed To Materialize

SIMNSA Had Tapped Scripps as a Consultant

Scripps Health is no longer partnering on a Mexican hospital geared toward cross-border care.

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Mirati Therapeutics Raises $234.3M in Public Stock Offering

Funds to Advance Lung Cancer Drug And Other Programs

Mirati Therapeutics Inc. has fresh funding to push its pipeline forward.

CureMatch Brings New First On Board Company

New Position Ensures Compliance in Technology

CureMatch, a San Diego startup that uses algorithms to match patients with cancer treatments, is building out its executive team. The company hired first Chief Technical Officer, Viktor Novy.

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Progenity Partners with Hospital to Develop Preterm Birth Test

San Diego-based Progenity is partnering with NYU Winthrop Hospital to develop a test to determine the risk of preterm birth.

Immunicom Takes in $11M Series B Round

San Diego’s Immunicom captured an $11 million series B round to fund clinical testing of its device for cancer.