LEGAL: Patent Infringement Case Over Prenatal Testing
A federal jury in San Francisco awarded Illumina $26.7 million in a lawsuit accusing Ariosa Diagnostics of infringing on patents, a decision that could bolster Illumina’s strong position in the prenatal testing market.
Thomas Buchholz, a physician, researcher and scholar, has been named medical director of the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center.
MEDICINE: New Approach Includes Preemptive Efforts, Changes in Treatments
San Diego health systems have sought to lessen opioid prescriptions, from emergency rooms to cancer care.
The San Diego genomics company posted fourth quarter revenue of $778 million, a 26 percent year-over-year increase.
Skaggs family foundations contributed a lead gift toward a $100 million campaign to establish fellowships for all students of The Scripps Research Institute’s graduate program.
Opioid Crisis Has Cos. Looking to Develop Safer Treatments
Some San Diego pharma and biotechs are rushing to market with alternatives to opioids, dependence on which mushroomed into a national health epidemic.
A federal jury in San Francisco awarded Illumina $26.7 million in a lawsuit accusing Ariosa Diagnostics, now owned by Roche, of infringing on two Illumina prenatal testing patents.
Palomar Health in North County has laid off 42 employees as part of a reorganization, citing a shifting health care landscape locally and nationally.
Under the deal, Reflexion’s FDA-cleared digital system, Vera, will be used as part of Greensboro’s postoperative rehabilitation program for total-joint replacement patients.
Dr. Alexander Khalessi has been tapped as chair of the Neurosurgery Department at UC San Diego Health.
The pledge is part of the nonprofit’s $37 million centennial fundraising campaign.
Property: Local Developer a Contender For Escondido Campus
North County developer Integral Communities appears to be in talks with Palomar Health to redevelop a hospital campus that’s been a landmark of downtown Escondido since the 1950s.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group said on Jan. 25 that it acquired assets of Toronto-based Xagenic Inc.
Dr. Divina Grossman, who has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, is the new president of the University of St. Augustine for Health Services.
CONSTRUCTION: Difficulties Abound in Medical Environment
Hospital earthquake planning has kept firms in San Diego like Degenkolb Engineers busy in recent years, the result of seismic retrofit deadlines drawing nearer.