The Conrad Prebys Foundation Approves $1M Grant for Tri-City Hospital

Tri-City Medical Center is home to acclaimed emergency room-based programs in heart attack and stroke care.

INOVIO Gets Authorization for Phase 3 Trials of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

BIOTECH: Brazil’s Regulatory Agency Gives the Co. Green Light

INOVIO received authorization from Brazil's ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária) to initiate a global Phase 3 efficacy trial for INO-4800, its DNA vaccine candidate for COVID-19.

Artiva Biotherapeutics Announces New San Diego Facility

BIOTECH: R&D and GMP Manufacturing Center to Open in 2022

Artiva Biotherapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company developing off-the-shelf, allogeneic, natural killer (NK) cell-based therapies, will establish a 52,000 square foot research and manufacturing center at its San Diego headquarters.

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ResMed Reports $3.2 Billion in Revenue

BIOTECH: Demand Growing; New Product Launched

ResMed, the leading global manufacturer in sleep apnea therapy, reported their Q4 earnings on Aug. 5 and recorded $876.1 million in revenue.

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San Diego-based BioSurplus Merges to Form Copia Scientific

BioSurplus CEO to become head of the combined company

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Illumina Moves Forward with Acquisition of GRAIL

GRAIL will remain a separate and independent unit, pending ongoing regulatory and legal review

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Helping the Life Science Industry Accelerate R&D

San Diego’s Biotech Boom Backed By Research Institutions and Contract Organizations

Local life science companies big and small have been going public and securing funding to advance their research and drug pipelines in what could be described as a biotech boom.

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Coming to Coronado

SDBJ Insider

Life Itself, a three-night retreat bringing together more than 50 speakers from disciplines who intersect in the fields of health and medicine has announced its 2021 location as the Hotel Del Coronado.

Illumina Sees Record Growth

BIOTECH: Co. Pulls in $1.13 Billion in Q2

Illumina, a leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, posted a record $1.13 billion in revenue during its second quarter, largely driven by growing demand for DNA sequencing technology.

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Genomatica Raises $118M Series C

BIOTECH: Co. Seeks to Scale Sustainable Materials Business

Genomatica, a biotechnology company has closed $118 million in Series C funding to accelerate the commercialization of its suite of sustainable materials.

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Blue Shield Provides $500K to Develop Mental Health Workforce

HEALTHCARE: Program Helping Disadvantaged Young People Explore Careers in Psychological Wellness

Blue Shield of California dedicated $500,000 to support local mental health organizations such as National Alliance on Mental Illness in San Diego (NAMI San Diego) to develop a more diverse workforce.

Executive Q&A: Michelle D. Gonzalez – President and CEO, TrueCare

HEALTHCARE: Enhancing the Patient Care Experience

Michelle Gonzalez, president and CEO of TrueCare has deep roots in the organization. She started as a program coordinator almost 20 years ago.

Engrail Therapeutics Extends Series A to $64 Million

Series A funding round led by Nan Fung Life Sciences (NFLS)

Turquoise Health Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding

BIOTECH: Co. Developing Healthcare Price Transparency Platform

Local startup, Turquoise Health, raised $5 million in seed funding to back its healthcare price transparency and provider-payer contract negotiation platform that generates cost certainty for patients.

Thermo Fisher Expands Operation

Renovation Completed on Carlsbad Building

Thermo Fisher Scientific has completed renovating a 67,000 square foot building on its Carlsbad campus at 5791 Van Allen Way that will expand the company’s clinical and commercial capabilities for manufacturing plasmid DNA.

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