SD HEALTHCARE

Aethlon Medical Appoints Interim CEO

Aethlon Medical, a San Diego company, named Timothy Rodell as interim CEO, it was announced Dec. 13.

New Accelerator Marries San Diego’s Strengths in Life Sciences, Software

Nex3 will launch a new digital health accelerator in San Diego.

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Local Strengths Like Genetics, Big Data and Talent Power Agbio Scene

Technology, Talent Keep Area’s Agriculture Growing Strong

Decades ago on North County farms, the Ecke family turned the poinsettia into a top-selling Christmas plant. From former Ecke land, Cibus again wants to put the region on the map.

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Seven San Diego Companies went Public in 2018

San Diego saw seven IPOs in 2018, largely dominated by life sciences companies.

Neurocrine’s Tourette Syndrome Drug Misses Primary Goal

San Diego-based Neurocrine’s drug for Tourette syndrome failed to meet its primary goal in a mid-stage clinical trial, the company reported Dec. 12.

Following the Local Biotech VC Funding Trail

The San Diego Business Journal frequently chronicles local funding rounds and the big dreams that accompany them. But what about the largest venture capital sources locally?

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House Bill Would Further Delay Medical Device Tax

Recently proposed legislation would further push back a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device makers, San Diego’s ResMed, NuVasive and Ra Medical Systems among them.

Healthcare District Dumps At-Large Elections

HEALTH: Grossmont Makes Move; Palomar Considers Election Change

Under the threat of a lawsuit from a Malibu attorney, one San Diego hospital district is moving to a new type of election system, while another will consider doing so.

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Pfizer Move to Transfer 100 Jobs to San Diego

Pharmaceutical behemoth Pfizer is set to close a South San Francisco site and relocate 100 jobs to its research and development campus in La Jolla.

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Report: Human Longevity’s Valuation Falls 80%

Human Longevity Inc.’s latest valuation: $310 million, down more than 80 percent from early 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Oxeia Leading the Pack on Potential Concussion Treatments

Oxeia Leading the Pack on Potential Concussion Treatments

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Concentration Of Precision Health Companies

Precision health factors in a person’s genes, medical history, environment and more for diagnosis and treatment.

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LunaDNA Launches Platform Giving Shares for DNA Data

LunaDNA’s first-of-its-kind platform giving shares for contributing DNA data got approval earlier this week from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ionis’ ALS Drug Candidate Nets $35M Payment from Biogen

Biogen exercised a licensing option and will pay Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals $35 million for a drug candidate aimed at amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

ViaCyte Gets $80M Series D For Pursuit of Diabetes Cure

ViaCyte recently hauled in an $80 million Series D round to advance therapies that the company called a potential “functional cure” for Type 1 diabetes patients.

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