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Pilot Program Reduces Bill for Highest-Cost Patients

HEALTHCARE: Presidium Health Teams with CHG for Concierge Care

To improve outcomes for the most challenged residents in our communities, San Diego-based Presidium Health is taking on the 1%.

Carlsbad Chamber Names TCMC Large 'Business of the Year'

Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) was named 'Business of the Year' in the Large Company category at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce's 2022 CBAD Awards, held earlier this month (May 20) at The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa.

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Radicle Science Retools Clinical Trials for Wellness Products

HEALTHTECH: Company Founded to Address Cannabis Efficacy Testing

Wellness products like CBD oil or valerian root are used by millions of people for various health benefits, but official proof of their effectiveness has long been a frustration of producers and consumers alike. San Diego startup Radicle Science has come up with a solution.

St. Paul’s Nets Big Donation

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St. Paul’s Senior Services has received a $500,000 donation from Community Congregational Development Corp (CDCC) that will help fund renovations to St. Paul’s Manor, an independent living community in Banker’s Hill.

Prometheus Moves to Torrey Pines

BIOTECH: Rapid Growth Follows IPO

Prometheus Bioscience has moved into nearly 28,000 square feet of lab and office space at The Muse, a 180,000-square-foot life science campus in Torrey Pines.

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BARDA Taps Jumpcode for Pathogen Detection Program

BIOTECH: Platform Isolates Pathogens in Sequencing Workflows

Detecting and responding to unknown pathogens will be key in stopping the next pandemic.

Aspen Neuroscience Raises $147.5M in Series B Round

BIOTECH: Starting Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Stem Cell Therapy

San Diego-based Aspen Neuroscience, Inc. announced a Series B financing round of $147.5 million on May 9 to further advance its treatment of Parkinson’s disease using autologous stem cell therapies.

CB Therapeutics on the Move

REAL ESTATE: Biotech Builds New 16K SF Headquarters

The story of a successful company starting out in someone’s garage has become so hackneyed it’s hard to believe anymore. Believe it in the case of CB Therapeutics.

Palomar Ranked Among Top Spine Surgery Hospitals

Palomar Medical Center Escondido ranks among the top 5 in California for spine surgery according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physician and health systems.

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Illumina, Deerfield Ink Drug Development Deal

PHARMA: Partnership to Take Genomics Approach to Discovery

Illumina, Inc. is expanding its reach into drug discovery and development. On May 5, the San Diego DNA sequencing giant announced a partnership with New York-based healthcare investment management firm Deerfield Management to apply a genetic-led approach to develop novel therapies for diseases with unmet medical needs.

Palomar Health Makes Newsweek's List of Best Maternity Hospitals

Palomar Health has made Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals 2022. The prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc.

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TCMC Wins 23 Health Care Communicators Awards

Oceanside-based Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) took home 23 trophies, including the prestigious Best in Show award, at the Health Care Communicators of Southern California’s Finest Awards late last week.

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ALS Fiesta Scheduled for May 18 at Valley View Casino & Hotel

The ALS Association of San Diego will host its 7th annual ALS Fiesta on Wednesday, May 18 at Valley View Casino & Hotel. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

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Lineage Unveils Cell Programs

BIOTECH: Inks $670M Deal to Bolster Pipeline

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is rapidly expanding its cell therapy pipeline. In late March, the company announced a new investigational product candidate – an auditory neuronal cell transplant for the treatment of hearing loss, with an initial focus on the treatment of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorders.

Neurocrine Leases Huge New Campus

LIFE SCIENCES: New Headquarters in Carmel Valley

In what has been billed as one of the biggest life science leases ever for the San Diego County market, Neurocrine Biosciences has leased 535,000 square feet of space in a Carmel Valley campus that is still under construction. The location will become the company’s new corporate headquarters.

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