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Foundation Medicine Comes to Torrey Pines

Foundation Medicine, based in Cambridge, Mass., has signed a 10-year lease on a more-than 80,000-square-foot building in Torrey Pines, marking the company’s formal entry into the San Diego life-science market.

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Poseida Inks $110M Deal With Roche

PHARMA: ‘Huge’ News in Cell Therapy

Poseida Therapeutics, Inc.’s gene and cell therapy technology has been given “validation” by Big Pharma. On Aug. 3, the company announced it had entered into a broad strategic collaboration and license agreement with Roche worth a potential $6 billion.

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Halozyme Helps Speed Treatment for Cancer Patients

BIOPHARMA: Roche Study Using ENHANZE Shows Promise

San Diego-based Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. is achieving increasingly positive results – and industry partnerships -- for its proprietary ENHANZE technology, which speeds drug delivery to patients while also reducing the need for intravenous treatments.

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Bioterra HQ in Sorrento Mesa a First for Longfellow Partners

Longfellow Real Estate Partners is building its first ground-up life science building in San Diego with construction of the 320,000-square foot Bioterra building.

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PSYONIC Brings Advanced Bionics to San Diego

MEDTECH: Firm Taps into Local Military, Tech, Medical Sectors

PSYONIC, maker of the world’s most advanced bionic hand, is now headquartered in America’s Finest City.

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Palomar Building $100M Facility in Escondido

HEALTHCARE: New Behavioral Health Institute a Joint Venture

Palomar Health is planning to build a $100 million mental health hospital in Escondido.

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ResMed Buys German Firm

MEDTECH: Deal Boosts Sleep Portfolio

ResMed has acquired mementor, a Leipzig, Germany-based private firm that’s developed a digital therapy for insomnia delivered via an app.

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Geriatric Emergency Care Gets Boost in San Diego

Healthcare and civic leaders gathered on the UC San Diego campus Thursday to announce a medical milestone: all 18 eligible hospitals in San Diego County have an accredited Geriatric Emergency Department — also called a GED.

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Replay Launches With $55M Seed Round

BIOTECH: Company Expanding Genomic Medicine Capabilities

Replay, a biotech firm with dual headquarters in San Diego and London, has emerged from stealth with $55 million in seed financing to advance its platform for writing genomics and reprogramming biology.

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New Palomar Facility to Open in 2024

Palomar Health will close its 17-bed Gero-Psychiatric Unit (GPU) at Palomar Medical Center Poway on October 31. The move will allow the health system to focus on expanding services through its new behavioral health institute, scheduled to open in 2024.

Cibus Ready to Grow With Gene-Edited Seeds

BIOTECH: Company to Ship First Products

Cibus, a San Diego-based biotech specializing in gene-editing traits into crop seeds, is sprouted and ready to grow.

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Scripps’ Wong Awarded Prestigious Honor

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Scripps Research Professor Chi-Huey Wong, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis for his pioneering work in glycoscience — the study of complex sugars and their role in physiology and disease biology.

TCMC Building $20M Psychiatric Care Center

HEALTHCARE: New Facility OK’d in Oceanside

Tri-City Medical Center in partnership with San Diego County is building a $20 million acute psychiatric health center in the parking lot of Tri-City’s Oceanside hospital.

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Del Mar Heights Center Draws Life Science Tenants as Market Cools

Halozyme Therapeutics has leased 72,534 square feet of space in the Del Mar Corporate Center in Del Mar Heights Corporate owned by Kilroy Realty.

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HIV Research Breakthroughs at Salk, Scripps

LIFE SCIENCE: New Understandings of Virus Have Potential for Lucrative Therapies

Even though COVID gets most of the headline, researchers at both the Salk Institute and Scripps Research have made progress on a virus that still affects tens of millions of people globally – HIV.

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