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French Pharmaceutical Giant Partners with CureMatch

BIOTECH: Local Co. Gains Global Reach In Sales, MarketingCureMatch, a San Diego-based software startup that helps oncologists identify treatment options for patients, recently landed a big corporate partner.

Turning Point Therapeutics Seeks $100 Million in IPO

Cancer drugmaker Turning Point Therapeutics recently filed paperwork calling for a $100 million initial public offering.

New CEO Appointed at Epic Sciences

Lloyd Sanders, previously with Myriad Genetics, has joined Epic Sciences as CEO.

Cellular Treatments for Diabetes Get $80M

BIOTECH: ViaCyte Built Up IP, Absorbed Rivals

In 1998, researchers derived stem cells from human embryos for the first time. With the advance came the hope of curing Type 1 diabetes.

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SD 500: Jay Flatley

SD 500 recap: Jay Flatley is among the few CEOs who have successfully guided a life science company through landmark product development, commercialization and large-scale growth.

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PhaseBio Stock Jumps Following Good Results in Early-Stage Clinical Trials

PHARMA: Drug Used to Reverse Antiplatelet Activity

PhaseBio’s stock jumped March 18 after the company’s lead drug candidate showed promise in an early-stage clinical study.

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San Diego Co. Sees Increasing Demand for CBD Products

CV Sciences is cashing in on rising demand for cannabidiol, or CBD.

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Former NuVasive, GreatCall Executives Launch New San Diego Health Company

Former NuVasive CEO Gregory Lucier, GreatCall CFO Brian Berning and Chicago private equity firm GTCR are teaming up to start a new life sciences company in San Diego.

Sharp HealthCare Wins Hearst Prize for Palliative Care Program

A Sharp HealthCare program that delivers palliative care at home captured the 2019 Hearst Prize.

CureMetrix’s Mammogram Software Wins FDA Approval

CureMetrix got the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s blessing to market software that flags which mammograms raise suspicions of breast cancer.

SD 500: Magda Marquet

SD 500 recap: Magda Marquet is one of the architects of the local life science sector. She and her husband, Francois Ferre, co-founded Althea Technologies, which they built into the region’s largest contract manufacturer before selling it in 2014.

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PhaseBio Shares Rise on Clinical Study Data

PhaseBio’s stock jumped March 18 after the San Diego-based company’s lead drug candidate showed promise in an early-stage clinical study.

SD 500: David F. Hale

SD 500 recap: David Hale is CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures LLC, a private company focused on the formation and development of biotechnology, specialty pharma, diagnostic and medical device companies.

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Life Sciences Leasing Activity Finished Strong in Q4 of 2018

For San Diego life sciences the fourth quarter of 2018 was the strongest of the year from a leasing perspective.

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Midway Foundation Helps Military Families

The USS Midway Foundation announced that it awarded $10,000 to the San Diego Center for Children. The donation helps further implement the center’s Empowered Families program to better respond to the needs of families with a child suffering from a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder.

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