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Medical Tourism Still Needs A Shot in the Arm

A medical tourism campaign touting San Diego’s hospitals, genomics companies and sunny weather is trying to find its groove.

Life Science Funding Shows Increase in Most Rounds

Financing rounds since 2013 have grown larger in San Diego life sciences. A look at annual median deal size shows an increase, from early-stage seed financing to Series A, C and D rounds. Only Series B rounds have remained flat in recent years.

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Aristea Therapeutics Launches with $15M Round

Aristea Therapeutics emerged Dec. 18 with a $15 million series A round and mission revolving around inflammatory diseases.

Evofem’s Stock Rises on Positive Late-Stage Trial Data

Shares of Evofem rose on Dec. 17 after the company reported that its birth control gel worked as intended in late-stage clinical trials.

Former Ignyta Talent Launch Erasca with $42M Round

Serial biotech entrepreneur Jonathan Lim is back at it.

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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Epipen Alternative to Bring Good News to Price Sensitive Users

Adamis Pharmaceuticals’ epipen alternative will launch nationally in the first quarter of next year, the company said in a recent update.

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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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