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When Hanna Gregor got a call from a friend in San Diego who was in need of a business partner to launch a new juice company, she was up for the task.

San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE) has formed a wholly owned subsidiary, TNK Therapeutics Inc. This subsidiary will focus on developing chimeric antigen receptor tumor-attacking Neukoplast as well as other complementary cellular and immunotherapies targeting both solid tumors and hematological malignancies.

HedgePath Pharmaceuticals Inc., (OTCQB: HPPI) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and plans to commercialize innovative therapeutics for patients with cancer, has entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) under which Mayne Pharma will invest $2.5 million in HedgePath in a private common stock and warrant financing.

The nonprofit St. Paul's Senior Services is nearing completion of a senior living residence and community in Chula Vista.

San Diego’s Aethlon Medical reported that the Medical Devices Bureau of Health Canada approved a clinical study protocol to treat Ebola patients with Aethlon’s Hemopurifier.

The term “social climber” will take on new meaning and fitness enthusiasts will have a new place to hang out, quite literally, in Mission Valley when construction is completed this fall on the new $5 million Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center.

The 40-year-old affordable housing development hugging the edges of downtown and Bankers Hill on Third Avenue near Date Street is in transition.

Local philanthropists Gary and Mary West have been named as this year's winners of the Herb Klein Civic Leadership Award, given by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to improving San Diego.

UCSD and the construction management firm Kitchell have built a new two-story 40,000-square-foot central utilities plant to replace the old plant and provide power to the new hospitals and future medical facilities.

Carlsbad's Alphatec Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine Inc., has appointed Donald A. Williams as a member of its board of directors, effectively immediately.

The board of directors at the Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District in Brawley this week unanimously voted to pursue an affiliation arrangement with San Diego's Scripps Health.

Digital health has been a steadily growing segment of the venture capital market, claiming more than 10 percent of the $40 billion in venture funds invested in the United States last year.

Look around and it's apparent health care construction in San Diego is, well, still looking pretty healthy.

San Diego saw marked improvement in air quality based on three measures in the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2015, reaching its best levels yet.

As the owner of a barber shop and a taxi business in Honduras, Jamie Joel Bautista faced extortion attempts by hired guns tied to local police forces.

On March 13, the city of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District sued agrochemical giant Monsanto and two related companies for their role in polluting the bay with polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly called PCBs.

Workers’ compensation laws are changing in parts of the Midwest and Southern regions of the country and could also be amended in California.

The Senate Committee on Finance's Subcommittee on Healthcare took up the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices and the Senate bill to repeal it Thursday.

UC San Diego Health System and Scripps Health this week entered a five-year partnership to provide improved continuity of patient care, as well as training and research in hospice care and palliative medicines aimed at relieving the pain or symptoms of patients suffering chronic diseases.

Last year was the strongest period for biotech startups in San Diego County for nearly a decade, with seven initial public offerings raising $416 million on the stock market and venture capitalists spending $805 million to help more companies get off the ground.

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