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Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) announced Friday that it has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for one of its patent applications.

Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. and its advanced regenerative medicine business units reported on Thursday their corporate development activities through the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

Consumers and those outside the health care system will be the ones to spur change in the "giant blind spot” that exists over the current medical industry, said panelists at an Association for Corporate Growth discussion.

With technology constantly improving, medical centers under construction face an unwelcome possibility: the hugely expensive projects could be outdated as soon as they open. At a recent roundtable discussion at The Daily Transcript and sponsored by Hensel Phelps, executives discussed construction in the health care sector.

Independa, a San Diego-based integrated community engagement and remote care technology company, was awarded a CES Innovation Award in the "Tech for a Better World" category for its platform to benefit senior citizens through a connected, TV-based interface that caregivers and family can monitor health metrics on.

San Diego-based GenomeDx Biosciences expanded its research agreement with the Mayo Clinic to initiate a validation study to expand the use of the Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier, a genomic test capable of predicting metastatic prostate cancer for use in prostate biopsy specimens.

Aethlon Medical Inc. (OTC: AEMD) will present treatment data from the administration of its Hemopurifier therapy to a patient infected with Ebola virus on Friday at the American Society of Nephrology's annual meeting.

Scripps Health celebrated the grand opening of the Donald P. and Darlene V. Shiley Musculoskeletal Center at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla Thursday.

Two researchers at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego were among a group of 50 cancer scientists to be awarded a piece of more than $15 million in V Foundation for Cancer Research grant money.

San Diego-based Youngevity International Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) announced Wednesday the opening of its distribution and sales support center in Moscow.

The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla today will highlight its advances against Ebola and the HIV virus at an afternoon press conference.

Health care has become one of the largest job sectors in the local economy, employing more than 121,000 and representing 9 percent of the county's labor force, according to a report released Thursday by the National University System Institute for Policy Research.

Under pressure from the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and insurers have embarked on a wave of mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances designed to help them remain more competitive, according to local health care industry leaders who participated in a roundtable discussion earlier this month at The Daily Transcript.

Avacen Medical announced that one of its medical devices received clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Targeson Inc., a developer of microsphere agents for functional and molecular ultrasound imaging, announced Monday that it's been selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health Regulatory Training Track of the Commercialization Assistance Program.

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will be joined by some of his teammates next week in trading footballs for golf balls for a day at the Kaiser Permanente Second Annual Ryan Mathews Golf Tournament.

San Diego-based Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved new contract manufacturing facilities for the production of Hylenex recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection).

The first remote mobile communications device used for continuous glucose monitoring has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Pathway Genomics Corp. has released an app that allows existing patients to view genetic results on mobile devices.

Two years ago, the area surrounded by biotech offices in Torrey Pines Science Park was a parking lot. Now, the lush green space is an oasis for employees, a nature classroom and a supplier for a campus restaurant.

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