This report focuses on local health care and life science leaders, emerging technologies, facilities and a debate on new industry regulations.

  • California Western professor offers insight into future of health insurance reform

    The intersection between health law and public policy is often filled with political landmines and complex language that can be viewed as contradictory at best.

  • Study shows Medicaid kids are denied medical care

    CHICAGO — Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage, according to an undercover study that had researchers pose as parents of sick kids seeking an appointment with a specialist.

  • New rules to cut confusion on sunscreen claims

    WASHINGTON — Help is on the way to consumers confused by the jumble of sun protection numbers, symbols and other claims on sunscreens. Starting next summer, consumers can start looking for SPF 15 bottles with the label "broad spectrum" and feel confident they're being protected from an increased risk of cancer.

  • US plan aims to increase import safety

    WASHINGTON — U.S. food and drug regulators would share more information with their foreign counterparts as part of a multifaceted strategy to police the safety of millions of imported goods.

  • CBRE wins $1.1 million SF lab, office portfolio leasing assignment

    The San Diego office of Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis (NYSE: CBG) has won the leasing assignment for a 1,100,000 square foot, class A office and laboratory building portfolio owned by HCP, Inc.

  • Cushman & Wakefield Global Life Sciences Practice Group

    The Cushman & Wakefield Global Life Sciences Practice Group is San Diego County’s most experienced real estate team specializing exclusively in meeting the unique real estate needs of the area’s life science, pharmaceutical and cleantech companies.

  • Powering the medical industry

    Advances in health and science are continually taking place, which can sometimes blur the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Neal Electric works to design and build health and science facilities accordingly, envisioning and fostering collaboration that promotes transparency and cooperation across the board.

  • Dynalectric Company

    Health care -- its rising costs and economic impact -- is one of today’s hottest topics. It’s an arena in which Dynalectric is a leading player. The company has newly constructed, renovated and expanded various projects throughout the region for health care clients, ranging from established hospitals to medical office buildings and state-of-the-art outpatient facilities.

  • Cosmetics companies sued over 'organic' labels

    SAN FRANCISCO — An environmental group filed a lawsuit last week against 26 cosmetic companies, claiming they are improperly labeling products such as shampoo, facial washes and soaps as organic.

  • Weighing cancer risks, from cellphones to coffee

    You're sitting in a freshly drywalled house, drinking coffee from a plastic foam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk?

  • Local biotech's 2010 was 'mixed bag' of positive, negative results

    While San Diego’s biotechnology engine is home to 550 companies, has some 40,000 workers and has a $9.2 billion impact on the local economy, a report said it might not be getting the fuel it needs.

  • San Diego to get several new hospitals, medical facilities

    The San Diego health care landscape is going through some major renovations as most of the major providers are building new facilities.

  • Fragrances, food flavors are new biotech niche

    The outdoor scent in your laundry detergent. Air fresheners that bring an English garden into your home. Sweet-tasting children’s medicine. These elusive fragrances and flavors found in everyday household items are captured not from nature, but in the labs of biotech companies that develop and isolate a singular taste or smell.

Roundtables

Profiles

  • Acclaimed stem cell researcher sees a bright future for science

    World-renowned reproductive endocrinologist and board certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Samuel H. Wood is once again named as a listee in Marquis' 2011 Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, as well as Who's Who in Science and Engineering for his work in embryonic stem cell research and innovations with in vitro fertilization.

  • Renowned expert on bone health says osteoporosis is ‘silent killer’

    One out of three older men and one out of five older women with hip fractures end up dying within just one year of the injury. This is because the average age when people have hip fractures is in their 80s, so surgery to repair a hip is either not advisable or often leads to complications like pneumonia.

  • Famed UCSD neuroscientist puts his mind to problems big and small

    San Diego neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran has had no shortage of accolades for his work. He’s earned praised from world leaders and Nobel laureates, has been profiled in The New Yorker and Newsweek, and has been called the “Marco Polo of neuroscience” by famed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

  • ResMed director develops iPhone app to diagnose common sleep disorder

    Drew Terry, senior director of product marketing for respiratory care at ResMed, did not start off in the medical devices industry, but is glad he has ended up there because it allows him to engage with what drives him – innovation.

National News

  • Study shows Medicaid kids are denied medical care

    CHICAGO — Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage, according to an undercover study that had researchers pose as parents of sick kids seeking an appointment with a specialist.

  • New rules to cut confusion on sunscreen claims

    WASHINGTON — Help is on the way to consumers confused by the jumble of sun protection numbers, symbols and other claims on sunscreens. Starting next summer, consumers can start looking for SPF 15 bottles with the label "broad spectrum" and feel confident they're being protected from an increased risk of cancer.

  • US plan aims to increase import safety

    WASHINGTON — U.S. food and drug regulators would share more information with their foreign counterparts as part of a multifaceted strategy to police the safety of millions of imported goods.

  • Cosmetics companies sued over 'organic' labels

    SAN FRANCISCO — An environmental group filed a lawsuit last week against 26 cosmetic companies, claiming they are improperly labeling products such as shampoo, facial washes and soaps as organic.

  • Weighing cancer risks, from cellphones to coffee

    You're sitting in a freshly drywalled house, drinking coffee from a plastic foam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk?

Archived Reports

Who's Who in Health & Life Sciences - 2012

This report focuses on local health care and life science leaders and emerging technologies.

Who's Who in Health & Life Sciences - 2010

This annual report focuses on local health care and life science leaders, emerging treatments, programs and facilities.

Who's Who in Health & Life Sciences - 2009

This annual publication recognizes some of the local leaders and innovators in these two competitive industries.