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Quidel posts strong first quarter

Quidel Corp. (Nasdaq: QDEL) reported that its first-quarter revenue improved by 31 percent while its year-over-year net income was significantly stronger this year than last.

BIOTECH

Salk scientists Ecker, O'Leary elected to AAAS

Salk Institute professors Joseph Ecker and Dennis O’Leary have been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS).

BIOTECH

Batu Biologics gets patent for cancer therapy

Locally based Batu Biologics has gained a U.S. patent for its tumor-killing peptide drug ImmXcyte. immune-oncology peptide technology.

GENERAL

UCSD Health, Scripps partner on hospice care

Senate Finance Committee takes 'fresh look' at medical device tax

MEDICAL

La Jolla Pharmaceutical adds four to board

BIOTECH

Illumina posts strong earnings again

BIOTECH

BioMed's investment rating improves

MANAGEMENT

Regen BioPharma adds 3 to board

GOVERNMENT

County to consider implementing Laura's Law for mental patients

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Large corporations lobby to change workers’ comp laws in all 50 states

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

Senate Finance Committee takes 'fresh look' at medical device tax

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.

UCSD Health, Scripps partner on hospice care

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.

Rise in biotech IPOs is ‘new normal’ for industry

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.

Bird flu outbreak hits millions of Iowa egg-laying hens

Many of the 3.8 million egg-laying hens in an Iowa flock probably have bird flu as the biggest single outbreak of the virus reported in the United States, and have added concerns that turkey and egg supplies will be hampered by the disease.

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April 24, 2015 -- San Diego’s business news has the One Paseo project going back to the City Council, and George Chamberlin writing about how Real Estate is the No. 1 investment for Americans right now.

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Swinerton Builders' Mike Casey on health care construction projects

April 21, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin speaks with Mike Casey, project executive with Swinerton Builders, about construction of health care facilities.

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