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West Health Investment Fund Sinks $7.5M into Reflexion Health

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 28th, 2014 .
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The Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund said it has invested $7.5 million in Reflexion Health, a San Diego startup developing a system that uses Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensing system to help…

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Calling All Angels: Practically Anyone Can Be an Angel Investor

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 26th, 2014 .
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I’m a big fan of angel investing. The thrill of helping innovative entrepreneurs launch their dreams is as exciting as anything I’ve ever done. I once heard someone say your life is divided into…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Digirad, AMN Healthcare, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 21st, 2014 .
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With the exception of a new buyout-focused diagnostics company, it seemed to be the week for relatively small deals for San Diego’s life sciences companies. Here’s my roundup. —Former Gen-Probe…

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Former Gen-Probe CEO Partners with PE Firm in Hunt for Buyout Deals

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 19th, 2014 .
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Carl Hull, who was Gen-Probe CEO when Bedford, MA-based Hologic agreed to pay $3.7 billion to acquire the San Diego diagnostics company in 2012, has embarked on a new venture backed by GTCR, the…

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Former Gen-Probe CEO Partners with PE Firm in Hunt for Buyout Deals

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 19th, 2014 .
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Carl Hull, who was Gen-Probe CEO when Bedford, MA-based Hologic agreed to pay $3.7 billion to acquire the San Diego diagnostics company in 2012, has embarked on a new venture backed by GTCR, the…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Zogenix, Ignyta, AnaptysBio, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 17th, 2014 .
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[Updated 3/18/14 10:05 am. See below.] Here is a quick rundown of the strategic partnerships, funding deals, clinical trials, and other developments that kept San Diego’s life sciences sector hopping…

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After Raising More Cash, PatientSafe Solutions Eyes Foreign Markets

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 14th, 2014 .
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PatientSafe Solutions, the digital health technology company based in San Diego, says it has inked a couple of deals that mark the company’s first move into markets outside the United States. The…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Acadia, Ignyta, Tracon, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 7th, 2014 .
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An ambitious bid to build the world’s biggest human genome sequencing operation in San Diego dominated the region’s life sciences news this week. Here are the details, along with other local…

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Farewell, Xconomy Readers. I’m Going to Climb a New Mountain

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 5th, 2014 .
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This is my last week on the job at Xconomy. After almost six years, I’m moving on. I’m going to finish writing a biography of Leroy Hood, the pioneer of high-speed DNA sequencing and genomic-based…

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San Diego’s Connect Names Pharma Executive Greg McKee as CEO

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 4th, 2014 .
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Connect, San Diego’s nonprofit program that supports technology innovation and entrepreneurship, today named Greg McKee, a healthcare and financial industry executive, as CEO. He is the fourth leader…

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