Monday, September 25, 2017
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Names Executive
Irvine-based pharmaceuticals developer Aerie Pharmaceuticals, which is developing treatments for glaucoma and other eye diseases, said today that it has named Shiela Elliott as its Western Regional Director of Medical Science Liaisons. Elliott has previously served at such companies as Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and ThromboGenics.

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PatientSafe Solutions Raises $25M
San Diego-based PatientSafe Solutions, a developer of mobile software used for clinical workflow and communications in healthcare organizations, has raised $25M more in a funding round, the company said this morning. The funding was led by HighBar Partners, and also included Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Camden Partners, Psilos Group, and TPG. The company said the funding will go to further scale operations, accelerate sales, and other efforts. Si Luo is President and CEO of PatientSafe.

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NantKwest Names New Board Director
Culver City-based immunotherapy developer NantKwest, one of the companies run by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, says that it has named Fred Driscoll, the former Chief Financial Officer of Flexion Therapeutics, to its board. According to NantKwest, Driscoll is taking the position that is being vacated by Richard Kusserow. Kusserow served as CFO of Flexion Therapeutics from 2013 until earlier this year, when he retired, and also served at Novavax, Genelabs, Astraris, OXiGENE, and Collage (More info...)

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AdGreetz Powers Personalized Ads For Flipkart
Los Angeles-based personalized advertising technology developer AdGreetz has been powering personalized ads for Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, according to AdGreetz. According to AdGreetz, which is led by Eric Frankel, has been deploying its personalized ads on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Google AdWords for Flipkart as part of "Big Billion Days", which AdGreetz said is the Indian equivalent of Cyber Monday in the United States. AdGreetz said the campaign delivered 100,000 plus personaliz (More info...)

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Source Photonics Expands In China
West Hills-based Source Photonics, a developer of Indium Phosphide lasers and components for the optical communications market, said today that it is in an expansion in China, and is opening up a new optical laser facility in the country. Source Photonics said the new facility will be established in Jintan, China, and will double its output of its InP lasers and other equipment. The new facility is in the Jintan Economic Development zone. Source Photonics--which is led by CEO Doug Wright, and ba (More info...)

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