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the desired taste in drinks and foods with reduced sugar content.
—San Diego’s Peak Health Solutions, which provides health information management services to health plans and healthcare facilities, said it has acquired the assets of Health Data Essentials (HDE), a Baltimore, MD, consulting firm. HDE works with health care plans that contract with the federal Medicare program or state Medicaid programs. Financial terms were not disclosed. Peak, founded in 2004, provides risk-adjustment coding services to healthcare providers and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.
—San Diego’s Sequenom (Nasdaq: SQNM) said recently it had closed on $130 million in debt financing. The company plans to use proceeds from the deal to commercialize its diagnostic test for Down syndrome and other corporate purposes.