SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

Educational Leadership

Dr. Susan Topham has been selected by the San Diego Community College District as its vice chancellor of education services.

Agragene Annouces $4M in Additional Funding

AGRICULTURE: New Investment Again Comes from Ospraie Ag Science

The agriculture-tech sector is growing and Agragene Inc. is attracting attention from investors.

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Airport Accelerator Recruits Fifth Group

Five Startup Companies Will Be Selected for Program

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is seeking the fifth cohort for its Airport Innovation Lab, a startup accelerator program that it launched in 2018.

UC San Diego Uses Tech to Slow COVID-19 Cases

EDUCATION: Bluetooth Technology Tracks Cases, Notifies and Maintains Privacy

On Sept. 11, California gave University of California San Diego and University of California San Francisco the green light to launch its cellphone-based COVID-19 notification system pilot test to help better control COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Pirch Leases Oceanside Warehouse Space

Lease is for 67,913 square feet

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Kearny Mesa Medical Center Sold

Remodeling planned

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City of Oceanside Awarded $69M for Pure Water Project

The funding will be used to finance nearly half of the city’s $158 million Pure Water Oceanside project, to be completed in 2022.

Birch Aquarium Makes STEM Approachable for Students

EDUCATION: Virtual Youth and School Group Programs Cater to Multiple Ages

Inspired by the success of its Virtual Summer Learning Adventure Camps, which served 1,361 students, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has launched a couple of new online education offerings catering to both teachers and parents.

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Mission Edge Selects 9 Startups

Organization Has Worked With Over 125 Nonprofits

Mission Edge, a San Diego nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofit organizations and social enterprises maximize their impact, has accepted nine early stage companies for its City Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL) virtual accelerator program.

Custom Content: Taking the Leap

Advice on navigating the journey from academia to start-up from JLABS @ San Diego’s Sanjay Mistry

Advice on navigating the journey from academia to start-up from JLABS @ San Diego’s Sanjay Mistry

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6 New Restaurants Opening at UCSD

Plant Power, Fan-Fan, Tahini Slated to Open by Early 2021

The University of California San Diego is adding a heapful of restaurant options to San Diego’s already robust food and beverage scene.

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Damaris Express Launches Online Reservations

TRANSPORTATION: CBX Shuttle Company Expanding Reach

Since launching in 2016, Damaris Express Inc., the Otay Mesa-headquartered ground transportation provider, relied on walk-up customers.

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San Diego Zoo Global Takes Fundraiser Virtual

For First Time in its 36-Year History, Gala Event is held online

Since 1984, San Diego Zoo Global has hosted its “Rendezvous in the Zoo” (R.I.T.Z.) celebratory and fundraiser gala at the peak of summer, held at the San Diego Zoo and attended by roughly 1,000 guests at up to $500/per ticket.

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General Dynamics NASSCO Gets $35.6M Deal to Expand Berthing on Sea Bases

RQ Construction to Build Child Development Center at Miramar Base

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in July, August and September. The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $35.6 million modification to a previously awarded contract.

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San Diego Symphony Appoints Two Senior Managers

Myra Garcia is its new vice president of institutional advancement, and Craig Hall is vice president of marketing and communications.

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Bankers Hill Building Sold For $3.9M

Fronts Balboa Park

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Remaining Stake in Akcea

BIOTECH: Boston Co. Was Spun Out of Ionis, Had IPO in 2017

Ionis Pharmaceuticals plans to acquire the remaining stake in Akcea Therapeutics that it does not already own for approximately $500 million cash.

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Biota Technology Maximizes Performance

TECH: Co. Has 20 Customers Using Environmental Genomics

San Diego startup Biota Technology Inc., which uses DNA sequencing and data science to improve the economics and sustainability of energy production, has launched its environmental genomics platform to an expanded market base.

Dexcom Sees Return in Demand

Co. Reported 34% Revenue Jump Year Over Year Despite COVID-19

Dexcom Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), which makes continuous glucose monitors, posted strong revenue and earnings for its fiscal second quarter for its continuous glucose monitors.

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Longfellow Expands San Diego Holdings

Acquires Three-Building Creekside Office Campus in Sorrento Valley

Longfellow Real Estate Partners has acquired a three-building Creekside office campus in Sorrento Valley as the Boston-based firm further expands its San Diego holdings with more purchases likely.

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