SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

OncoSec Appoints New COO/CFO

Sara M. Bonstein has been named the new chief operating officer and chief financial officer of San Diego-based OncoSec Medical.

Work & Progress

Construction Co.’s Culture Creates Value Proposition for Clients and Employees

In an industry that has failed to attract women in significant numbers, Johnson & Jennings General Contracting stands out.

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SDBJ INSIDER: Space Warfare At Convention Centers In Calif.

Comic-Con’s invasion of San Diego for the 49th time this week will essentially kick off the public campaign to expand the San Diego Convention Center by more than 300,000 square feet at a cost of about $685 million.

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EvoNexus Adds 6 Execs to Board of Directors

EvoNexus, the startup incubator with an office in La Jolla, recently announced the addition of six executives to its board of directors.

Compostable Cutlery Aims to Serve Diners and the Environment

DINING: Co. to Open Local Plant; Pricing May Be Challenge

It wasn’t until March of this year, after introducing his creation at the Natural Products Expo West, a natural, organic and healthy goods event in Anaheim, that Zhicong “Zack” Kong, CEO and founder of TwentyFifty Fork, a compostable cutlery company, decided to speed up plans to begin mass manufacturing his natural grain-based fork.

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Kratos Announces Foreign Task Orders, Contract Win

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced the receipt of multiple contracts on July 16.

Escondido Office/Industrial Building Sold For Nearly $4.9M

Building includes creative office space.

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Carlsbad-Based TC Technology Acquired By SSP Innovations

TCT president Jason Linley becomes SSP's director of mobile product management.

Irras Device Wins FDA Approval

Irras Ab, which is legally headquartered in Stockholm but with the bulk of operations in La Jolla, won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its flagship device that reduces the chances of infection while helping doctors lessen pressure at the site of trauma.

Management Co. Guides Gamers in Business Arena

SERVICE: Analytics Used To Structure Streamers’ Pricing Models

A management agency based in Point Loma represents more than 40 people who play video games on the Amazon-owned platform Twitch while fans watch.

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Other Blood Testing Cos. Avoid Taint of Theranos

DEVICES: Scandal Brings Welcome Scrutiny to Sector

Genalyte can run tests on drops of blood, often delivering results in only 15 minutes. The goal? Disrupt lab testing. This may sound familiar — and not in a good way.

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Human Longevity Names Interim CEO

David Karow was recently named CEO of Human Longevity, which comes after Craig Venter announced his retirement from the role on May 24.

Chula Vista Industrial Building Sold For $2.2M

Building is on a one-acre site.

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Carlsbad-Based Specialized Food Distributor Good Source Solutions Acquired

Acquired company generates more than $200 million in annual revenue from customers including educational, correctional and healthcare facilities.

NASSCO Dry Dock Floods Unexpectedly

Workers at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard are cleaning up after one of its dry docks flooded unexpectedly on July 11.

Del Mar Mixed Use Project Sold For $27.5M

Renovations planned for Polo Plaza.

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Business Events Calendar for Week of July 16, 2018

Business events scheduled in the county.

Q2 Life Sciences Investment Hits Record $427.5M

FINANCE: Ansun Led the Way With $85M Series A

It’s another record-setting quarter. Investment in San Diego-based life sciences companies hit a record high $427.5 million in the second quarter of 2018, according to a July CBRE Group Inc. report. This figure beat the preceding quarter’s $417.9 million in investment, which was a record at the time, and represents a 32 percent year-over-year jump.

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SD 500: Mission Federal CEO Continues National Role

Items of interest about people in 2018 The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders:

Debra Schwartz, president and CEO of Mission Federal Credit Union, has been re-elected to the board of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions for a third three-year term.

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New Cali Bamboo CEO Wants to Keep Growing

RETAIL: He Says He Might Have Platform for $1B Company

You can call bamboo wood or you can call it grass. Cali Bamboo continues to grow like the latter.

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