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Taylor Sandison Named Chief Medical Officer at Cidara Therapeutics

San Diego’s Cidara Therapeutics Inc., a public company developing anti-infective medications, has officially removed the “interim” from its chief medical officer’s title.

By Brittany Meiling April 25, 2017 10:29 a.m. share »
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Small S.D. Startup Joins Tech Giants On Govt Coalition

San Diego tech startup Industry was handpicked by a government agency to join a Technology Coalition meant to help small businesses use technology to their advantage.

By Brittany Meiling April 25, 2017 9:56 a.m. share »

Sale of Novatel Wireless Hits Government Snag

Inseego Corp. announced on April 24 that it has still not received U.S. government approval for its $50 million sale of its Novatel Wireless business to a Hong Kong company. San Diego-based Inseego (Nasdaq: INSG) warned that it may have to pursue other options with the business.

By Brad Graves April 24, 2017 5:25 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Signs Licensing Agreement With Smartron India

Qualcomm Inc. announced on April 24 that it signed a licensing agreement with India-based Smartron India Pvt. Ltd. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

By Brad Graves April 24, 2017 4:04 p.m. share »
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Robert E. Hoffman Named CFO at Heron Therapeutics

Local biotech Heron Therapeutics Inc. has recruited Robert E. Hoffman, a longtime Arena Pharmaceuticals executive, to serve as Heron’s new chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance.

By Brittany Meiling April 24, 2017 3:55 p.m. share »
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Carlsbad Office Campus Owner Completes $15 Million Renovation

Owner Regent Properties has completed the first $15 million phase of renovations at Atlas at Carlsbad, part of a repositioning of the office campus at 5909 Sea Otter Place.

By Lou Hirsh April 24, 2017 12:18 p.m. share »
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Sudberry Opening First Park Elements at Mixed-Use Civita

San Diego developer Sudberry Properties plans an April 29 opening for the first two phases of new park space at its mixed-use Civita in Mission Valley. A total of four phases of parks and related open space will represent more than $27.7 million in development at full build-out.

By Lou Hirsh April 24, 2017 11:25 a.m. share »

Not Everyone is Getting Squeezed by Demand For Office Property

Some clear office property patterns are emerging as local commercial real estate market data trickles in for the year’s first quarter. Here’s a sampling of observations on leasing, sales and other trends:

By Lou Hirsh April 24, 2017 11:23 a.m. share »
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No Matter How They Are Counted, Local VC Deals Have Slowed

How hard can it possibly be to track the venture capital raised by local companies? Apparently it’s trickier than one might think, based on a trio of reports that regularly report on such financings nationwide.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 24, 2017 11:01 a.m. share »
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Startup Goverre Lands $200,000 on Shark Tank

Local startup Goverre impressed celebrity investors Friday night on an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, landing $200,000 in startup capital.

By Brittany Meiling April 24, 2017 10:45 a.m. share »
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Zeeto Is Bringing Much More to the Table With This Employee Perk

Many tech startups go to great lengths these days to impress top talent with workplace perks, but San Diego-based Zeeto Inc. has just upped the bar.

By Brittany Meiling April 23, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »

Convention Center, Balboa Park Get Green-Building Status Upgrades

Two of the city’s longtime visitor mainstays — the San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park — recently marked key sustainability certifications under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

By Lou Hirsh April 23, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

Arena Raises $79.4M in Common Stock Offering

Local drugmaker Arena Pharmaceuticals has raised $79.4 million in an offering of its common stock, the company announced April 21.

By Brittany Meiling April 23, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

The Business Calendar for the Week of April 24, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 24, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek April 23, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

SDG&E Signs Contracts for Five Energy Storage Facilities

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. said it signed contracts for five new lithium-ion battery storage facilities, meant to store electricity from wind, solar or fossil fuel plants for future use.

By Brad Graves April 23, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

Touch Base With Top Tech Execs at Huge Awards Event at Petco Park

Tickets to one of San Diego’s most popular high-tech gatherings are on sale now.

By SDBJ Staff April 23, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »
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CityMark Completes Apartment Project in Lemon Grove

San Diego-headquartered CityMark Development recently completed and opened Celsius, a new 84-unit apartment building in the East County city of Lemon Grove with an approximate development cost of $20 million.

By Lou Hirsh April 23, 2017 1:02 p.m. share »

Business Outlook Index Is Optimistic

Optimism about the business climate remains steady among San Diego businesses, according to the latest Business Outlook Index from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, which the organization publishes as part of a monthly economic report.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 23, 2017 1:01 p.m. share »

ViaSat Receives $13.7M Pentagon Contract

The Pentagon said it awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. a $13.7 million contract to produce ground transceivers for its Blue Force Tracker 2 program.

By Brad Graves April 23, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for April 24, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 24, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek April 21, 2017 3:36 p.m. share »