San Diego Business Journal

SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

Receptos' Pricing Puts Public Offering of Common Stock at $360M

Receptos Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates to treat immune and metabolic diseases, announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering at $360 million for 3,600,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $100 per share.

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SDSU Begins Work on $143 Million Mixed-Use Project

San Diego State University has broken ground on South Campus Plaza, a $143 million mixed-use student housing and retail project slated for completion in fall 2016.

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BioMed Realty and Broad Institute Form Strategic Partnership to Promote Innovation

San Diego-based BioMed Realty Trust Inc. and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced a strategic partnership to foster innovation and promote relationships between academia and the life science industry.

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Chargers Blood Drive Set for November 25

The 36th annual Chargers Blood Drive, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Mission Valley.

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SoCal Penske Dealer Group Acquires Drew Ford

SoCal Penske Dealer Group of Los Angeles has acquired Drew Ford and Drew Hyundai in La Mesa, both part of a family-run dealership company established in 1927, for an undisclosed price.

Isaac Capital Group Purchases $5 Million in Stock in Dataram Corp.

Isaac Capital Group LLC, a San Diego-based private investment firm, said it closed a $5 million preferred stock purchase in Dataram Corp., a New Jersey-based manufacturer of computer memory and software products.

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Imperial Beach Apartment Property Sells for $5.5 Million

Imperial Beach Resort LLC of Henderson, Nev., has purchased Beach Town Rentals, a 31-unit apartment property in Imperial Beach, for $5.5 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

PsychArmor Gets $1 Million Donation to Open Center

PsychArmor, a nonprofit that helps veterans and their families, recently received a $1 million donation from the Rebecca Moores Foundation. The grant will help launch the Moores Center for Military Service Providers, which will assist civilian mental health practitioners who care for veterans, as well as others who provide similar services.

Allylix Inc. Acquired by Swiss Company

Evolva Holding SA announced it has agreed to acquire San Diego-based Allylix Inc. in an all-stock transaction.

Organovo Releases Commercial Version of 3D Liver Tissue

Organovo Holdings Inc., a company that creates human tissues by 3-D bioprinting, announced the release of a commercial version of its bioprinted human liver tissue, specifically designed for testing drug toxicity.

ResMed's Sleep-Monitoring Device Now Available at Apple Stores

ResMed Inc., a San Diego-based company that develops medical devices for sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing disorders, announced that its newest sleep-monitoring device will be available through Apple retail stores in the United States and from the Apple Online Store.

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Ralphs Plans to Hire 1,200 in Southern California

Ralphs Grocery Co. of Los Angeles has announced plans to fill an estimated 1,200 permanent positions at its supermarkets in Southern California.

Franklin Wireless Reports Q1 Net Sales of $13.6 Million

Franklin Wireless Corp., a San Diego maker of high-speed wireless modems and routers, reported fiscal 2015 first quarter net sales of $13.6 million, compared with $1.4 million in net sales for the like period of the prior fiscal year.

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Dec. 1 Groundbreaking Slated for New Little Italy Plaza

The Little Italy Association and San Diego-based developer H.G. Fenton Co. plan a Dec. 1 groundbreaking for Piazza Famiglia, a 10,000-square-foot public plaza serving the downtown neighborhood.

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Pizzeria Mozza Restaurant at The Headquarters Closing

Restaurant operator Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group has announced a Nov. 30 closing for its Pizzeria Mozza in downtown San Diego, which opened a year ago among the first tenants at The Headquarters at Seaport District.

Padres to Turn Petco Park into Holiday Wonderland

The San Diego Padres are transforming Petco Park into a Holiday Wonderland that includes interactive lighting displays, falling snow, reindeer, flocked trees, and Santa Claus for 12 nights starting Dec. 5.

IFAN Financial Acquires Mobicash America

IFAN Financial Inc., a San Diego company that develops and distributes software to enable mobile payments, said it completed a share exchange with shareholders of Mobicash America Inc., and acquired the business as a wholly owned subsidiary.

5Barz International Reports Raising $3.45 Million

San Diego-based 5Barz International Inc., which produces wireless communications infrastructure, said in a Nov. 17 securities filing that it raised $3.45 million by selling 23 million shares at 15 cents per share. The business sold the shares between March 6 and Nov. 14.

Soci Reports Receiving $1.5 Million in Series A Funding

Soci, an Internet company based in downtown San Diego, said it received $1.5 million in series A funding. Peter Fisher, co-founder of Shepherd Ventures, led the round. Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate provided the anchor investment. Other investors included Asaf Benhaim, Trevor Klein and David Klein.

Agreement Gives Human Longevity Inc. Access to Major Database

San Diego-based Human Longevity Inc., a biological data-driven human health technology and cell therapy company, announced a collaborative agreement with King’s College London to access its TwinsUK Registry.