San Diego Business Journal


Medsphere Takes Electronic Health Record Product to Detroit

Carlsbad-based health-care IT company Medsphere Systems Corp. said it has implemented its cloud-based electronic health record system at two hospitals in the Detroit area.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »

How Many S.D. Companies Offer Health Insurance? The Answer Might Surprise You

No sooner has Congress taken up a proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act than a local survey highlights how widely – or narrowly – San Diego County’s business community has adopted the legislation better known as Obamacare.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:07 p.m. share »

Navy Awards $13.3 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded New Hampshire-based Environmental Alternatives Inc. a contract covering engineering and technical services for disassembly and radiological inspection and cleaning of LM2500 single-shank turbine gas generator assemblies. The Navy uses such turbines to drive surface ships such as Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers.

By Brad Graves March 21, 2017 3:44 p.m. share »

Oceanside Staffing Firm Acquired by Michigan Company

Oceanside-based Impact Staffing has been acquired by Trillium Staffing, a staffing firm headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 21, 2017 2:21 p.m. share »
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Andaz San Diego Hotel Completes $4 Million Makeover

Operators of the Andaz San Diego hotel, in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter, have completed a $4 million makeover of the property’s guest rooms and meeting spaces.

By Lou Hirsh March 21, 2017 11:20 a.m. share »
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Aqua Design Raised 5X its Goal in 4th Kickstarter

San Diego startup Aqua Design Innovations has launched its fourth Kickstarter, raising five times its fundraising goal in the campaign’s first hour.

By Brittany Meiling March 21, 2017 9:44 a.m. share »
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Robert Struble Appointed CEO of Vista-Based Directed

Former digital radio executive Robert J. “Bob” Struble has been appointed CEO of Directed, a vehicle security, remote start and connected car services company based in Vista.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 2:33 p.m. share »
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Kearny Mesa Office Campus Owner Gets $34.3M in Financing

Property owner Klein Investment Family Limited Partnership has obtained $34.3 million in acquisition financing on a Kearny Mesa office campus, according to MetroGroup Realty Finance, which arranged the financing.

By Lou Hirsh March 20, 2017 2:15 p.m. share »

Shareholder, Sorrento Settling Legal Dispute

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. has finally received a stamp of approval from an activist minority shareholder who sued the local drugmaker last summer. The parties say dismissal of the lawsuits is on the horizon.

By Brittany Meiling March 20, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »
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Forbes Billionaire List Includes 5 With San Diego Ties

Five people with San Diego County ties made this year’s annual list of the world’s billionaires, published by Forbes magazine.

By Lou Hirsh March 20, 2017 12:53 p.m. share »
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Robert Wechsler-Reya to Lead Rady's Genome Research Center

A professor at San Diego’s Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has been appointed director of the Joseph Clayes III Research Center for Neuro-Oncology and Genomics at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »
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Preston Klassen Named CMO at Arena Pharmaceuticals

Local diet pill maker Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recruited a former executive at Orexigen Inc., another weight-loss drugmaker in San Diego, to serve in the company’s leadership.

By Brittany Meiling March 20, 2017 11:12 a.m. share »

Peregrine Semiconductor Acquires Arctic Sand Technologies

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. has acquired Arctic Sand Technologies, a Burlington, Mass.-based designer and manufacturer of power converters seen as enabling smaller and more efficient smartphones and other products.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 10:57 a.m. share »

Airport Board Approves Construction of $229M Inspection Facility to Serve International Arrivals

San Diego International Airport officials have approved moving forward with plans to build a new $229.47 million federal inspection services facility in Terminal 2 West, slated to open in June 2018.

By Lou Hirsh March 19, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »

County Construction Jobs Increased by 3,500 in 2016

Construction employment in San Diego increased by 3,500 jobs in 2016, according to an analysis of federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 19, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »
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BioLabs Coworking Space Graduates Two Funded Startups

Two biotech startups are graduating out of San Diego’s newest life science coworking space, BioLabs, after scoring new capital.

By Brittany Meiling March 19, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Seen as 'Catastrophic' By Some Local Biotech Leaders

President Donald Trump’s blueprint is out for next year’s federal budget, and proposed cuts to scientific programs are causing local biotech leaders to balk.

By Brittany Meiling March 19, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 20, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 20, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek March 19, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

San Diego Awarded $1.6M Grant to Support Region's Defense Contractors

The city of San Diego has been awarded $1.6 million in federal money to support the region’s defense contractors.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 19, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »

Former City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Joins Procopio

The San Diego law firm Procopio has landed former two-term San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to serve as an of-counsel lawyer on its litigation team.

By John Cox March 19, 2017 1:02 p.m. share »