BIOTECH: BioNTech Plans to Establish a Local Research Facility
The recent acquisition of San Diego’s MabVax has been a long time coming. MabVax sold its cancer drug assets and its lab equipment to German company BioNTech, it was announced earlier this month.
DEFENSE: Rancho Bernardo Business Bought Back $2.2M of Its Stock
LRAD Corp., the maker of Long Range Acoustic Devices able to deliver sound over great distances intelligibly, reported net income of $1.18 million, or 4 cents per share, on total revenues of $10.2 million during its second quarter, which ended March 31.
FOOD: Company Appeals to Millennial Tastes, Mindset
Food company Bonafide Provisions sells chicken, beef, turkey and frontier flavored broths and other bone broth-based food products in about 6,000 stores nationwide, including Jimbo’s…Naturally!, Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods Market.
According to a press release, this victory comes after other wins against Surf Waves, Ltd., and Flowrider Surf, Ltd., both affiliates of Whitewater West Industries.
TuSimple, a startup developing self-driving trucks, will run a two-week pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service.
TECH: Customer Data Platform Casts Big Net Across Systems
San Diego-based software company Tealium closed a $55 million funding round May 15. The new funds will help Tealium grow as the competition heats up Chief Financial Officer Doug Lindroth said.
HEALTH: Arm of Moores Cancer Center Holds Annual Symposium
A department at UC San Diego Health’s Moores Cancer Center is known for putting on a symposium to translate groundbreaking oncology discoveries into therapeutics.
PHARMA: Acquisitions Part of CRO Consolidation Trend Locally, Nationwide
WuXi AppTec is making moves in San Diego. The Chinese pharmaceutical company earlier this month bought San Diego-based Pharmapace.
Kevin Sayer has been president and CEO of Dexcom since 2011 and in 2018 was also named chairman.
Kim Kamdar joined Domain Associates LLC in 2005 and became a partner in 2011. She has a background in small molecule drug discovery, worked in therapeutic startups and has played an important role in identifying promising companies.
HEALTH: Hospitals Grapple With Use, Costs and Concerns
Rady Children’s Hospital holds a world record for fastest genomic diagnosis. Instrumental in the feat: artificial intelligence.
Helen Torley joined Halozyme in 2014 as president and CEO. She has led the company to annual revenue of more than $350 million and a market cap of $2.6 billion.
M&A: Co. Will Operate as Armata Pharmaceuticals
Two companies, new name. San Diego-based AmpliPhi Biosciences and Marina del Rey’s C3J Therapeutics have merged, operating as Armata Pharmaceuticals, focused on antibiotic-resistant infections.
shipbuilding: Ship Costs $642M; Program Could Be $8B
General Dynamics NASSCO laid the keel for the first of up to 20 new U.S. Navy oilers — Navy auxiliary ships that refuel fighting ships in the middle of the ocean.
TECHNOLOGY: Transit Agency Inks $68.2M, 5½-Year Deal
Cubic Corp. received a $68.2 million contract extension to maintain and support the fare collection system for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or LA Metro.