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General Atomics Teaming With Spanish Engineering Firm

Opening the door to potential sales to Spain, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced on March 2 that it is teaming up with SENER, a Spanish engineering firm, to make its Predator B unmanned aircraft available to the government of that European country.

3D Robotics Secures $50M Series C Funding Round

3D Robotics, a maker of small unmanned aircraft which it hopes to sell to businesses, said that it received $50 million in a series C funding round led by Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM).

TrackTrain Gives Firefighters a Record of Risky Situations

SOFTWARE: Exposure To Smoke, Chemicals And More Is Logged

Sometimes business plans take a detour.

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Beer Economy Golden to Region

BREWING: Ballast Point, And Others Keep Growing

Few local beer makers had a growth ride on par with San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits during 2014.

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Reports Q4 Results

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported a significantly improved fourth quarter net income of $31 million, up from a net loss of $24.3 million in the same quarter last year.

Senomyx Reports Q4 Loss of $3.1 Million

Senomyx Inc., a biotechnology company that makes flavor-enhancers, on Thursday reported a loss of $3.1 million in its fourth quarter.

Tandem Diabetes Care to Raise $60 Million in Underwritten Public Offering

Tandem Diabetes Care Inc., a medical device company and manufacturer of insulin pumps, announced in a statement Tuesday that it intends to raise $60 million in an underwritten public offering.

Cohu Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter Net Income of $374,000

Cohu Inc., the Poway maker of test equipment for semiconductor manufacturers, reported net income of $374,000 on net sales of $96.2 million for its fourth quarter, which ended on Dec. 27. In the same quarter one year ago, the company reported a net loss of $6.5 million on net sales of $61.1 million.

FAA Releases Proposed Rules for Small Drones

Aircraft: Public Comment Period Is Now Taking Place

Businesses might not deliver packages or pizzas by drone quite yet, but the Federal Aviation Administration is taking a step toward the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft.

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Report: Craft Beer Generates $600 Million for Region’s Economy

San Diego County’s craft beer breweries and brewpubs generated $600 million in regional economic impact during 2014, a doubling since 2011, according to the latest updated report by National University System Institute for Policy Research.

Kratos Defense Divisions Receive Contracts, Order

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that one of its divisions received a $17 million contract.

State Department Reportedly Changing Export Rules on Drones

The State Department said on Feb. 17 that it is changing its export rules covering unmanned aircraft.

Palomar Display Products Wins Army Contract Worth $28.6 Million

The U.S. Army awarded Palomar Display Products an indefinite-quantity contract that could be worth up to $28.6 million over five years.

IriSys Raises $6.3 Million in Equity Financing

San Diego-based IriSys LLC has raised $6.3 million in equity financing, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Site Remediation Puts Properties Back in Play

BUILDING: Engineers Busy With Environmental Healing

Rising demand for new apartments in the region’s urban-core neighborhoods has quickened the pace of new project assignments for SCS Engineers and its competitors who advise developers on ways to put old contaminated sites to new uses in environmentally friendly ways.