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Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Has Prescription for Success, Social Change

Retail: Dr. Bronner’s $122.5M in Revenue Expected to Grow 10% in 2019Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the Vista-based soap-making company founded in 1948, has long been known for its Fair-Trade and organic castile soaps, lotions, cleaners and other personal care and home care products.

Largest Industrial Development in Years Coming to Otay

PROPERTY: Site To Be Adjacent to Planned Port of Entry

Site work is wrapping up on the $40 million first phase of what will become the 311-acre Otay Crossings Commerce Center at the eastern edge of Otay Mesa.

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American Wave Machines Signs Licensing Agreement with Brazil Co.

According to a press release, the project kicks off immediately and surfing is anticipated to commence November 2020

TaylorMade Golf’s Ashworth Brand Acquired

According to a press release, the terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Cidara’s Deal for Antifungal Drug Could Be Worth $568M+

Mundipharma’s Backing Will Extend Runway, Provide Well-Positioned Support

Clinical trial results have yielded a major payout for Cidara Therapeutics, a San Diego company developing an antifungal drug.

Zeakal Closes $15M Funding Round

Zeakal raised $15 million in funding from Canopy Rivers, Finistere Ventures and Middleland Capital.

Polestar Automotive Chooses San Diego as One of Its Markets

AUTO: The All Electric Polestar 2 to Be Sold in 2020 Starting at $63,000

According to reports, five percent of all vehicles sales in San Diego County are electric, and that number continues to grow.

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Sol-ti Found Way To Stand Out From The Juice Crowd

Unpasteurized Beverages Expected to Bring in 2019 Sales of $3.5M+

Sol-ti, an unpasteurized organic “living” beverage line stored in glass bottles, is available in stores like Whole Foods Market.

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Levitate’s Exoskeleton Handles Stress, Strain

MANUFACTURING: The System Supports Workers Doing Various Tasks

The product went to market in 2017 with its Airframe Exoskeleton, an upper body exoskeleton device.

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Drugs Get a Second Chance

Pharma: Rare Finds Pay Off for Cos., Patients

San Diego County biotechs are banking on companies’ scrapped or stalled ideas, including Impact Biomedicines, Kura Oncology and Mirum Pharmaceuticals.

CEO Spreads the Word on NuttZo

Retail: Self-Promotion Got Product in Spotlight

The nut butter’s journey from kitchen to big-box grocers is a tale of entrepreneurship, timing and — yes — love.

Two Roots Brewing Co. to Sell in BevMo!

According to Two Roots, this is the first entry in a series of nationwide expansion for the company’s non-alcoholic lager, IPA, wheat and seasonal styles.

Jamul Casino to Relaunch Loft 94

According to Eater San Diego, the Loft 94 will open in October.

Vuori Gets Minority Investment

According to the release, Jon Kossow, managing partner at Norwest, will join Vuori’s board of directors as part of the agreement. No other terms were disclosed as of press time.

Ionis’ Spinraza Gets Some Competition From Novartis’ SMA Treatment

Ionis Having Good Discussions With FDA on Other Therapeutic

Ionis Pharmaceuticals’ drug for a muscle-wasting disease continues to be the company’s main driver of growth, with competition looming.

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San Diego County’s Craft Brewers Produce $1.2 Billion in 2018 in Economic Impact

The third annual report was provided by the California State University San Marcos Office of Business Research & Analysis and the San Diego Brewers Guild.