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Me Too Movement Goes to Work

LEGAL: Harassment Laws Get Tougher in Protecting WorkersAt the prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Studies in Torrey Pines, three female researchers had sued the organization for gender discrimination. Scientists Katherine Jones, Vicki Lundblad and Beverly Emerson filed lawsuits in 2017, claiming they were not given the same access to grant funding, salaries and promotions as their peers.

Deploying AI at Hospitals Is Delicate Operation

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.

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SD 500: Helen Torley

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.

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AmpliPhi Biosciences Merges With Marina Del Rey Company

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.

Chuze Fitness Names New Chief Marketing Officer

According to a press release, Billy Grenham, Chuze Fitness' new CMO. will be based in the company's San Diego headquarters.

NASSCO Lays Keel for First Fleet Replenishment Oiler

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.

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Tealium Closes $55M Funding Round

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.

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Tech Coast Angels Invest $10.8 Million in 2018

FUNDING: Investment Cycle Could Be Reaching Its End, Chairman Says

Tech Coast Angels, an angel investment group with five chapters across Southern California, invested $10.8 million into 58 startups last year. The total amount invested decreased slightly from 2017, when the group invested $14.2 million into 43 companies.

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Procopio’s LaunchPad To Host 5 Startups

LEGAL: Incubator Includes Legal Services Office Space, IP Advice

After expanding its offices earlier last fall, Procopio is hosting five startups at its LaunchPad incubator at the firm’s Del Mar Heights location. The nine-month program provides technology startups with office space and legal services, including assistance with valuation and intellectual property protection.

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Product, Passion and Branding Hit Target

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.

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Employers Must Set the Tone for the Workplace

WORKFORCE: Policies And Protocols Must Be Announced, Instituted

New laws alone won’t be enough for substantive change. Companies also have to set a tone from the top for a good workplace.

Kearny Mesa Firm Helps Angelenos Reach Their Destinations

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.

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A Sound Business Model: LRAD Grows Revenue 30 Percent

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.

Flux Power Puts Money into R&D, Reports Quarterly Loss

ENERGY: Battery Maker Plans to Move to Larger Facility

Flux Power Holdings Inc., which produces advanced lithium batteries for small industrial vehicles, reported a net loss of $3.8 million, or 8 cents per diluted share, on net revenue of $1.75 million during its third quarter, which ended on March 31.

Office Bridges Gap Between Discovery, Therapeutics

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.

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