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