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VetStem Keeps Pets In Their Starring Roles

Poway-based VetStem Biopharma, a privately held regenerative veterinary medicine company, showed its star qualities in the film, “Animal Pharm: Where Beasts Meet Biotech.”

Incubator Shuts Down Amid Allegations

STARTUPS: Eleven Companies Affected By Sudden Closure

With its CEO and board members facing allegations in a civil lawsuit, tech incubator ThinkTank Innovation Inc. suddenly shut down on July 8.

GroGuru Names EvoNexus’ Moore To Its Board

Agtech Co. Developing Sensors to Monitor Moisture, Salinity

GroGuru, a San Diego startup building sensors for crops, named EvoNexus CEO Rory Moore to its board on July 1.

The Military Buys Everything, Including Plumbing Services

Logistics Work Adds Up for General Atomics Aeronautical

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in late June and early July.

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StemoniX’s Growth Pushes It Into New Larger Facility

Its microOrgan Platform Provides More Human-Like Testing Opportunities

StemoniX — a San Diego biotech that grows micro organs from stem cells for drug testing — moved into a larger research facility this month.

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Scripps Research Leading International Partnership For HIV Vaccine

NIH Division Will Provide Grant of $129 Million

An international partnership led by Scripps Research on July 10 pulled in a $129 million grant to bring a potential HIV vaccination into clinical testing.

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PlantBased PopUP Feeds Mind & Body

Clients Want Experiences; Restaurants Get a Draw For New Customers

As San Diego continues to be touted as one of America’s top foodie cities, restauranteurs and chefs around town are staying innovative in order to keep the offerings...

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These San Diego Biotechs Fell Hard, But Managed to Bounce Back

Biotechs recover momentum after being written off

Once pegged as goners, San Diego life sciences companies like Neurocrine, Arena Pharmaceuticals and Tandem Diabetes Care made comebacks. Their stories shed light on how to weather an industry in which companies expand and contract like an accordion based on clinical trial results.

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Startups Claim Slice of a Changing Medical Device Market

HEALTH: $800 Billion Market Is Expected By 2030

The news coming out of San Diego’s medical device scene usually centers on the big dogs: Dexcom, ResMed and Nuvasive.

Miramar Office Building Bought For $13.9 Million

A Miramar office building has been sold to Tappan Corp. of Lake Forest for $13.9 million.

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Historic Mixed-Use Building Sells for $6.3M

A historic mixed-use building in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter has been sold to an undisclosed buyer for nearly $6.3 million.

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Office Building Brings $5.8M

A Kearny Mesa office building has been sold for $5.8 million.

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Complex Sold For $2.5 Million

A Golden Hill apartment complex has been sold for $2.5 million.

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PCI Leases Building In Technology Park

Irvine Co. Office Properties has leased a 38,000 square foot building in Sorrento Mesa to PCI Pharma Services.

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Industrial Warehouse Leased for $2.4M

An El Cajon industrial warehouse has been leased for $2.4 million.

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Law Firm Relocates Downtown to Improve Services For Clients

Takes 7,100 Square Feet in Irvine Co. Building at 501 W. Broadway

Bucking what had been a trend of sorts for law firms to leave downtown San Diego for suburban locations, Stoel Rives picked a very urban location for is new offices.

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Longfellow Continues Buying Strategy With $26 Million Research Park

A Chicago-Based Company Buys 2 Building Medical Office Campus for $90M

Life science and medical office space drew significant investment in two recent San Diego transactions.

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Wave Machine Business Has Momentum

RECREATION: Local Cos. Look for the Right Artificial Waves to Draw Customers

With the growing popularity of surfing as a sport and the advancement of manmade surfing technologies in recent years, experts in the industry predict surf parks are going to be everywhere in the near future.

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The Plunge’s $12M Renovation Makes a Splash

Pacifica Tapped Lusardi, Hollis Design and Jules Wilson Design

Amid much fanfare, San Diego’s landmark Plunge swimming pool reopened in Belmont Park over the July Fourth weekend after a $12 million makeover that took nearly three years to complete.

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UC Board of Regents To Receive $50M in Settlement From USC

It Was Alleged That School Poached Research Program; USC Admits Ethics Lapses

The University of Southern California will pay UC San Diego $50 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged USC improperly commandeered an Alzheimer’s

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