SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

SGI-DNA Pulls in $25M Series A Round for DNA Printer

San Diego’s SGI-DNA, a spinout of Synthetic Genomics, has raised a $25 million series A round.

Company Has Instrument of Change for Dermatology

MEDICINE: DermTech’s Patch May Change Skin Cancer Diagnostics

Could that suspicious mole be cancerous? DermTech wants doctors to reach for a patch, not a scalpel.

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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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National City Office Park Sold For Nearly $8.8M

Eight buildings sold in deal

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San Diego EDC Initiative Seeks to Meet Need for Tech Talent

The San Diego EDC's Advancing San Diego initiative will help fund internships at local companies.

Otay Mesa Industrial Building Sold For $6.4M

Building is 44,830 square feet

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San Diego International Airport Launches Baggage Nanny Service

Located at a staffed kiosk in Terminal 1 next to baggage claim turnstiles, Baggage Nanny is a first-of-its-kind on-demand concierge service, according to a press release.

SDBJ INSIDER: The Wait May Soon Be Over

Obalon Therapeutics Inc. announced Dr. Helmuth Billy as medical director for its first company-owned weight-loss treatment center.

$161B Market Seen in ‘Functional Foods’

HEALTH: Consumer Focus On Nutrition Drives Demand

More and more, San Diego-based food companies are placing focus on including functional ingredients in their “better for you” offerings.

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Company Opens the Door to Easier Overseas Hiring

WORKFORCE: Laws, Benefits And Payroll Are Taken Care of

Most fast-growing startups will reach a point where they want to expand overseas, whether it’s to open a new sales office or hire a team of developers.

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Drone Seen as an Advertising Vehicle

STARTUPS: PromoDrone Has Raised $50,000 in Funding

A flying ad — it’s a novelty that’s certain to catch people’s eyes. That’s the thinking behind PromoDrone.

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Navy Department Unveils New Innovation Push

defense: Ties With Nontraditional Partners Sought in ‘Tech Bridge’

San Diego is one of the first places the Department of the Navy is going as it works to innovate faster.

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Day Parties Offer Nightclub Experience

HOSPITALITY: Events Bring Customers to Commercial Venues

Day parties are not a novelty.

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Holland Partner Group Plans 37-Story Tower

development: Mixed-Use Project To Replace Courthouse

A 445-foot tall glass and steel tower combined with a smaller adjacent podium building will replace the former downtown San Diego County Courthouse under plans by a Washington state developer.

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Two Local Cos. Are In Nex3’s La Jolla Accelerator Program

Digital Health Accelerator Drew 600 Applicants; Program Is Semi-Remote

Nex3 named its second cohort of digital health startups August 28. Seven companies were selected from a pool of more than 600 applicants, narrowed down to 100 semifinalists.

Zillow Group’s Home Selling Service Makes Local Debut

S.D. Is Tech Firm’s 2nd California Market, Behind Riverside

People in San Diego looking to sell their homes quickly have a new option as of this month with the expansion of Zillow Offers into the market.

Life Science Expands Its Footprint Beyond Traditional Areas

JLL Predicts That Labs May Grow From 19.2% To 22% of Office Space

Life science companies are increasingly looking at UTC, Sorrento Mesa and Sorrento Valley as go-to places for laboratory and office space.

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Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Carries Mine Detector Aloft

Unmanned Helicopter Part Of Versatile Littoral Ship

The unmanned helicopter comes first. The Marines follow.

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United Crews Benefit From New SAN Satellite Base

Flight Attendants Can Now Start Their Day at San Diego

United Airlines’ San Diego-based flight attendants will now have less commute hours.

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Restaurant Group Finds It’s Time to Make Some Changes

One Site to Be Redone; New Eatery Set for Mission Hills

Trust Restaurant Group is a Hillcrest-headquartered company behind Mission Hills’ Fort Oak, Trust Restaurant in Hillcrest and Hundred Proof Cocktail Bar, located in University Heights,

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