San Diego Business Journal


West Health Institute Will Donate Autism Research Assets

San Diego’s Gary and Mary West Health Institute will donate its technical and clinical assets of its autism research program to Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences in order to develop more effective interventions for the disorder.

Youngevity International Reports Q3 Revenue of $41.3M

Youngevity International Inc., a Chula Vista-based global direct marketer for nutritional and lifestyle products and producer of gourmet coffees, increased its third quarter revenue 9.9 percent from the like quarter of the previous year to $41.3 million.

Board Appointment Gives AnaptysBio Inc. More Commercialization Experience

AnaptysBio Inc., a biotech developing antibody products for inflammation and cancer, announced the appointment of James A. Schoeneck to its board of directors.

Incapta Inc. Names Music Exec to Its Board

Incapta Inc., a media holding company with a focus on mobile apps and video games, announced music executive Julian Boothe will join its board in January.

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Convention Center Board Names Joe Davis as Interim GM

Industry veteran Joe Davis has been appointed to serve as interim general manager of the San Diego Convention Center Corp., the non-profit public benefit corporation that operates the waterfront facility on behalf of the city.

Otonomy Inc. Enrolling Patients for Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Ménière’s Disease Treatment

San Diego-based Otonomy Inc., a company that makes treatments for the middle and inner ear, is enrolling the first patients in a Phase 3 clinical trial of OTO-104 for Ménière’s disease, an inner ear disorder characterized by severe dizziness, vertigo, and gradual hearing loss.

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Travel Magazine Names San Diego/Tijuana Among Top 20 Travel Locales

National Geographic Traveler magazine has named the San Diego/Tijuana binational region among the world’s top 20 travel destinations for 2016, the San Diego Tourism Authority announced.

Business Calendar for Week of November 23, 2015

Some of the upcoming business events planned in the county for the end of the year.

Holiday Bowl Is Still Looking for Sponsor

The Holiday Bowl is still on the hunt for a named sponsor with less than six weeks to go before the Dec. 30 kickoff.

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West Health Institute to Donate Autism Research Technology

San Diego’s Gary and Mary West Health Institute will donate its technical and clinical assets of its autism research program to Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences in order to develop more effective interventions for the disorder.

Amazon Extends One-Hour Delivery Service to S.D. Market; Google Expands Next-Day Service

Seattle-based Amazon Inc. has expanded its one-hour delivery service to the San Diego market, offering one-hour delivery of grocery items to customers of its Prime services.

Memjet Technology Wins Injunction Against German Subsidiary of HP, Inc.

A German court granted San Diego-based Memjet Technology Ltd. a preliminary injunction against HP Deutschland GmbH, a German subsidiary of HP, Inc., according to a news release from Memjet.

Fragmob and Utah-Based Deductr to Partner

San Diego-based Fragmob has teamed up with Utah-based Deductr, the two companies said Nov. 18.

Supporters of Hotel Tax Hike Launching Signature Drive

Supporters of a ballot initiative seeking to raise the city of San Diego’s hotel tax, to fund potential projects including a convention center expansion, said they plan to begin collecting signatures on Nov. 20.

AmpliPhi Biosciences to Conduct Clinical Trial With University of Adelaide

San Diego-based AmpliPhi Biosciences announced that it has signed a clinical trial agreement with the University of Adelaide to conduct a Phase 1 trial of bacteriophage therapy.

San Diego County Credit Union Membership Up 10 Percent

San Diego County Credit Union’s membership grew to 300,000 customers by the end of September, a 10 percent increase from the year before, the credit union said in its third quarter earnings report.

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Manchester Grand Hyatt Names New GM

Matt Adams has been appointed area vice president and general manager of downtown’s Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, property owner Host Hotels & Resorts announced.

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Union-Tribune Moving to Downtown San Diego in 2016

The San Diego Union-Tribune will be relocating from its longtime Mission Valley home to a downtown office high-rise at 600 B St., with a move-in expected in May 2016, tower owner Lincoln Property Co. announced.

Cristiano Amon Promoted to EVP at Qualcomm

Qualcomm Inc. said Nov. 19 that it named Cristiano Amon executive vice president for Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and president of its Qualcomm CDMA Technologies segment. He previously served as co-president of the segment, with Murthy Renduchintala.

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Halozyme Therapeutics to Open Satellite Office in San Francisco

Halozyme Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing novel oncology and drug-delivery therapies, announced it will expand and open a satellite office in San Francisco.