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TECH: Elements in Place To Keep S.D. at Forefront Of Robotics RevolutionSan Diego is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the field of robotics and remotely operated vehicles.

By Brad Graves September 5, 2014 2:33 p.m.   $$ Share

Commercial Properties Embrace Solar, Other Efficiencies

ENERGY: Rate Increases, Innovations Boost Green Solutions

Green energy is surging on the commercial side in San Diego.

General Dynamics Nassco Opens Facility in Bremerton, Wash.

General Dynamics Nassco, which operates the largest shipbuilding site on the West Coast in San Diego and employs more than 3,000 here, said it recently opened a new repair and maintenance facility in Bremerton, Wash.

Northrop Grumman Sells 4 Aircraft to South Korea for $657 Million

Northrop Grumman Corp. sold four Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft to South Korea for $657 million.

Army Awards General Atomics $114.6 Million Contract Modification

The U.S. Army said on Dec. 15 that it awarded a contract modification worth $114.6 million to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

MEI Pharma Inc. Announces $45 Million Proposed Public Offering

MEI Pharma Inc., a San Diego-based oncology company focused on clinical development of cancer therapies, announced that it plans to offer up to $45 million in shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering.

Cubic Corp. Receives $12 Million Contract From Canadian Government

Kearny Mesa defense contractor Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 9 that it received a $12 million contract amendment to provide urban warfare training aids for the government of Canada.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical, George Washington University Sign Agreement

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co., a business developing therapies for life-threatening diseases, and George Washington University announced that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement.

Cubic Corp. Receives Potential $1.3 Million Navy Contract

Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 8 that it received a contract to improve U.S. Navy electronics, specifically a data link system that handles video among other types of data. The work could be worth as much as $1.3 million.

Sharp Healthcare Contracts With Geneva Health Care

Geneva Health Care Inc., a San Diego-based medical technology company, announced that Sharp Healthcare will begin using the Geneva Healthcare Suite, a technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices.

Northrop Grumman Delivers Unmanned Copter to U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman Corp. announced that it delivered the first operational large version of its MQ-8 Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter, to its U.S. Navy customer.

Executive Rob Chandhok Confirms Departure From Qualcomm

Rob Chandhok, a senior executive with 14 years of experience at Qualcomm Inc., has left his position.

Imprimis to Aquire Park Compounding For $4.137 Million

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based company focused on drug combinations, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Coast Specialty Compounding Inc., doing business as Park Compounding, for $4.137 million in cash, stock and deferred payments, according to a recent regulatory filing.

Suja Juice Inc. Raises Over $21 Million

Suja Juice Inc., a San Diego-based company that makes bottled raw juices, has raised over $21 million from the sale of equity and debt, according to a recent regulatory filing.

Aethlon Medical Makes First U.S. Shipment of Ebola Therapy

Aethlon Medical Inc., a San Diego-based medical device company making devices to treat infectious disease and cancer, announced the first shipment of its blood filtration device as a candidate to treat future Ebola virus infections in the United States.

Qualcomm Sells Taiwan Factory for $85 Million

Qualcomm Inc. sold its Mirasol display factory in Taiwan, and the equipment in it, to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. for $85 million, according to a securities filing.