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Hitting The Spot

BEVERAGE: Suja’s Juices Find a Market Thirsty for Its Flavors

From the borrowed attic space of a nightclub to the sprawling manufacturing facility in Miramar, Suja Life LLC has grown from a two-man operation to the fastest-growing beverage company in the nation.

ResMed Acquires Software Provider Jaysec for Undisclosed Sum

San Diego-based ResMed Inc. announced it has acquired Jaysec, a provider of Internet-based software solutions for the home medical equipment industry.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Awarded $279.1 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $279.1 million contract to produce two dozen Reaper unmanned aircraft and associated equipment.

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Announces $5M Milestone Payment

Carlsbad-based Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has earned a $5 million milestone payment from Biogen Idec related to developing a treatment for an unspecified neurological disorder.

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Ligand Reports Q4 Net Income of $7.1M

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based biotechnology firm, posted quarterly earnings results.

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Nassco's Newet Ship, USNS Lewis B. Puller, Named After Famous Marine

With the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps in attendance, dignitaries named one of General Dynamics Nassco’s newest ships after a larger-than-life Marine, Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller.

CareFusion Signs Exclusive Agreement With Breas Medical

San Diego-based CareFusion Corp., a global medical technology company, announced Monday that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the U.S. with Breas Medical for its Vivo line of ventilation equipment.

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Tapping Its Resources

BEER: Brewer Sets Up Financing, Production for Even Bigger Push in State

San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Co., the granddaddy of local craft beer brewers, is taking steps to boost production capacity and meet growing retail demand for products such as its Red Trolley Ale.

Maxwell Technologies Reports Q4 Revenue of $52.9 Million

Maxwell Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported revenue of $52.9 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, up 36 percent from the $39 million recorded in the same period in 2013.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Sermonix Sign Licensing Agreement

San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Tuesday the signing of a license agreement with Sermonix Pharmaceuticals LLC for the development and commercialization of oral lasofoxifene.

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Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Announces Two Promotions

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a pharmaceutical company making compounded drug therapies, announced that it has promoted John Saharek to chief commercial officer and Andrew R. Boll to chief financial officer.

BioNano Genomics Reports Raising $68.5 Million in Financing

San Diego-based BioNano Genomics Inc., a genome-mapping device company, has raised $68.5 million in financing, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Two Businesses Chosen to Work on Five-Year Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy tapped two San Diego businesses — BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc. and Information Systems Laboratories Inc. — to work on intelligence-exploitation and targeting systems over the next five years.

Tony Karklins Named General Manager of BST Bikes

BST Nano Carbon, a Rancho Bernardo manufacturer that uses advanced composite materials, named Tony Karklins general manager of BST Bikes LLC, the company’s cycling division.

Vanguard Delivers Satellite Structures to Lockheed Martin

Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. said on Jan. 22 that it recently delivered two satellite bus structures to satellite-builder Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT).