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Entrepreneur Adds Beauty, Wellness Opportunity to Her Ventures

RETAIL: Plans Complete Line of Hemp-Based Products Free of THC

For the last 20 years or so, Gina Champion-Cain has made a name for herself in San Diego, mostly in the real estate, hospitality and retail industries.

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Evofem at Critical Stretch with Potential New Birth Control

BIOTECH: Contraceptive Gel Is Part of CEO's Health Mission for Women

Evofem Biosciences wants to be the next big thing in birth control. After a long road, the San Diego biotech finds itself in a pivotal stretch.

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Saudi Arabia Talks LNG Imports, Partnership With Sempra

Under the deal, Saudi Aramco would take a 25 percent stake in Sempra LNG's Port Arthur, Texas plant, which has yet to be financed and built. Sempra would export 5 million metric tons of LNG per year to Saudi Aramco.

Tiled Raises $1.5M, Hires Former Adobe Exec

SOFTWARE: Co.’s Interactive Marketing Gets Some Big Attention

Tiled, a Rancho Bernardo startup that helps companies make interactive marketing content, raised $1.5 million in a seed round that closed on May 20.

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Licensing Business May Be on the Line

LEGAL: Qualcomm Case To Take Time to Play Out

It seemed like Qualcomm Inc. was in the clear after the company struck a settlement with Apple Inc. The deal removed several of Qualcomm’s largest legal obstacles, and returned one of its largest customers for the next six years.

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Reneo Shows Up With Big Money, Some Big Names

PHARMA: $50M Series A to Target Energy, Metabolism Disorders

Former Lumena Pharmaceuticals Inc. executives are at it again. San Diego’s Reneo Pharmaceuticals emerged from stealth mode on May 20 with a $50 million Series A round to tackle metabolism and energy disorders.

Life Sciences Occupancy Growth Down 44% in Q1

PROPERTY: Tenant Demand Still Robust; Rents Increase

San Diego’s life sciences cluster produced only 77,600 square feet of occupancy growth in the first quarter of the year.

MabVax Sells Assets to German Company

BIOTECH: BioNTech Plans to Establish a Local Research Facility

The recent acquisition of San Diego’s MabVax has been a long time coming. MabVax sold its cancer drug assets and its lab equipment to German company BioNTech, it was announced earlier this month.

A Sound Business Model: LRAD Grows Revenue 30 Percent

DEFENSE: Rancho Bernardo Business Bought Back $2.2M of Its Stock

LRAD Corp., the maker of Long Range Acoustic Devices able to deliver sound over great distances intelligibly, reported net income of $1.18 million, or 4 cents per share, on total revenues of $10.2 million during its second quarter, which ended March 31.

Product, Passion and Branding Hit Target

FOOD: Company Appeals to Millennial Tastes, Mindset

Food company Bonafide Provisions sells chicken, beef, turkey and frontier flavored broths and other bone broth-based food products in about 6,000 stores nationwide, including Jimbo’s…Naturally!, Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods Market.

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Pacific Surf Designs Wins Appeal Decision

According to a press release, this victory comes after other wins against Surf Waves, Ltd., and Flowrider Surf, Ltd., both affiliates of Whitewater West Industries.

TuSimple Launches Pilot with U.S. Postal Service

TuSimple, a startup developing self-driving trucks, will run a two-week pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service.

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Tealium Closes $55M Funding Round

TECH: Customer Data Platform Casts Big Net Across Systems

San Diego-based software company Tealium closed a $55 million funding round May 15. The new funds will help Tealium grow as the competition heats up Chief Financial Officer Doug Lindroth said.

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Office Bridges Gap Between Discovery, Therapeutics

HEALTH: Arm of Moores Cancer Center Holds Annual Symposium

A department at UC San Diego Health’s Moores Cancer Center is known for putting on a symposium to translate groundbreaking oncology discoveries into therapeutics.

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Chinese Pharma Co. Expands Its CRO Role in San Diego

PHARMA: Acquisitions Part of CRO Consolidation Trend Locally, Nationwide

WuXi AppTec is making moves in San Diego. The Chinese pharmaceutical company earlier this month bought San Diego-based Pharmapace.