SD MANUFACTURING

IPO Puts Crinetics In Position to Compete

BIOTECH: Oral Drug Replaces Shot, Aims for Greater Efficacy

After early years operating on a shoestring budget, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is flush with cash to pursue ambitious drug development plans.

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Navy Chooses Boeing Over GA-ASI, Lockheed

The U.S. Navy awarded a six-year, $805 million initial contract to build its MQ-25 Stingray aircraft to Boeing Co.

Althea Expands Into New Manufacturing Space

Ajinomoto Althea Inc., the biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing company, has opened a 57,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Sorrento Mesa.

Bold Brew Gets Good Retail Presence, Aims for $1.5M Seed Money

RETAIL: Co-Founders Went Through the SDSI Accelerator

It seems fitting for Jack Doheny and Jake Solomon, founders of Bold Brew Coffee, to have first met at a coffee stand.

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Heater Co. Has Right Material For Growth

PRODUCTION: Oasis Sees Innovative Role in Science And Tech, Including AI

Although Oasis Materials Corp. was originally founded in 2005, its president and founder, Frank Polese, considers 2012 the year his company officially started.

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Coffee Could Be Something Special in Local Agriculture

AG: High-End Crop Targets The Pricey Specialty Market

According to the San Diego County Farm Bureau, San Diego is the top grower of domestic avocados and the No. 1 nursery and floral county in the nation. But these days, local farmers have their eyes set on a new crop: coffee.

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Novo Brazil Expansion Fits New Model for Malls

Beer fanciers looking for a new taste treat could soon head south to Chula Vista, where Novo Brazil is expanding into the Otay Ranch Town Center mall with a $2.5 million micro-brewery, tasting room, restaurant and beer garden.

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Aroma Listens to Its Retailers, Keeps Eye on Economy

RETAIL: Housewares Co. Relies on Business Sense And Wide Product Line

Although keeping a relatively low public profile since launching 41 years ago, San Diego-based Aroma Housewares, mostly known for its rice cookers and multicookers, has managed to become a recognizable name in the small kitchen electric appliances industry.

Finding Weaknesses Is a Strength of ATA

ENGINEERING: Firm Does Analysis, Design and Software

Shake, rattle and roll. That is an admittedly nontechnical explanation of what ATA Engineering Inc. does.

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Capacitor-Maker Maxwell Closes Public Offering

Maxwell Technologies Inc. said Aug. 13 that it closed a public stock offering of 8,580,000 shares at $3.25 per share.

LRAD Grows Revenue, Shrinks Loss

LRAD Corp. reported a net loss of $80,000 on revenue of $7.5 million in its third quarter, which ended June 30.

Flooding Incident Prompts Up to 1,493 NASSCO Layoffs

General Dynamics NASSCO said it plans to lay off part of its workforce because of a flooding incident in a dry dock in mid-July.

Local Device Cos. See Solid Quarterly Results

MEDICINE: National Picture Expecting 4% to 5% Growth

Four major medical device companies based in San Diego recently delivered strong quarterly results, lifting their stocks and growth outlooks.

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Sagara Named CEO of SDG&E

Sempra Energy has named Kevin C. Sagara chairman and CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The business made the announcement on Aug. 10.

Trade War May Complicate Sempra’s LNG Plans

ENERGY: Company Is In ‘Constructive’ Talks With Activist Investors

Sempra Energy’s plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export business could get bogged down in a widening U.S.-China trade war, though Sempra CEO Jeff Martin struck a cautious tone while speaking with analysts about the prospect.

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