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Generic Drug Route Had Learning Curve

PHARMA: Company Opts to Build Distribution Network

For the past three years, an office building owned by Carlsbad Technology Inc. sat empty, awaiting enough growth from the generic drug manufacturer to force an office expansion. The moment has come: Carlsbad Technology moved into its new offices last month to accommodate an additional 33 employees over the past nine months, for a total of 136 employees.

Quidel Corp. Reports Q3 Revenue of $46.8 Million

Quidel Corp., a diagnostic test manufacturer in San Diego, reported revenue of $46.8 million in the third quarter of 2015, up 14 percent from the same period last year.

Northrop Grumman Mum on Whether S.D. Will Get Share of $60 Billion Contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. declined comment Tuesday on whether any work from its newly acquired, $60 billion next-generation stealth bomber contract would flow to San Diego’s defense community.

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AleSmith Brewing Opens New Tasting Room in Miramar

AleSmith Brewing Co. has opened its previously announced new tasting room in Miramar, billed as San Diego County’s largest brewery tasting room at 25,000 square feet.

Flextronics Announces $20 Million Expansion of Tijuana Facility

San Diego Flextronics, a large multinational company known mostly for designing and manufacturing computer equipment, announced a $20 million expansion of its Tijuana facility.

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‘Wait Loss’ Is Goal In Aging of Alcohol

TECH: Device Said to Cut Time in Half For Barrel-Aging Process

The hardest part of barrel aging? Waiting. It typically takes months, even years, to make a quality beer or spirit, such as whiskey or rum.

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Sharp Grossmont Adds Cancer-Fighting Tool

MEDICINE: System’s Precision Helps Avoid Unnecessary Damage

Sharp Grossmont Hospital announced that it has added a new cancer-fighting tool to its arsenal ― the Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator.

It’s Awards Season at the Pentagon, Contract Awards That Is

As the old year drew to a close, the push at the Defense Department was to get funds obligated before the chimes struck 12.

Health Nucleus Provides High-Tech Analysis at Healthy Price

La Jolla’s famed geneticist J. Craig Venter has launched what he describes as the world’s most comprehensive service to determine health and disease risk. The service provides a detailed picture of a person’s health down to the molecular level, which helps people make more informed decisions about treatment.

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Radio Work Signals Jobs for Northrop Grumman’s Local Units

DEFENSE: Contractor Wins Bids for F-35s And Signal Jammers

Northrop Grumman Corp. sees growth ahead in its military radio business in Kearny Mesa and Carmel Mountain Ranch.

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Fly Trap Inventors Are Using Crowdfunding to Create a Buzz

PRODUCTION: Co. Tapped Local Resources: Inventors Club, 3rdSpace

Flies everywhere should be very, very scared. Joylyn Keil Darnell and Dennis Darnell are planning their demise.

Ballast Point, S.D.'s No. 2 Brewer, Files for IPO

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Inc. is taking the plunge with an initial public offering of stock.

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General Dynamics NASSCO Holds Christening for ECO Tanker

General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a christening ceremony Oct. 17 for the first ECO tanker, the Lone Star State, for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) under construction at the company’s shipyard in San Diego.

WD-40 Co. Reports Q4 Net Income of $11.7 Million

WD-40 Co., the corporation that makes the lubricant of the same name as well as other chemicals, said on Oct. 15 that it had net income of $11.7 million, or 80 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $92 million during the fourth quarter.

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Opposing Forces

DEFENSE: The Pentagon Cash Flow Is Kind to Some Cos., But the Specter of Defense Budget Cuts Still Looms

How healthy is the region’s defense economy? In the short term, it’s great. In the long term, observers seem a little more guarded