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S.D. Firms Tackle Symptoms, Ebola Diagnostics

MEDICINE: The Cos. Have the Capacity for Ramping Up Production

Another San Diego-based company is taking aim at Ebola, but unlike the other companies, Leading BioSciences Inc. is focusing on treating the symptoms of the deadly virus rather than targeting the virus itself.

Philanthropist Sally Thornton Leaves Mitek Board

Sally Thornton, a director of San Diego-based Mitek Systems Inc. for decades and the wife of company Chairman John Thornton, stepped down from her seat on the board Nov. 4, the company told securities regulators.

Hush Kickstarter Campaign Raises One-Third of Goal By Second Day

Hush, a technology company in residence at the EvoNexus incubator downtown, attained one-third of its $100,000 donation goal by the second day of its Kickstarter crowd funding campaign on Nov. 13.

Pfenex Inc. Reports Q3 Revenue of $2.8 Million

Pfenex Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company that makes biosimilars, including vaccines for anthrax and malaria, reported financial results for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30, 2014.

Noble Environmental Technologies Raises $6 Million From Two Investors

Noble Environmental Technologies Corp., an environmental technology and manufacturing company in San Diego, has raised $6 million from the sale of securities to two undisclosed investors, according to a recent regulatory filling.

Startup Wireless Diagnostics Systems Raises $500,000

Wireless Diagnostic Systems Inc., a San Diego startup developing patient monitoring devices with technology from the California Institute of Technology lab of Axel Scherer, raised $500,000 from Domain Associates, according to a recent regulatory filing.

Isis to Offer $425 Million of Convertible Senior Notes

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Monday that it intends to offer $425 million of convertible senior notes, due in 2021, in a private placement, subject to market and other considerations.

RF Industries to Acquire Comnet Telecom Supply

RF Industries Ltd., the San Diego makers and distributors of wireless cable assemblies, said it signed a non-binding term sheet to acquire Comnet Telecom Supply Inc., a New Jersey distributor of telecom and data products, for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.

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Entropic Parts Ways with CEO; Plans to Cut 200 Jobs

Entropic Communications Inc. made a big change at the top on the same day it reported large-scale layoffs and a quarterly loss.

Senomyx Reports Q3 Results

San Diego-based Senomyx Inc. announced unaudited revenue of $5.9 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with $6.7 million for the like quarter of 2013.

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Making Closer Connections

Proximity-Beacon Systems Part of Promising Technology on Display at Verizon Ventures Meeting

As you make your way north on the crowded sidewalks of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, your smartphone suddenly comes to life.

With ‘Computational Photography Platform,’ Seeing is Believing

You could call it a camera, but its builder wants you to think bigger.

Alex Mashinsky Named CEO of Novatel Wireless Inc.

The board of Novatel Wireless Inc. has named Alex Mashinsky, 49, as its permanent CEO, the business announced. Mashinsky, who had been interim CEO since June, signed an agreement Nov. 2 stating that he will serve initially for three years.

Qualcomm Posts Record $26.49 Billion in Revenue

TECH: Wireless Giant Faces Regulatory Scrutiny Here and Abroad

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego’s biggest public company, sailed to record revenue of $26.49 billion during the fiscal year that ended in September.

CareFusion Reports $922 Million in First Quarter Revenue

CareFusion Corp., a medical technology company in San Diego, reported $922 million in revenue for its first quarter of fiscal 2015, an 11 percent increase from the same quarter last year, according to financial statements.