Jared Whitlock

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ECONOMY: San Diego Is a Clear Winner as Qualcomm's Stock Surges

The end of a royalty dispute that bogged down Qualcomm Inc., one of San Diego’s largest employers, looks to be a win for the region.

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• AirporTour, a San Diego-based company that is building interactive airport guides with audio tours. • Ciari Guitars Inc., a San Diego-based startup that makes foldable travel guitars. The company p

A division of Rady Children’s Hospital that deploys quick-turnaround genomic sequencing in puzzling cases has added six board members.

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Funding Puts EvoFem in Position for Product Launch

Through a private stock placement Evofem Biosciences raised $30 million and said a second tranche is expected to provide up to $50 million more as the company gets closer to asking for regulatory approval of its birth control gel.

PhaseBio Drug Receives ‘Breakthrough’ Designation

PhaseBio’s drug that aims to stop bleeding events received a breakthrough drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That follows an initial public offering and promising test results.

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Salk Institute Receives $35M for Plant Initiative Fighting Climate Change

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is set to receive $35 million to develop plants that suck up large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere to fight climate change.

Turning Point Therapeutics Raises $166.5M in Public Debut

Cancer drug developer Turning Point Therapeutics raised $166.5 million in its public market debut, an amount that surpassed original company expectation.

Viracta Therapeutics Receives Orphan Drug Designation

Viracta Therapeutics will receive tax credits and other benefits under a recent orphan drug designation, the latest from a company that’s been in the news lately.

PhaseBio Drug Garners Breakthrough Designation

PhaseBio’s drug that aims to stop bleeding events received a breakthrough drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Adds 6 Board Members

A division of Rady Children’s Hospital that deploys quick-turnaround genomic sequencing in puzzling cases has added six board members.

MedImpact Announces Layoffs

San Diego-based MedImpact Healthcare Systems will lay off up to 64 employees, citing business consolidation.

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