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Whistleblower Laws Call for Sound, Clearly Defined Policies

LAW: Proliferation of Lawsuits Emphasizes Scope of the Problem

A tidal wave of new lawsuits claiming retaliation against so-called whistleblowers has been hitting business owners in recent years.

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Epic Brings New Tools to Cancer Detection

MEDICINE: Efforts Aim to Target Treatment, Aid Disease Management

Even in a challenging economic climate, San Diego startup Epic Sciences has been able to access private, venture capital and government financing to advance its work in developing diagnostics that could be used to detect and guide treatments for many types of cancer.

Shire Names New President of Regenerative Medicine Unit

BIOTECH: Ireland- Based Company Prepares For CEO Switch in April

A dramatic changing of the guards is taking place at Shire of Dublin, Ireland, and its local Regenerative Medicine business as top leaders move into new roles or exit the company.

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Website’s Services Are All About Getting You Moving

SERVICE: Planning a Move Is Made Much Easier for Customers

Local moving companies such as Bekins Moving Solutions and Manpower Movers are jumping on board with a revolutionary service offered by Unpakt that compresses the arduous task of planning a move into one convenient website.

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Envoy’s Team to Join Takeda’s Local Forces

BIOTECH: Buy Puts Resources, Region Behind Promising Efforts

La Jolla-based Takeda California Inc., with its connection to Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, should be able to take the recently acquired Envoy Therapeutics’ technology to the next level.

SDG&E’s Smart Grid Can See in the Dark

ENERGY: During Outages, It Finds Problems, Solutions

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is flexing its “smart grid” technology to speed up the detection of power outages and the restoration of electricity to customers.

Scripps Adds Food Firm’s Selections to Its Wellness Recipe

HEALTH: FITzee’s Healthful Fare Targets Discriminating Tummies

Scripps Health is helping its employees and patients meet the challenge of making healthy choices by introducing vending machines provided by locally based FITzee Foods Inc.

The Public Joins Pharma Players Backing Regulus

BIOTECH: IPO to Boost Firm’s Pioneering Work in MicroRNAs

Local biopharmaceutical firm Regulus Therapeutics Inc. has the ability to delve deeper into development of therapeutics that target microRNAs with $80.9 million raised in the only life-sciences initial public offering in San Diego this year.

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Alternative Loan Products Provide Options to Borrowers

FINANCE: Borrowers Can Expect Shorter Terms, Higher Interest Rates

Tightening banking regulations coupled with a restrictive lending environment has some businesses turning to alternative means for accessing cash quickly such as hard money lending and factoring.

Financial Services Delivered With Laser-Focus

FINANCE: Firms Use Expertise in an Area To Draw Custome

Several local financial services firms have discovered that a “less is more” strategy is one of the best ways to distinguish themselves from their corporate counterparts and tailor services to their customers’ needs.

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