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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FINANCE: At NNB, Her Expertise Helps Underserved Clients
What began as a banking job after high school turned into a lifelong career for Rebecca Humphries, whose 26 years in the business has led to a top executive position at Neighborhood National Bank.