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Cannabis Products Co. Acquired By Canadian Company

SDC, a San Diego-based cannabis consumer product goods company, has been acquired for $27 million by Next Green Wave, headquartered in Canada. According to a news release, the company has been rebranded as WeareSDC and, as part of the transaction all members of the SDC team will lead the Next Green Wave extraction and manufacturing unit.

TECH: Settlement Puts Qualcomm Back In 5G Driver’s Seat

The announcement that shook the tech world last week immediately brightened Qualcomm Inc.’s future.

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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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Cubic Secures U.S. Navy Aerial Refueling Supplier Contract

The Boeing Co. has tapped Cubic Corp. to aid in the development of the U.S. Navy’s first unmanned aerial refueling aircraft.

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Special Report: Seeking Approval

Downtown Development May Take a New Turn As Civic San Diego Loses Its Role in the Process

The demise of Civic San Diego as the arbiter of downtown development may slow approval of new projects or may lead to better oversight.

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Aquacycl Helps Food and Beverage Cos. Deal With Sludge

Most San Diegans can appreciate a good glass of beer. But few think about what’s left after the brewing process.

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Cullgen Raises $16M in Series A For Cancer Fighting Treatments

Cullgen, a San Diego-based biotechnology company, raised $16 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital China and HighLight Capital.

Airport Innovation Lab Selects Diverse Lineup for Cohort

Five new startups will join the San Diego International Airport’s accelerator program this summer. The Airport Innovation Lab picked companies for its second cohort since it launched the program in 2018.

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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.

Firebird Flies in for a Visit Demonstrating Its Versatility and Availability

What’s spindly and gray, with twin tails and a backward-facing propeller? Nope, it’s not a riddle. It probably was what a lot of people at Montgomery Field were asking each other on April 17 as they viewed the strange aircraft on the other side of the chain-link fence.

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Citadel Awarded Drone-Defense Contract

National City-based Citadel Defense signed a $1 million purchase contract with the Defense Logistics Agency on April 16.

SD 500: Jeff Church

Non-GMO, cold-pressed juice might seem a far cry from concrete and private equity, but Jeff Church has had a hand in these markets.

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Navy Tests Leading-Edge Tech in April Exercise

Point Loma is home to a U.S. Navy lab, where military and civilian researchers put new inventions to the test.

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SD 500: Gina Champion-Cain

SDBJ 500 recap: Gina Champion-Cain

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Triton Aims for a Hot Commodity With Its ‘Cool’ Food

With the rise of the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat tacos, and other plant-based products, one San Diego startup is looking to take a bite of a growing market.

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