George Lurie

Editor-in-Chief

Email: glurie@sdbj.com
Phone: 559-308-8669

Recent Stories

Escient Pharmaceuticals Appoints Joshua Grass as New CEO

BIOTECH: Company Co-Founder Dr. Alain Baron Retires

San Diego-based Escient Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage company focused on discovering and developing therapies to address serious, unserved medical needs, has named Joshua Grass as the company’s new chief executive officer.

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Nucleix Closes $55M Funding Round

LIFE SCIENCES: Company’s Liquid Biopsy Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment

San Diego-based Nucleix, a company revolutionizing cancer treatment by detecting the disease earlier via liquid biopsy, has secured $55 million from a syndicate of leading life science investors in an oversubscribed financing round.

Meet the Team

SDBJ Insider

In our first edition of 2022, I introduced myself to Business Journal readers. Now, I want to put the spotlight on the engine that powers the publication, the newsroom’s veteran editorial staff.

Area Hospitals Innovate to Offset Workforce Shortages Compounded by COVID

With the Arrival of Omicron, Pandemic’s Second Winter Takes on a Different Tone

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 races across San Diego County infecting record numbers of residents, healthcare leaders are battling to keep their facilities staffed and fully operational.

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Codex DNA Releases Synthetic Genome for Omicron

BIOTECH: Company Expanding Catalog of COVID-19 Tools for Researchers

San Diego-based Codex DNA (Nasdaq: DNAY), a pioneer in automated benchtop synthetic biology, has announced the release of a new full-length synthetic genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus for the highly mutated and contagious Omicron variant.

AI Fuels 10% Job Growth in SD’s Transportation Cluster – Even Amid Pandemic

TECH: EDC Study Quantifies Increasing Impact of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

The Brookings Institution recently named San Diego as one of the country’s top adopters of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Names New Managing Director

HOSPITALITY: Veteran Exec Randy Zupanski Takes Helm at Fabled Carlsbad Resort

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad has named veteran hotelier Randy Zupanski as its new managing director.

AMR Tabs Kevin Mercer to Lead San Diego County Region

HEALTHCARE: Will Oversee More Than 700 EMTs, Paramedics, Dispatchers

Kevin Mercer, who began his career with American Medical Response (AMR) as a field paramedic 27 years ago, has been named the company’s new director for the San Diego County/Imperial County region.

Hello San Diego!

SDBJ Insider

This is my first opportunity to officially introduce myself, at least in first-person, as the San Diego Business Journal’s new editor-in-chief.

Jensen Meat Donates 250 Tons of Plant-Based Patties to Feeding San Diego

NONPROFITS: End of Year Donation Largest Ever by SD Processor

Local nonprofit Feeding San Diego has received its largest food donation to date from San Diego-based Jensen Meat Co.

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