Jeff Clemetson

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Union Bank Hosts Discussion on Improving Access to Capital

FINANCE: Acquisition by U.S. Bank May Bolster Community Programs

A recent panel discussion hosted by Union Bank at the Hotel Del Coronado explored the causes of and solutions to inequities in banking for marginalized communities.

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Pilot Program Reduces Bill for Highest-Cost Patients

HEALTHCARE: Presidium Health Teams with CHG for Concierge Care

To improve outcomes for the most challenged residents in our communities, San Diego-based Presidium Health is taking on the 1%.

Radicle Science Retools Clinical Trials for Wellness Products

HEALTHTECH: Company Founded to Address Cannabis Efficacy Testing

Wellness products like CBD oil or valerian root are used by millions of people for various health benefits, but official proof of their effectiveness has long been a frustration of producers and consumers alike. San Diego startup Radicle Science has come up with a solution.

ADF Tops $1B in Loans

FINTECH: Serving the ‘Underestimated’

This month, Applied Data Finance, LLC (ADF) announced a milestone – more than $1 billion in loans originated or facilitated by its AI-powered analytics platform.

BARDA Taps Jumpcode for Pathogen Detection Program

BIOTECH: Platform Isolates Pathogens in Sequencing Workflows

Detecting and responding to unknown pathogens will be key in stopping the next pandemic.

Report Spotlights Impact of Blue Economy

BLUETECH: Despite COVID, Sector Saw 163% Job Growth

Even amongst strong and diverse sectors like biotech, pharma and tourism, San Diego’s blue economy is a pillar of prosperity in the region, and one that is growing quickly.

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Friendly Hills Bank Expands Executive Team

On May 17, Friendly Hills Bank (FHB) announced it is bolstering its executive suite with a spate of new hires.

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Aspen Neuroscience Raises $147.5M in Series B Round

BIOTECH: Starting Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Stem Cell Therapy

San Diego-based Aspen Neuroscience, Inc. announced a Series B financing round of $147.5 million on May 9 to further advance its treatment of Parkinson’s disease using autologous stem cell therapies.

Illumina, Deerfield Ink Drug Development Deal

PHARMA: Partnership to Take Genomics Approach to Discovery

Illumina, Inc. is expanding its reach into drug discovery and development. On May 5, the San Diego DNA sequencing giant announced a partnership with New York-based healthcare investment management firm Deerfield Management to apply a genetic-led approach to develop novel therapies for diseases with unmet medical needs.

Qualcomm Unveils Advanced Robotics

TECH: Platforms Debut at 5G Summit

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. unveiled its latest and most advanced developments in 5G and AI-enabled robotics on May 10 and the company’s annual 5G Summit.

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