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Former Attorney Morrison Pursues Her Passion

SMALL BUSINESS: Brewery Co-Founder Helps Dogs Find Homes

Providing second chances comes first for Virginia Morrison. Morrison is co-founder and CEO of Second Chance Beer Company, the Carmel Mountain-headquartered craft brew business that champions dogs in shelters and with rescue organizations, using the award-winning brewery’s means to find forever homes for the animals.

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Halozyme Helps Speed Treatment for Cancer Patients

BIOPHARMA: Roche Study Using ENHANZE Shows Promise

San Diego-based Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. is achieving increasingly positive results – and industry partnerships -- for its proprietary ENHANZE technology, which speeds drug delivery to patients while also reducing the need for intravenous treatments.

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Navy Exercises Test Unmanned Assets

GA-ASI Aircraft, Experimental Vessels Put Through Their Paces

The U.S. Navy gave unmanned vehicle technology a workout as part of RIMPAC 2022, its month-long Rim of the Pacific exercise scheduled to end on Aug. 4. The exercise took place in and around the Hawaiian Islands as well as in Southern California. Some 26 nations participated.

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Sensor Work Occupies Northrop Grumman

AEROSPACE: Firm to Upgrade Gear on Navy’s Unmanned Triton Aircraft

The U.S. Navy recently modified two contracts with Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), builder of the Triton unmanned aircraft. The deals will equip certain aircraft with a set of sensors designed to meet the Navy’s critical maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting needs.

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Kratos to Expand Alabama Business

Southern Research Acquired for $80M; Hypersonic Work Eyed

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) has acquired another company — this one in the aerospace center of Birmingham, Alabama. With the help of local government, the Scripps Ranch business plans to expand in that city, and go after work in hypersonic flight.

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NASSCO Inks $600M in Ship Contracts

SHIPBUILDING: Funds Will Support Preliminary Work on 3 Vessels

General Dynamics NASSCO signed $600 million in ship construction deals that will keep its Barrio Logan shipyard, as well as subcontractors throughout the country, busy from mid-2023 through 2027.

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ARS, Seattle Firm to Merge

PHARMA: $265M Deal to Fund neffy Launch

ARS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is ramped up and ready to go for its expected commercial launch of neffy – an epinephrine nasal device for treating severe allergic reactions.

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HIV Research Breakthroughs at Salk, Scripps

LIFE SCIENCE: New Understandings of Virus Have Potential for Lucrative Therapies

Even though COVID gets most of the headline, researchers at both the Salk Institute and Scripps Research have made progress on a virus that still affects tens of millions of people globally – HIV.

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Daré Inks Licensing Deal Worth Potential $192M

BIOPHARMA: Women’s Health Pipeline Attracting Partners, Investors

Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) is making the most of its partnership agreements.

Tribe Runs State's Only On-Reservation Brewery

TRIBAL BUSINESS: Diversifying Toward Self-Sufficiency

California, which is home to more than 700,000 American Indians, accommodates the most tribal-operated casinos in the U.S., with 76 gaming facilities currently owned by 73 of 109 federally recognized tribes in the state.

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Biocom Taps Global Exec

LIFE SCIENCE: Motta to Lead SD Office

Biocom California’s San Diego office has a new leader. On July 7, Biocom announced that it has appointed Miguel Motta to serve as vice president of strategic operations and as the first head of the organization’s San Diego regional office.

Aptera Chooses China-based Battery Supplier

EVs: Carlsbad Company Ramping Up for Production

Carlsbad-based Aptera Motors has selected EVE Energy Co., Ltd, as the solar EV company’s lithium-ion battery cell supplier.

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Evofem’s Wild Ride

PHARMA: SCOTUS Ruling Triggers Stock Surge

The Supreme Court ruling to end federal abortion protections in the U.S. has sent San Diego-based Evofem Bioscience’s stock on a rocket ride in recent weeks.

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General Dynamics NASSCO Christens ‘Sea Base’ Ship

SHIPBUILDING: USNS John L. Canley Will Support a Variety of Military Operations

General Dynamics NASSCO christened the USNS John L. Canley, the fourth ship for the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program on Saturday, June 25 at its Barrio Logan shipyard.

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Making Waves in the Apparel World

RETAIL: H2OM Founder Energized by Ocean

“I’ve always had this deep connection to the ocean,” said Abby Brown, founder and CEO of H2OM, a San Diego-based apparel and accessories company that sources premium recycled polyester fabric for its material.

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