Tag: San Diego

Retrophin to Present at the Leerink Partners Rare Disease & Immuno-Oncology Roundtable Series

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Retrophin, Inc. (Nasdaq:RTRX) today announced that Alvin Shih, M.D., executive vice president and head of research & development, will present at the Leerink Partners Rare Disease & Immuno-Oncology Roundtable Series in New York City on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11:05 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the presentation will be available at http://ir.retrophin.com/events.cfm and an archived replay will be accessible for up to 90 days.            About Retrophin Retrophin is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering life-changing therapies to people living with rare diseases who have few, if any, treatment options. The Company’s

New Report Ranks 15 Top Banks on Mobile Deposit Customer Experience

SAN DIEGO and LONDON, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mitek (NASDAQ:MITK), (www.miteksystems.com), a global leader in mobile capture and identity verification software solutions, today announced the release of new research from the fintech and digital commerce research firm, Futurion examining the key factors influencing consumer adoption of mobile deposit. The 2016 Mobile Deposit Benchmark Report provides customer experience rankings for 15 top financial institutions (FIs) in the United States. The study reveals why some FIs are achieving higher adoption rates than others with one of the most popular mobile banking applications of all time. “Mobile deposit is one of

LPL Financial Reports Monthly Activity for August 2016

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), today released its monthly activity report for August 2016. Total brokerage and advisory assets served at the end of August were approximately $502 billion, a 0.4 percent increase compared to the end of July 2016.  Total client cash sweep balances at the end of August were $29.1 billion, a 0.7 percent increase compared to July 2016.                     (End of Period $ in

Eckrich and Operation Homefront Honor a Two-Time Purple Heart Recipient On Day of Remembrance at Randy Houser Concert

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, partnered with the San Diego Naval Base Military Commissary and Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families, to honor a California military family on Sunday. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7aa114f9-62b4-4b3b-ab5e-5490478722f9 Eckrich invited the Estrada family to the Randy Houser concert in Salt Lake City, Utah and surprised them with a gift of $5,000 in free groceries to the San Diego Naval Base commissary on a day when

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP(R) Port Jefferson/East Patchogue, NY Practitioner Recognized for her Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Otolaryngology

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ear, nose and throat specialists and sub-specialists of ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA)-the nation’s preeminent otolaryngology practice-have long valued support offered to clinicians by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Year after year, so many of the Practice’s 180+ physicians attend the AAO-HNS annual meeting, this year to be held September 18-21 in San Diego, California.  Indeed, dozens of ENTA physicians have spoken and led seminars at AAO-HNS events held during the convention. This year is particularly special to ENTA, because one of its own-Dr. Lauren

Mushroom Networks Introduces the VNF Design Studio, Enabling the Creation of Custom WANs On Demand

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mushroom Networks, innovators in Broadband-Bonding™ and Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) platforms, today launched the VNF Design Studio, a platform that represents the next stage in the evolution of the SD-WAN market. The VNF (Virtual Network Function) Design Studio is the industry’s first solution that enables service providers and large enterprises to easily build their own virtual network functions, custom-made for their WAN via a curated library of modular, drag-and-drop components. By doing so, admins are able, for the first time ever, to fully optimize their WAN and the performance of their

Organovo and Collaborators Publish Data in Toxicological Sciences Demonstrating Power of 3D Bioprinted Human Liver Tissues in Modeling Drug-Induced Liver Injury Leading to Fibrosis

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO) (“Organovo”), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using its 3D bioprinting technology, today announced a publication in the scientific journal, Toxicological Sciences, which demonstrates the power of Organovo’s ExViveTM Human Liver Tissue to effectively model drug-induced liver injury leading to fibrosis. Using Organovo’s 3D bioprinted human liver tissues, researchers from Organovo, The Institute for Drug Safety Sciences and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were able to reconstruct key aspects of methotrexate and thioacetamide-induced progressive human liver injury in a way

TripAdvisor Showcases the World’s Best Museums With Travelers’ Choice Awards

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Named #1 Museum in the U.S. and World for Second Year in a Row TripAdvisor Highlights Reasons to Visit Now as Well as Top-Rated Tours and  Skip-the-Line Passes Available to Book on TripAdvisor NEEDHAM, Mass., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Museums. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.  “From awe-inspiring art galleries to thought-provoking memorials, Travelers’ Choice Museums provide

Flexion Therapeutics Announces Two Key Corporate Appointments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLXN) announced today that it has made two key appointments to its leadership team: Carolyn Beaty Scimemi, Esq., an experienced compliance and legal professional, as Chief Compliance Officer, and Adam Muzikant, Ph.D., a veteran biotechnology deal negotiator and strategist, as Vice President, Business Development. Ms. Scimemi and Dr. Muzikant join the Flexion leadership team as the company prepares to submit a planned new drug application (NDA) in the fourth quarter of 2016 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its drug candidate Zilretta™ (also known as FX006),

Aptose Submits Formal Response to Clinical Hold for APTO-253

SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) (TSX:APS), a clinical-stage company developing new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics that target the underlying mechanisms of cancer, announced today that it has submitted a formal response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the previously announced clinical hold of Aptose’s Phase 1b clinical trial of APTO-253 in patients with hematologic cancers.  Aptose provided responses to all of the questions cited in the clinical hold letter issued by the FDA. “This submission represents months of disciplined labor to resolve a manufacturing matter related to APTO-253

Awender Chiropractic Brings Redwood City Effective Care for Auto Accident Injuries Using Focused Chiropractic Treatments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Awender Chiropractic would like to alert Redwood City and nearby residents who have been in an auto accident about their chiropractic services for treating common auto accident injuries.  An auto accident can be a devastating blow to health and quality of life. Even a minor accident can bring with it problems like whiplash, concussion, herniated disc, neck pain, back pain and back injuries. Fortunately, chiropractic treatments can help with healing and recovery for all of these auto accident issues, reports Awender Chiropractic. Auto accident victims should also be aware that symptoms

Pacific Mercantile Bank Launches Solar and Renewable Energy Lending Group

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Mercantile Bank (“the Bank”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC), today announced the launch of its Solar and Renewable Energy Lending Group, which will offer specialized financing to companies engaged in sustainable, renewable energy projects across the United States. “Renewable energy financing is an excellent fit with our commercial banking platform,” said Tom Vertin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Mercantile Bank.  “We specialize in developing the type of customized, flexible financing solutions required for small-scale renewable energy commercial projects.  Capitalizing on the strong demand for

NFL Veteran and Monmouth County Resident Donald Brown Receives Highest Honor at Natural High's 2016 Gala

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Donald Brown, Red Bank Catholic High School graduate and seven year NFL Running Back, is being recognized for his work to inspire millions of youth nationally with the 2016 Game Changer Award presented by Natural High on Saturday, September 10 in San Diego. Brown has personally championed an effort to pass legislation in New Jersey that would implement the Natural High Drug Prevention curriculum in school districts throughout New Jersey and has served as a national Natural High Ambassador. He has been featured in Natural High videos and has spoken at

Poseida Therapeutics Establishes Scientific Advisory Board

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. (“Poseida”), a San Diego-based company translating best-in-class gene editing technologies into lifesaving therapeutics, announced the creation of the company’s scientific advisory board with several key appointments. The scientific advisory board will provide guidance on the application of Poseida’s gene editing technology platform towards the development of next generation CAR T-cell immunotherapies and gene therapies. “We have recruited an exceptional group of experts to our scientific advisory board, each one with a reputation for excellence in their respective fields,” said Eric Ostertag, M.D., Ph.D., chief executive officer of Poseida Therapeutics.

Apricus Biosciences Announces Approval of Vitaros® for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction in Argentina

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:APRI), a biopharmaceutical company advancing innovative medicines in urology and rheumatology, today announced that Argentina has granted Apricus’ commercialization partner, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, market approval for Vitaros®, an on-demand topical cream indicated for the treatment of patients with erectile dysfunction. This is the twenty-fourth country in which the product has been approved, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. “We are very pleased that Vitaros has received its

Kratos’ Monics® Enterprise Addresses New Satellite RF Interference Monitoring Challenges in an Increasingly Congested Space Environment

Intelsat Selects Monics Enterprise to Monitor its Entire Fleet, IncludingNew EpicNG High Performance Satellites SAN DIEGO, Sept. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today the release of Monics® Enterprise, one of two new additions to its Monics family of industry leading satellite carrier monitoring and interference mitigation solutions. Monics Enterprise was developed to provide satellite and network operators with a solution to the increasingly complex process of monitoring and detecting Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) created by hundreds of Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellites, thousands of emerging small sats and

Organovo Announces Initiation of Commercial Contracting for ExVive Human Kidney Tissue

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO) (“Organovo”), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using its 3D bioprinting technology, today announced that it has begun commercial contracting for its second tissue service, the ExViveTM Human Kidney.  This kidney proximal tubule model is a natural expansion of the Company’s preclinical product and service portfolio, allowing customers to study the effects of drug exposure on a key portion of the human kidney relevant to drug discovery and development.  Organovo has already signed multiple commercial orders and is collaborating on toxicology panels and

VIDEO RELEASE–AMSEC Employee Featured in Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Shape of Freedom Campaign

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) is showcasing Ali Harkous, manager of the surface program management office at HII’s AMSEC subsidiary, as the company’s latest brand ambassador for its new Shape of Freedom advertising campaign. Harkous, an immigrant from Lebanon and U.S. Navy veteran, shares his dedication to his work at AMSEC through a series of print and online ads and a company video. Harkous left Lebanon during a civil war in the 1970s and immigrated to the U.S. to attend college. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy and then began

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Awards Three Grants for Combination Studies of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals’ Bavituximab in Multiple Cancers

TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PPHM) (NASDAQ:PPHMP), a biopharmaceutical company committed to improving patient lives by manufacturing high quality products for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and advancing its proprietary R&D pipeline, today announced that the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) has awarded three grants to investigators to support research of bavituximab in combination with other therapeutics for the treatment of glioblastoma, head and neck cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma. NCCN, a not-for-profit alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to

Kratos Awarded Contract for Aerial Gunnery Simulator Training Services from the Swedish Armed Forces

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide helicopter aerial gunnery training for the Swedish Armed Forces at the Kratos Aircrew Training Center (KATC) in Orlando, Florida.  Kratos’ Aircrew Training Center incorporates state-of-the-art Virtual Reality and Projection Aircrew Training Devices to train warfighters in the skills needed for mission readiness, such as aerial gunnery, search and rescue hoist training, and cargo sling operations.  Trainees will use multiple aircrew training devices within the KATC to train on techniques