Amy Stulick

Staff Reporter (Health Care, Law)

Email: astulick@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3121 Extension: 112

Recent Stories

Santa Clarita Firm Gets FDA Nod

TriMed Inc., an orthopedic medical device developer based in Santa Clarita, on Tuesday announced it received what’s called a closeout letter from the Food and Drug Administration.

Dueñas Exiting Encino Chamber

Diana Dueñas, chief executive of the Encino Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday announced that she will soon leave her post to pursue a position with the Gelb Group in Woodland Hills.

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Amgen to Open Large Space in Bay Area

Amgen Inc. on Monday signed a lease for a 240,000-square-foot facility in South San Francisco. The site, under construction, is set to open in early 2022.

VCs Bet $95 Million on Arcutis

Arcutis Biotherapeutics arrived on the drug development scene late in October

CRC Faces a Fracking Fallout

ENERGY: Stock market doesn’t like new oil drilling rules.

Stock market doesn’t like new oil drilling rules for California Resources Corp.

Tarzana Hospital a Joint Venture

Providence St. Joseph Health System Southern California and Cedars-Sinai became the latest power couple in the Valley health care industry

Amgen Pays $13.4 Billion for Otezla

Amgen Inc. paid a whopping $13.4 billion in cash for Celgene Corp.’s Otezla, its star psoriasis drug.

MPTF: Harry’s Haven for Memory Care

Facility designed to encourage patient interaction.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund campus in Woodland Hills has moved its memory care facility

FirstLight Home Care In the Valley

Non-medical service company helps seniors and veterans.

FirstLight Home Care, an in-home health care business, opened its first center in the Valley area on Dec. 9.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

AROUND THE VALLEYS

Amgen's Arthritis Drug Avsola Gets FDA Approval

Amgen Inc. on Friday announced its biosimilar treatment for rheumatoid arthritis was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Simulations Plus to Collaborate with Bayer on Predictive Software

Simulations Plus Inc. on Thursday announced it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Bayer AG to advance its ADMET Predictor.

Business Bank Opens Location in Woodland Hills

American Business Bank on Wednesday announced the opening of a San Fernando Valley loan production office.

Glendale’s PSI Buys Sales Talent Testing Firm

Professional testing firm PSI Services, headquartered in Glendale, on Tuesday announced it has acquired Caliper, a sales talent assessment company.

Kaiser Workers Reschedule Strike for mid-December

Mental health employees belonging to the National Union of Healthcare Workers on Wednesday announced they have rescheduled their strike against Kaiser Permanente.

Calabasas Marijuana Company Buys Brand

Calabasas-based Textmunication Holdings Inc., a cannabis and hemp holding company, on Tuesday announced an investment in Joiant, a CBD brand formerly known as Prism Blends.

Sinise Foundation Finds Financial Partner for GivingTuesday

The Gary Sinise Foundation, based in Woodland Hills, has teamed up with the CMG Foundation in Virginia for GivingTuesday.

Special Designation Awarded to Amgen’s Anemia Drug

Amgen Inc. on Friday announced its anemia drug Nplate received an orphan drug designation.

Emergency Care Center Opening in West Hills

Exer Urgent Care will open its latest location in the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday at 6440 Platt Ave. in West Hills.

Avita Medical in Research Partnership With University of Colorado

Avita Medical, a regenerative medicine company in Australia with U.S. headquartered in Valencia, has partnered with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to apply its Spray-On Skin Cells to patients with specific skin disorders.

PennyMac’s Antitrust Suit On Software

Custom upgrades to ‘antique’ program at center of dispute.

PennyMac Financial Services Inc. this month announced it has filed a countersuit against Black Knight Inc.

Drone Defense to Protect Airports

Infrastructure and conversations vulnerable to flying intruders.

34 North in Burbank has developed a drone defense system for airports and military clients.

Wesco Acquisition Leaves Money on the Table

AEROSPACE: Analyst, lawsuits claim future would bring higher price.

Valencia’s Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. plans to be acquired for $1.9 billion, but analysts and shareholders think payout price should have been higher.

Cell Startup

BIOTECH: Flush with $57 million in venture capital, A2 Biotherapeutics seeks a new way to kill cancer cells.

A2 Biotherapeutics emerges from stealth mode with $57 million in Series A financing.

Compliance Complexity For Valley Pot Vendors

Van Nuys shop serves as guinea pig for Blaze system.

Software company Blaze helps pot shop The Reefinery meet regulations.

Corporate Firm Adds Associate

Alison Brandon joins Nevers Palazzo in Westlake Village.

Westlake Village law firm Nevers Palazzo Packard Wildermuth and Wymer PC has hired Alison Brandon as a corporate associate

CSUN President Dianne Harrison Retires

Dianne Harrison, president of California State University – Northridge, announced on Thursday her decision to leave her position at the college effective June 30 next year.

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Amgen to Lay Off 172 Workers

Amgen Inc. will lay off 172 employees in December from its headquarters facility in Thousand Oaks.

Jenner’s Big Sale Faces Big Tax Bill, Too

When entrepreneur and reality star Kyle Jenner agreed to sell a 51 percent stake in her Oxnard-based beauty company for $600 million to Coty Inc., she also put herself in position to pay more than a third of that money in taxes, according to a report from Fox Business.

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New, Roomier Offices for Cruise Company

AmaWaterways, headquartered at 26010 Mureau Road in Calabasas, on Wednesday signed a 50,000-square-foot office lease at The Park Calabasas.

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California Resources’ Stock Recovers a Bit After Tuesday Shock

The stock of California Resources Corp., the state’s largest independent oil and gas producer, bounced back somewhat on Wednesday after taking a drubbing one day earlier when Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed new regulations on hydraulic fracking and steam-injected oil drilling in the state.

HemaCare Launches Bone Marrow Product Line

HemaCare Corp., a provider of human blood and immune cells for medical therapies and research based in Northridge, has expanded its product line to include special types of bone marrow.

Avita Medical Names New CFO

Avita Medical has named David McIntyre as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Santa Clarita Bank Proposes Stock Split

The Bank of Santa Clarita on Thursday announced a proposed three-for-two stock split of its common stock.

Sports Research Facility to Open in Westlake Village

Los Angeles-based Herbalife Nutrition and Proactive Sports Performance in Thousand Oaks announced they will open a sports center in Westlake Village by the end of next year.

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$164 Million Tower, Fitness Center in Santa Clarita

Henry Mayo Hospital expands offerings.

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia opened its six-story, 163,000-square-foot tower to patients Oct. 27

Lawyer Joins MedAnswers

Andrew Vorzimer brings fertility law to website.

Andrew Vorzimer with Vorzimer Masserman Fertility and Family Law Center in Woodland Hills will lend his expertise to those seeking fertility advice on MedAnswers

Panel Talks Single-Payer, Universal Coverage Options at VICA Event

Executives from Kaiser, Valley Presbyterian speak.

Executives from Kaiser Permanente and Valley Presbyterian Hospital discuss single-payer, universal coverage at Valley Industry & Commerce Association event.

Amgen’s Buy Mode

BIOTECH: Company to expand internationally with purchase of Otezla and investment in China.

Amgen Inc. expands by investing $2.7 billion in Chinese company and buying a psoriasis drug for $13.4 billion.

Amgen Ends Neuroscience Research, Cuts Staff in Cambridge

Amgen Inc. has made the decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce in Cambridge, Mass., in conjunction with its decision to end neuroscience research.

Statewide Strike Called Off After Kaiser CEO’s Death

The National Union of Healthcare Workers has postponed a five-day strike at Kaiser Permanente locations in California set to begin Monday, following news of Kaiser Chief Executive Bernard Tyson’s death on Sunday.

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Caulipower Grows With ‘New Chick on the Block’

Chicken product pushes company’s three-year growth to 18,020 percent.

Caulipower has caught the updraft of the cauliflower craze by producing gluten-free cauliflower pizzas, pizza crusts and tortillas just as consumer demand is booming.

Preview: Amgen Acquisitions

harma giant Amgen Inc. made two big investment offers in recent months – $13.4 billion for Celgene Corp.’s Otezla and $2.7 billion for a 20.5 percent stake in Chinese cancer biotech BeiGene.

Asgn Wins Contract to Upgrade U.S. Military Health Information System

ECS, a segment of Calabasas-based Asgn Inc. that focuses on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and engineering, has won a four-year, $116 million contract with the federal government to modernize the military’s digital health care system.

Retirement Facility Named for Mary Pickford

Residents, staff and community leaders gathered Wednesday for the dedication of Motion Picture & Television Fund’s Mary Pickford House, located on the organization’s Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills.

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Another Biotech Gets Big Funding

Westlake Village BioPartners’ first investment, a T-Cell therapy startup called Tmunity Therapeutics, raised $75 million in Series B financing, the company has announced.

Agoura Hills Biotech Raises $57 Million

A2 Biotherapeutics, a biotech company developing cell therapies for cancer patients in Agoura Hills, on Tuesday announced its official launch with $57 million in Series A funding.

Valencia Medical Device Startup Lands NIH Grant

Neuronoff Inc., a development-stage medical device company in Valencia, has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Endonovo Proposes Reverse Stock Split

Endonovo Therapeutics, a Woodland Hills business that develops electro-therapeutic devices for pain management, on Thursday announced a proposed reverse stock split.

Amgen to Invest $2.7 Billion in Chinese Biotech

Amgen Inc. on Thursday announced it will buy a 20.5 percent stake in Beigene, a Chinese cancer biotech company, for $2.7 billion in cash.

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