Staff Reporter (Healthcare, Law, Biotech)
Helen covers healthcare, law, insurance and biotechnology in the greater Valley region.
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MannKind Corp. in Westlake Village has issued 7.3 million shares to creditor Deerfield to pay down $7 million in debt, according to Securities and Exchange documents filed Friday.
Cure Pharmaceutical in Oxnard announced Wednesday that it has signed a term agreement for the acquisition of the non-pain assets of Therapix Biosciences Ltd., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that is developing cannabinoid-based medications.
Simulations Plus Inc. reported on Tuesday profits of $2.4 million for its third fiscal quarter.
COURTS: Judges can refer cases to Tarzana service for low-cost resolution.
Bar Association opens mediation center.
LIST: Seminars, classes, mentorships and webinars develop leadership style.
Female entrepreneurs discuss leadership styles.
Atara Biotherapeutics opens ATOM center in Thousand Oaks
Atara Biotherapeutics adds to its Conejo Valley presence with new building.
Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks has filed a lawsuit against drugmaker Intas Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its subsidiary Accord Healthcare Inc. over its plans to manufacture a generic of Amgen’s medication Sensipar.
Blackline Inc. in Woodland Hills has announced the appointment of an executive to oversee the company’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.
The Los Angeles. City Council has unanimously passed a resolution urging Kaiser Permanente not to cut 306 jobs in Los Angeles, including 34 positions at a laboratory in North Hollywood.
Medical device firm Avita Medical has agreed to acquire the lease for a 23,000-square-foot Ventura manufacturing plant from a manufacturing vendor effective July 1, the company announced Thursday.
The company formerly known as Compulink Business Systems Inc. in Newbury Park has changed its name to Compulink Healthcare Solutions in an effort to rebrand itself as a provider of software solutions for the medical industry, the company announced Wednesday.
Dozens of businesses and trade organizations, including three local chambers of commerce, have sent a letter to the California Legislature outlining concerns about the legal precedent set by the state Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court. The letter also requested that the Legislature suspend the application of the ruling until a new method of classifying employees can be determined.
Simulations Plus Inc. has named Shawn O’Connor as its new chief executive officer.
The Antelope Valley Hospital plans to lay off 137 workers, according to a notice filed June 18 with the state Employee Development Department.
Thousand Oaks city officials and business leaders came out Monday morning to witness the grand opening of Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. new research and development facility, dubbed ATOM, in the Conejo Spectrum Business Park.
ENTERTAINMENT: Film distributor sees inclusion underscoring value.
Cinedigm joins Russell Microcap Index.
Fertility Institutes’ Dr. Jeffery Steinberg pushes the envelope by giving parents the option to select their offspring’s eye color.
Clinic offers parents chance to choose child’s eye color.
HOSPITALS: Former chief nursing officer has plan to boost assessment ratings.
New Glendale Hospital chief focusing on safety.
Medtronic’s closed-loop insulin pump is now approved for use in young patients with Type 1 diabetes, expanding the market for the medical device, the company announced Thursday.
Fertility Institutes' Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg pushes the envelope by giving parents the option to select their offspring's eye color.
One year after breaking ground on a 7,000-square-foot addition to its Westlake Village manufacturing plant, probiotic supplement maker Natren Inc. has opened the new facility.
After more than a decade of trying, Amazon.com-owned grocery chain Whole Foods Market has opened in Burbank.
The Walt Disney Co. has reached a second agreement with 21st Century Fox to purchase Fox’s movie and television assets, this time for the much higher price of $71.3 billion.
Comcast has placed a $65 billion all-cash bid for the same film and television assets that 21st Century Fox had agreed to sell to Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. for about $52 billion.
Cheesecake Factory Inc. in Calabasas and its janitorial contractor Americlean Janitorial Services Corp. have been cited for $4.57 million in wage theft following an investigation by an industry watchdog and the California Labor Commissioner’s office.
Cure Pharmaceuticals wants to uplist its stock to finance the growth of its under-the-tongue drug delivery system.
Cure Pharmaceuticals to move to the Nasdaq.
Entertainment: Analyst believes Star Wars franchise remains strong.
Disney stock under pressure as Fox vote looms.
Apollo Medical Holdings Inc. has appointed Eric Chin as chief financial officer. He will succeed the current CFO, Mihir Shah, effective July 1.
Mylan NV has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market its biosimilar of Amgen Inc.’s drug Neulasta.
The Food and Drug Administration has denied Amgen’s application for a biosimilar of Roche’s breast cancer drug Herceptin.
Several of Amgen Inc.’s early-stage therapies for lung and blood cancers will be available to patients through trials at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as part of a five-year collaboration between the Thousand Oaks company and the cancer hospital.
The Amgen Foundation has partnered with Harvard University to launch a free online science education platform for high schoolers and college students, the Thousand Oaks biotechnology company announced Wednesday.
Gender diversity in the accounting profession, plus profiles of successful women accountants.
mPulse’s AI enhances engagement with providers via phone
Encino tech firm closes $11 million in funding.
Tarzana customers seek relief from inflammation, pain.
Tarzana store sells products made with Cannabidiol, a compound from hemp.
Beauty product company Coty Inc. has opened the new headquarters for its salon and professional division in Calabasas.
RETAIL: Tarzana customers seek relief from inflammation, pain.
Joanna (Jenny) Bolsky has 30 years of experience in governmental and public accounting, including 25 years in financial statement audits for tax-exempt organizations.
With a doctorate degree in business administration, Mary Akpovi consults with multinational and domestic businesses on tax planning and financial strategy.
About 100 employees of Providence Tarzana Medical Center turned out for a picket yesterday to protest what they described as unfair labor practices.
Five people were arrested and charged on Tuesday with conducting a health insurance fraud scheme that involved patients at a pair of medical spas in the San Fernando Valley.
Amgen Inc.’s drug Aimovig has received Food and Drug Administration approval for the prevention of migraines in adults, the first drug of its kind to do so.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer’s application for Retacrit, a biosimilar of Amgen Inc. and Johnson & Johnson’s anemia drug Epogen.
Adventist Health has appointed Alice Issai as president of Adventist Health Glendale, the hospital system announced Monday.
SOFTWARE: $3 million will commercialize company’s EyeArt screening product.
Eyenuk gets financing for EyeArt expansion.
LAW: Decision could impact outside sales forces in state.
Dynamex decision discerns between independent contractors and employees.
LIST: Cost factors drive collaboration with clinics and doctor groups.
Local hospitals harness power of physician networks.
BIOTECH: FDA decision could free resources for improving Afrezza sales.
MannKind stock swings on earnings, FDA news.
Cost factors drive collaboration with clinics and doctor groups.