Staff Reporter (Health Care, Law)
RESEARCH: Hankin exits as CEO, but organization keeps cranking out startups.
David Hankin has stepped down as chief executive of the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, the Business Journal has learned.
politics: Valley group opposes city’s garbage hauling system.
Apartment owners unite against L.A.’s new garbage franchise system.
Market research firm focuses on customers’ culture and behavior.
Market research firm reveals culture drives consumer behaviors.
EDUCATION: Administrators cater to specific segments of the student market.
MBA programs broaden to match the segmented business community.
Biotech startup executives discussed the industry’s challenges and opportunities in the Valley region during the Corporate Leaders Breakfast organized by California Lutheran University on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved Amgen Inc.’s biosimilar drug Mvasi for treatment of multiple types of cancer. It is the first biosimilar approved in the U.S. for cancer.
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Pacific Compensation Insurance Co., a Thousand Oaks subsidiary of Alleghany Corp.
Ventura County sheriff’s detectives are urging possible victims, including local businesses to contact them regarding the “sophisticated con-man” who is in custody at Ventura County on suspicion of check fraud and identity theft.
Providence St. Joseph Health announced today that Erik Wexler will lead the combined hospital network of Providence Health & Services in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties.
MannKind Corp. on Tuesday announced that it has completed the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Westlake Village. The biotech company was formally headquartered in Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ray Moss as vice president and chief information officer.
MEDICINE: NIH grant funds research for cost-effective solution to killer disease.
Oak Therapeutics wants to tackle tuberculosis, one strip at a time.
FOOD: Can’t sleep? Need energy? James Lacey has the answers.
Crunchies’ founder turns to berries with new company.
Refugee entrepreneur serves family recipes at Azi Grill.
Syrian refugee opens new restaurant in Thousand Oaks.
Simulation Plus Inc. on Thursday announced changes in its senior management structure following the creation of two new divisions for its software products, sending the stock price up nearly 8 percent.
SetPoint Medical has raised $30 million in Series D funding, the company announced this week.
Second Sight Medical Products Inc. on Monday announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin a human clinical study for its latest visual prosthesis system, Orion.
Amgen Inc. on Thursday announced its foundation will expand the Amgen Biotech Experience program to nine new markets worldwide.
NONPROFIT: Organization loses three executives in a month.
What’s behind the executive exits from VEDC?
INTERNET: Scorpion began marketing law firms but acquisition takes firm into new verticals.
Web marketer Scorpion grows beyond law customers and acquires competitor.
Burt Rutan’s Proteus makes 1,000 flights for research missions.
A research aircraft lands its 1,000th flight.
SAFETY: Moorpark firm finds abuse prevention market for a convenience product.
Timer Cap isn’t trying to solve the opioid epidemic. But it does think it can help when it comes to prevention.
Valley Economic Development Center is navigating a bout of executive instability, having lost three top officers – including the chief executive – in the last month.
Los Angeles County has asked the California Supreme Court to stop Southern California Gas Co. from continuing to resume operations at the natural gas facilities in Aliso Canyon.
EMPLOYMENT: For criminal history, liability goes beyond just job applications.
If you ever applied for a job that required you to fill out an application, you may have seen a checkbox next to the question “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?”
Why Cook Wednesdays offers convenience at Glendale apartments.
App developer partners with apartment manager and food trucks to bring tenants dinner.
Local hospitals grapple with the care and cost of a national epidemic.
How Valley providers grapple with the diabetes epidemic.
The Lancaster JetHawks has announced that it will be hosting next year’s California League All-Star Game and Festivities at the Hanger.
Why Cook Wednesdays offers convenience at Glendale apartments.
SetPoint Medical on Monday announced that it has appointed Terry Bevirt as vice president of clinical affairs.
Two executives at the Valley Economic Development Center are no longer with the organization, the Business Journal has confirmed.
Amgen Inc. beat Wall Street’s expectations on Tuesday with its second-quarter financial results.
Scorpion on Monday announced the acquisition of Driven Local, a New York based digital marketing company.
Despite regulatory costs, some Valley small-caps still trade publicly.
REGULATION: Small cap companies and the challenges of being public.
BIOTECH: Westlake Village startup features former Kythera, Amgen execs.
Sienna Pharmaceuticals, the offspring of successful local pharma companies, files to go public.
INTERNET: Vity connects social media celebs with ad dollars.
Vity matches social influencers with advertisers.
Running a public company – once the Holy Grail of entrepreneurial success and prestige – has become a fading star with the diminishing light especially apparent in markets such as the Valley region.
Amgen Inc. on Thursday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the biologics license application for Aimovig, a drug for prevention of migraine.
FloQast Inc. on Tuesday announced the appointment of Rob Feinstein as vice president of product.
Amgen Inc. on Tuesday announced a collaboration agreement with Array BioPharma for development of drugs for autoimmune disorders.
MannKind Corp. on Monday announced that Steven Binder has joined the company as chief financial officer.
Amgen Inc.’s leukemia drug Blincyto has received full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company has announced.
MannKind Corp. on Wednesday announced that Patrick McCauley will join the company as chief commercial officer.
Cure Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced that it has signed a memorandum to enter into a research collaboration with two Israeli companies.
Simulation Plus Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings that showed rising revenue and net income.
HOSPITALS: Glendale Adventist joins county’s exchange for digital medical records.
Glendale medical facility takes step to electronically share patient information.