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Preview: Tale of Two Clusters

Biotech follows different paths with Conejo Valley startups pursuing new drugs and Santa Clarita companies focused on medical devices.

Simulations Plus Fast Tracks Coronavirus Research Clients

Simulations Plus is fast tracking its consulting services for businesses working on coronavirus research.

Dignity Health, Valley Community Establish Coronavirus Testing Procedures

Valley health care providers are preparing for patients who need the test for the coronavirus.

Hospitals Prepare for Patient Surge

Hospitals in the Valley region are preparing for an influx of COVID-19 patients, with experts predicting many facilities in the U.S. health care system will be overwhelmed with cases in the coming months.

At Least 38 Virus Cases in Valley

At least 38 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the San Fernando Valley area.

Ventura County Closes Certain Businesses, Orders Elderly to Stay Home

Ventura County has ordered certain businesses to close and elderly residents to stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus, effective Wednesday.

MannKind Shifts Research to Coronavirus Treatment

MannKind Corp. on Tuesday announced it is adjusting its pipeline research to focus on respiratory viral infections such as coronavirus.

Second Sight CEO Steps Down

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. announced Thursday the departure of Chief Executive Will McGuire, effective March 27.

Valley Village Woman Sentenced for $11.5 Million Sleep Study Scam

A Valley Village woman was sentenced to more than three years in prison for running an $11.5 million sleep study scam, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Amgen Suspends International Travel on Coronavirus Concerns

Amgen Inc. on Thursday announced it has suspended all international business travel until March 21 because of the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

Glendale Man Sentenced for $2.1 Million Bank Scam Involving Dentists

A Glendale man was sentenced to three-plus years in prison for stealing the identities of at least 11 dentists and filing fraudulent claims to banks that offer lines of credit to dentists.

New Chief Executive at Integrity Bio

Integrity Bio, a privately held biologics company based in Camarillo, named Michael Reilly as its new chief executive officer.

Providence, Cedars Break Ground on Hospital Patient Tower

Providence St. Joseph Health and Cedars-Sinai officially broke ground on a patient tower in Tarzana on Monday evening, as part of the hospital’s Tarzana Reimagined project.

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Adventist Health to Outsource 60 Jobs

Adventist Health in Glendale and Simi Valley will eliminate certain in-house facility staff positions in favor of hiring Chicago-based commercial real estate services firm Jones Lange LaSalle Inc.

Simulations Plus to Develop Software to Study Heart Failure

Dilisym Services, a Simulations Plus company based in North Carolina, on Tuesday announced new software in development to treat heart failure.

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