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Social Impact Fund Invests in ConsejoSano

North Hollywood health care software company ConsejoSano has received an investment from the Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund.

Amgen, Eli Lilly to Manufacture COVID-19 Treatments

Biopharma giants Amgen Inc. and Eli Lilly on Thursday announced an antibody manufacturing collaboration for potential COVID-19 treatments.

Amgen Selects Bay Area Startups for Big Ticket Program

Amgen Inc. on Tuesday announced its Golden Ticket winners — startup companies BigHat Biosciences and Trilo Therapeutics.

West Hills Hospital Closes Obstetrics Unit After 'Significant Decline' in Births

West Hills Hospital will close its obstetrics program effective Nov. 1, the organization announced earlier this month.

FDA Approves Atara Biotherapeutics to Begin Tumor Trial

Atara Biotherapeutics has received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s green light to start clinical trials for its next-generation CAR T therapy.

Amgen to Join Dow Jones Industrial Index

Amgen Inc. will join the Dow Jones Industrial Index on Aug. 31, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.

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FDA Approves Eyenuk System for Retinal Scanning

Medical device company Eyenuk Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market its diabetic retinopathy detection software.

Cure Pharmaceutical to Buy Sera Labs for $20 Million

Cure Pharmaceutical on Tuesday announced it will acquire privately held Sera Labs in Sherman Oaks for $20 million.

Amgen Grows Revenue in Pandemic

Amgen Inc. beat analyst expectations during the second quarter, despite the effects of the coronavirus on the health care industry.

Arcutis Hires Chief Medical Officer

Arcutis Biotherapeutics on Monday announced the appointment of Dr. Patrick Burnett as its chief medical officer effective Aug. 1.

Amgen Foundation Renews Grant for Biology Education in Pandemic

Thousand Oaks biotech Amgen Inc. on Tuesday announced the renewal of a $3 million grant to Khan Academy.

Medtronic Executive Moves to MannKind

Medtronic executive Alejandro Galindo will join MannKind Corp. as its chief commercial officer effective Aug. 4.

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Nursing Home Operator Pays $16.7 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations

A Los Angeles skilled nursing home operator will pay $16.7 million to settle allegations with the Department of Justice that it submitted false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were unreasonable or unnecessary.

Amgen Invests Another $421 Million in Beigene

Amgen on Sunday announced an additional investment of $421 million in Chinese biotech Beigene, adjusting its stock ownership to 20.3 percent.

Medtronic Signs Cross-License Agreement on Diabetic Research

Medtronic has signed a patent cross-license agreement with San Diego-based Tandem Diabetes Care to avoid potential legal disagreements.

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