Pet Tracker Technology Resized for Tiny Collars

Huan based product design on feedback from owners.

Pet tracking system Huan has expanded its product line with the release of Tiny Tags.


Lief Labs Signs Green Tea Partnership

Lief Raws, a division of Valencia-based dietary supplement manufacturer Lief Labs, has entered a licensing partnership that will enable it to be the distribution and sales arm for CellFlo6, a green tea extract.


Interlink Has Big Plans for Research Site

Camarillo facility to work on human-device interface.

Interlink Electronics Inc. has opened its new materials science research and development lab in Camarillo.


Entrepreneur Discovers He Has ‘Lots of Bosses’

Adel Villalobos counsels giving up is easy, but don’t do it.

Adel Villalobos is founder and chief executive of Lief Labs, a full-service manufacturing company for dietary supplements and vitamins.


Hospital Grows Up

HEALTH CARE: Henry Mayo seeks to add a 80-foot tower to its Valencia campus.

More than a year after celebrating the opening of its six-story patient tower, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital plans to expand again, this time with a second patient tower and diagnostic facility – without adding any beds.


‘Focused, Yet Empathetic’ Sustains Company

Nancy Lazkani’s Icon Media Direct is growing, so the future is ‘more of the same.’

Nancy Lazkani is the founder and chief executive of Icon Media Direct, a media marketing company in Sherman Oaks.


Test for Nose Ointment As a COVID Therapy

Turn Therapeutics’ Hexagen gets in FDA approval line.

After nearly a year of correspondence with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Turn Therapeutics in Calabasas finally has its first human safety and efficacy trial lined up for a COVID-19 therapy.


Did Pandemic Harm Valley More?

Was the Valley harmed more or less by the pandemic?


Preview: Cluster Power

Venture capitalists, law firms, real estate developers and a talented workforce have created a biotech industry hub in the Conejo Valley.


Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Nakia Guidry Kimarah’s Footprints

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Conejo Convert

Three years ago, Michael Castagna moved MannKind to Westlake Village from Valencia to help the company hire and retain top talent.

Michael Castagna is chief executive of biopharmaceutical company MannKind Corp. in Westlake Village. Prior to working at MannKind, Castagna served in various executive roles at Amgen Inc. in nearby Thousand Oaks, and its New York rival Bristol-Myers Squibb. MannKind, founded by late billionaire entrepreneur Al Mann, moved to the Conejo Valley from Valencia in 2017. Currently, MannKind is focused on developing drug treatments for rare lung and endocrine diseases while continuing to market its flagship drug Afrezza, an inhalable insulin treatment for diabetes. MannKind currently has 250 employees and expects to add 100 employees by this time next year, Castagna said.


Coming Soon: A Recovery Near You

VICA President Stuart Waldman writes that California is ready for a comeback.


CSUN Students Help JPL Research

Center integrates design and humanities with hard science.

Cal State Northridge students help on projects at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


PAGA Hurts Our Employees, Too

How the Private Attorney General Act is hurting employees.


Calabasas Biotech to Test COVID Nose Ointment

Calabasas biotech Turn Therapeutics has announced it received authorization to start its first human safety and efficacy trial for a COVID-19 therapy.


Black Entrepreneurs Month: Raymont & Carolyn Henderson

Hedge of Protection Security Services offers security detail to a wide variety of industries, including finance, entertainment, commercial and residential, as well as live events.


Giving is Pandemic’s Silver Lining

Multigenerational giving requires commitment and flexibility, writes Naomi Strongin of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.


Cluster Power

Venture capitalists, law firms, real estate providers and a talented workforce have created a biotech industry hub in the Conejo Valley.


Future of Drones

PROFILE: AeroVironment’s Wahid Nawabi talks about the Mars helicopter and the industrial uses for unmanned aircraft.

An interview with Wahid Nawabi of AeroVironment Inc. about the Mars helicopter and future of the drone market.


Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Laurent ‘Lou’ Correa  Lou, the French on the Block

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