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Medtronic Launches Smart Insulin Pen Device

Medical device giant Medtonic has launched InPen, the first FDA-cleared smart insulin pen for diabetes patients needing multiple daily injections.

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$126 Million Expansion

Takeda has green vision for Thousand Oaks facility.

Takeda Pharmacuetical broke ground on $126 million expansion in Thousand Oaks.

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Valley Hospital Staff Receive COVID Vaccine

Hospitals in the Valley region have started administering the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer Inc.

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Will Scorpion Lab Yield Venom Drugs?

Burbank company aims to produce 1 million doses monthly.

Medolife Rx Inc. breaks ground on facility to raise scorpions, whose peptides are used to make therapeutics.

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MannKind Partnership to Explore COVID Lung Treatment

Westlake Village biopharmaceutical company MannKind Corp. has entered a partnership with NRx pharmaceuticals to evaluate the feasibility of formulating a dry powder version of vasoactive intestinal peptide.

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MannKind Stock Jumps on Medicare Policy Change

MannKind Corp.’s shares closed up more than 11 percent after the announcement of a Medicare policy change that lifts a restriction on diabetic patients having to choose between two tools to manage the condition.

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Local Biotech in Cancer Treatment Study

Sherman Oaks biotech T-Cure Bioscience has announced it entered into a clinical research agreement with Rutgers University in New Jersey to test certain cancer treatments.

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Kaiser Opens Mass Vax in Lancaster

Health system’s deal to help hard-hit Antelope Valley.

A mass vaccination site announcement and hospital visitation allowances are positive trends for the Antelope Valley region, both of which went into effect on March 8.

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FDA OK for Lumakras Opens Lung Market

Amgen drug is the first that specifically targets common type of non-small cell pulmonary cancer.

FDA approval for Amgen Inc.’s drug Lumkras to treat lung cancer.

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CVS Launches Vaccination in Valley

Stores with shots include Agoura Hills, Ventura.

Agoura Hills and Ventura were the first CVS Health locations in the San Fernando Valley region to start administering COVID-19 vaccines, the company said in a statement.

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Lancaster, Kaiser Permanente Partner to Open Mass Vaccination Site

The City of Lancaster, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, will open a mass vaccination site at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds on March 8.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

AROUND THE VALLEYS

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Cannabis Firm Hires IR Company

Resonate Blends looks for ‘outreach’ to shareholders.

Cannabis holding company Resonate Blends enters a partnership with investor relations firm.

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County Orders Vaccine Mandate for Bars, Clubs

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will begin requiring verification of a recent negative COVID-19 test or vaccination for employees and attendees of indoor bars, clubs and lounges.

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Amgen Partnerships Provide Positive News

COVID and asthma clinical trials get green lights.

Amgen Inc.’s partnerships have delivered a flurry of positive news

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Resonate Partners with Distributor

Cannabis wellness and lifestyle company Resonate Blends of Calabasas has selected Mars Distribution to distribute its Koan Cordial product line.

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Amgen Wins Otezla Patent Case

The U.S. District Court for New Jersey upheld patents that protect Otezla (apremilast), Amgen Inc.’s psoriasis treatment.

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Princess to Resume Cruises From Los Angeles

Princess Cruises will resume sailing from Los Angeles beginning this fall, following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Moderna Hires Amgen Executive as Chief Commercial Officer

Corinne Le Goff, a former executive at Amgen Inc., has been hired by Moderna Inc.

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Insperity to Open Woodland Hills Office

Human resources provider Insperity Inc. has opened a sales office in Woodland Hills.

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