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FDA Approves Ellume’s At-Home COVID-19 Test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home COVID-19 test, developed by a biotech company with ties to the Valley region.

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First Home COVID Test In Valencia

Ellume’s $30 kit secures approval from the FDA.

Digital diagnostics company Ellume Inc., an Australian company with U.S. operations in Valencia, developed the first at-home COVID-19 test approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Ventura Lab Hosts Biome Conference

Malibu Microbiome Meeting followed with live Q&A.

Progenabiome in Ventura shared its Malibu Microbiome Meeting earlier this month,

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State Small Business Fund Opens for Grant Applications

The state of California’s $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has opened its first round of applications

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Looking to 2021 and Our Recovery

The holidays are here, which means 2020 is coming to an end. Under normal circumstances, a new year would represent new beginnings and new opportunities, but as we prepare to welcome the new year, the hard truth is that many of the issues and challenges we have faced throughout 2020 will remain with us in 2021.

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Amgen's Otezla in COVID Therapy Trial

Amgen Inc.’s drug Otezla will appear in a COVID-19 clinical trial, as part of testing efforts by the COVID R&D Alliance consortium of companies.

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Elderly Homes Find Solutions Against Infection

LIST: Testing proves crucial to contain deadly virus.

Amid a pandemic that is disproportionately dangerous for older populations, the Motion Picture Television Fund’s Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills has achieved something remarkable.

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Eli Lilly Asks FDA to Fast Track Drug

Amgen could manufacture treatment for COVID-19.

If Indianapolis-based pharma giant Eli Lilly & Co. is granted an emergency use authorization for its leading COVID-19 antibody candidate, Amgen Inc. will have to fulfill its side of a collaboration agreement very soon.

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Rare Book Auction in Agoura Hills

GWS Auctions Inc. in Agoura Hills plans to sell 150 rare books and texts sourced from the inventory of the store Mystery Pier Books in Los Angeles.

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Wealth Managers’ Wild Ride

Financial advisors weathered market downs and ups during a year of surprises.

The onset of the coronavirus caused one of the sharpest nosedives in the history of global capital markets. Between Feb. 20 and April 7, the Nasdaq tumbled an unprecedented 1,864 points, a loss of nearly 20 percent.

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Surviving in a Post-Pandemic Era

Next year is quickly approaching and I know I am not the only one looking forward to this year being over.

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Santa Clarita Small Businesses Get Microgrants

Officials from the city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced 149 local small businesses have been approved for COVID-19 relief grants of up to $5,000.

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US Nuclear Narrows Quarterly Loss

US Nuclear narrowed its net loss in the third quarter even as its revenue decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Carbon Health Opens Testing Site in Simi Valley

Clinic starts with COVID based on current demand.

San Francisco-based urgent care chain Carbon Health opened its first clinic in Ventura County just before Thanksgiving — with its initial focus on COVID-19 testing, according to the company.

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Killing Us Slowly With Their Laws

The California Legislature last month ended its 2020 legislative session where most of the final day of session was spent arguing about partisanship and figuring out how to conduct business virtually.

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Surge Or Slowdown?

Valley hospitals grapple with the financial and operational impacts of the pandemic.

More than seven months into the pandemic, Valley hospitals have spent millions of dollars on preparations for a surge that never developed, while seeing overall patient volume drop off.

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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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Lancaster Looks to Form Health Department After No Confidence Vote on County Leadership

Lancaster City Council unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County public health director, while also beginning the process of creating its own public health department.

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Glendale Adds to Small Business Recovery Fund

The city of Glendale late Monday announced an additional $650,000 in funding to help small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Don’t Give Us Another Lockdown

Following a surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19, Ventura County last week was pushed back into the state’s most restrictive “purple tier.”

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