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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.

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.

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

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Cluster Power

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

Hypnosis Class to Ease Zoom Fatigue

Too much screen time with visual monotony can induce ‘trance state.’

HMI College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana has started offering classes to help people manage Zoom fatigue, including businesspeople.

Ventura Lab Hosts Biome Conference

Malibu Microbiome Meeting followed with live Q&A.

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

Hospitals in Distress

HEALTH CARE: Executives recount the ‘harrowing experience’ at the lowest point of the COVID-19 crisis.

The struggle against COVID-19 turned into a grim battle against exhaustion in the health care industry, as exemplified by Pacifica Hospital of the Valley.

Family Law

Courthouse closures and masked witnesses complicate cases that often hinge on credibility.

At Reape-Rickett Law Firm in Valencia, the family matters practice had an overall drop in revenue last year, mostly due to court closures during stay-at-home orders rather than a drop in business, said Partner James Reape.

Pandemic Workers Need a Money Plan

Firm offers free consultations for medical, retail personnel.

Medical responders and frontline supermarket workers can take advantage of free financial planning through Investor’s Advantage Corp.

Big Gift for Providence Hospital

A $50 million gift – called the largest ever to a Providence hospital in California – has been pledged to support the expansion of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center.

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Calabasas HR Firm's Partnership Targets Construction Industry

Human resources management provider Arcoro has partnered with Sage Construction and Real Estate.

Apparel Icon to Home Decor

RETAIL: True Religion’s Kym Gold launches Style Union Home.

Kym Gold, co-founder of True Religion Apparel, will launch her new home decor brand Style Union Home in the fourth quarter this year, with its headquarters right here in the San Fernando Valley.

Job Hunter

Holly Schroeder, chief executive at Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., takes on a second role as chair of the L.A. County Workforce Development Board.

Holly Schroeder, who has led the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. for seven years, has taken on the added role of chairperson for the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board.

Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Mika Hilaire Equal Rights Law Group

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Called to Academia

PROFILE: Lori Varlotta, new president at Cal Lutheran University, brings the role of change agent to campus.

Interview with Lori Varlotta, the new president at California Lutheran University.

Medical Supply Company Settles Medicare Fraud Claims

Valley Home Medical Supply Inc. in Canoga Park paid a $565,873 settlement after allegations arose that the company defrauded the federal government's Medicare and Tricare programs.

Crisis Messaging

PROFILE: Mustang Marketing’s Dianne McKay counsels clients to stay on message during pandemic.

Dianne McKay took the helm as sole owner of Mustang Marketing in April, with the retirement of founder Scott Harris.