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Dole in Buy-Sell with Produce Company

The Westlake Village fruit giant Dole Food Co. Inc. has started a buy-sell process with the UK produce importer JP Fruit Distributors Ltd.

Indian Firm Buys Natrol for $80 Million

Indian Firm Buys Natrol for $80 Million

Natrol Expands to U.K.

Nutrition supplements manufacturer Natrol, Inc. announced Monday it had established a subsidiary in the United Kingdom in hopes of increasing its sales overseas.

Indian Firm Buys Natrol for $80 Million

Plethico Pharmaceuticals Limited of India has acquired Natrol, Inc., the Chatsworth-based manufacturer and marketer nutritional products in a deal worth $80.8 million.

New Scanning System Increases Patient Safety

Panorama City Hospital has started using medication bar code scanning, the first Southern California hospital in the Kaiser Permanente system to do so.

Radio Ad Auction Firm Expands to United Kingdom

Reverse auction firm Bid4Spots has expanded its marketplace for radio airtime to the United Kingdom, the company announced.

Image Entertainment to Open London Office

The Chatsworth company's newest office will open on February 7.

MannKind's Help Puts CTL Closer to Its Cancer Vaccine

Biotech: A Step Toward The Future

Landmark housing project set for Simi

Simi Valley could become the home of Ventura County's largest Habitat for Humanity housing project.

Conduct a Human Energy Audit To Boost Efficiency at Your Firm

Conduct a Human Energy Audit To Boost Efficiency at Your Firm

Amgen Adds Warning About Higher Doses of Anemia Drugs

Studies on similar drugs show that off label dosages can put patients at risk.

Change of Life for Herb Makers?

Timing could not be better for nutritional supplement manufacturers, including two local San Fernando Valley companies that have recently introduced products to relieve menopause symptoms.

SFV Newsmakers

Sig Raulinaitis has been named director of construction at Encino-based Mann Theatres. Raulinaitis will oversee and develop projects. He previously was project manager at Extended Stay America Hotels.

Amgen Buys Privately-owned Drug Maker

The Thousand Oaks drug giant Amgen Inc. has acquired a privately-held biopharmaceutical company based in Mountain View, Calif.

Encino Training Video Firm Takes on New Name

Advanced Media Training Inc. has changed its corporate name to DeMatco Inc., the company has announced.

Paradigm Shift

Long-time HR managers discuss changes in the profession

Net Effect Connects PC Users With Online Salespeople

E-mail chat has been a common feature of the Internet for years, but when was the last time you were able to chat with a real live customer-service representative on an e-commerce site, in real time?

Camarillo Firm to Assist Habitat for Humanity

A Camarillo-based company has been awarded construction management responsibilities for Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy Carter Work Project.


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MiniMed Inc. is awaiting Food and Drug Administration approval for a revolutionary glucose sensor that will give diabetics the most precise way yet of monitoring their blood sugar levels.