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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.

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.

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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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

CSUN’s Nazarian College Expands With Business Analytics Degree

Starting in fall 2021 semester, California State University – Northridge’s Nazarian College of Business and Economics will offer a bachelor’s degree in business analytics.

COVID Caregiver

PROFILE: Bob Beitcher has guided the MPTF campus in Woodland Hills through ‘an intense year’ battling the coronavirus.

Bob Beitcher has led the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills for more than 10 years, and prior that was a major executive at multiple companies in the entertainment industry, including Panavision and Jim Henson Productions. He considers MPTF residents close friends, and has made it his mission to keep them as safe as possible, and their families well informed during the pandemic. Despite best efforts, eight residents and two staff members were lost to the virus.

Ventura Lab Hosts Biome Conference

Malibu Microbiome Meeting followed with live Q&A.

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

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

4007 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank  Business: French bakery (747) 241-8205 • Website: Louthefrenchontheblock.com

Recovery Blueprint

HEALTH CARE: Abbott Labs showcases back-to-work system, testing 1,000 employees a week.

HEALTH CARE: Abbott Labs showcases back-to-work system, testing 1,000 employees a week.

Hey, Can We Just Start Over?

I cannot take this anymore. Month after month and year after year, I am saying everything I have said before. Yet, the more we say, the less elected officials hear.

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.

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.

On-the-Spot Seller

PROFILE: Bob Yallen at Inter/Media matches celebrities with brands for direct-response television campaigns.

An interview with Robert Yallen of direct response advertising firm Inter/Media Group of Cos. in Woodland Hills.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AmaWaterways Readies New Ships

Cruise line sees demand in the post-pandemic tourist season.

AmaWaterways took delivery of one new ship late last year and is scheduled to receive another this spring – even though none of its cruisers are sailing in Europe.