Staff Reporter (Health Care, Law)
West Hills Hospital on Tuesday announced Dr. Donald David as its new chief medical officer.
First outpatient replacement could lead to lower costs.
Valley surgeon Dr. Jaime Hernandez performed the first outpatient knee replacement surgery earlier this month using the CORI robot, according to a statement from the Center for Orthopedic Surgery in Van Nuys.
Construction: Strong market for educational projects in pandemic.
School construction is a safe bet for builders, seeing that the projects are considered an essential service by the state and the contracts last for years.
Plan to collaborate on manufacturing treatments.
Biopharma giants Amgen Inc. and Eli Lilly earlier this month announced an antibody manufacturing collaboration for potential COVID-19 treatments, in an effort to scale up production for multiple treatments still in development.
West Hills cites ‘significant decline’ in number of births.
West Hills Hospital will close its obstetrics program effective Nov. 1, the health care organization announced earlier this month.
HOUSING: Audit finds high costs for homeless projects.
Audit finds building homes for low-income residents costs a lot in Los Angeles.
Woodbury University has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Second Sight Medical Products has resumed its early feasibility study for the Orion, its next-generation visual prosthetics system, after being put on hold for seven months because of COVID-19.
Agoura Hills medical device company V-Wave has nabbed $98 million for its Series C round of financing, paving the way for clinical trials and Food and Drug Administration clearance, according to a statement from the company late Tuesday.
North Hollywood health care software company ConsejoSano has received an investment from the Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund.
The San Fernando Valley Bar Association on Thursday formally announced its new board of trustees and officers, led by David Jones as president.
Biopharma giants Amgen Inc. and Eli Lilly on Thursday announced an antibody manufacturing collaboration for potential COVID-19 treatments.
Amgen Inc. on Tuesday announced its Golden Ticket winners — startup companies BigHat Biosciences and Trilo Therapeutics.
Employees looking to draw from retirement funds to stay afloat during the pandemic can now do so without penalty because of a new law.
West Hills Hospital will close its obstetrics program effective Nov. 1, the organization announced earlier this month.
Atara Biotherapeutics has received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s green light to start clinical trials for its next-generation CAR T therapy.
Data-sharing aids younger patients to manage disease.
A new insulin pump system from Medtronic, named the Minimed 770G, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Call to action for patients to come back to hospitals.
The California Hospital Association launched its “Care Can’t Wait” public service campaign late last month
PerkinElmer, state partner to double state capacity.
Los Angeles County doubles COVID-19 testing capacity with Santa Clarita Lab.
BIOTECH: ImmPACT finds $18 million in disrupted market.
Venture capital still targeting deals even during coronavirus outbreak.
Local business schools adapt to the pandemic while enrollment remains strong.
Master in business administration programs in the Valley region have not seen a decrease in enrollment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving administrators pleasantly surprised after months of uncertainty.
Business owners can now sign up for a COVID-19 safety compliance program through Los Angeles County, the Public Health Department said.
The pandemic and temporary move to virtual learning has not negatively impacted graduate program interest at California Lutheran University, a spokesperson for the college said, with enrollment remaining the same as last year at 1,225 students for the fall term.
A Calabasas law firm has changed its name to Oberg Law Group, thanks to the addition of Madison Oberg as partner.
More than five months after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an eviction moratorium, the state has issued modified regulations for California tenants and landlords.
Medtronic on Tuesday announced one of its insulin pump systems, the Minimed 770G, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Monday marks Chris Kimball’s last day as president of California Lutheran University, with his successor, Lori Varlotta, taking the position on Sept. 1.
Executives can improve retention when speaking to online audience.
With Zoom meetings and conference calls occupying the pandemic workday, communication has become a major issue for executives.
Chief executives at family firms say relationships with banks, vendors are crucial to survival.
When Madelyn Alfano, owner of Maria’s Italian Kitchen, sought financial assistance at the beginning of the pandemic, she knew that the relationship she built with her bank, along with vendors, would help her survive.
TECHNOLOGY: Lessons learned from B2B events in the Valley.
Six months into a calendar of webinars, virtual happy hours and Zoom board meetings, chambers of commerce and other business groups have scrambled to reinvent traditional business events.
BIOPHARM: But analysts say Westlake Village company still faces market risks.
Nearly eight months after debuting on the Nasdaq for $17 a share, late-stage biopharmaceutical company Arcutis Biotherapeutics has seen explosive growth in many aspects, including its stock price, which has gone up by $7.66, and its staff count, which has doubled to more than 50 since the start of the year.
Chief executives at family companies say relationships with banks, vendors are crucial to survival.
Amgen Inc. will join the Dow Jones Industrial Index on Aug. 31, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Avenu Insights and Analytics in Westlake Village has been selected as the provider of Los Angeles County’s historical document preservation and imaging services, the company said in a statement Monday.
HealthCare Partners has begun its transition to the Optum network in the San Fernando Valley, Optum said on Wednesday.
Immpact Bio USA, a biotech startup focused on treatment for solid tumors, closed its Series A financing round at $18 million on Tuesday.
The Lake Hughes Fire in northern Los Angeles County is 31 percent contained and has spread to more than 18,000 acres, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Twenty-one structures have been destroyed and three have been damaged, the government entity reported.
California Lutheran University, which has provided a training facility for the Los Angeles Rams since 2016, will begin offering sports management as a major in the fall.
Casa Pacifica to become Steven E. Elson campus.
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo has renamed its main campus after Dr. Steven E. Elson
Funds may be used toward merger or acquisition.
Simulations Plus on Aug. 4 announced a registered public offering of its shares
Psoriasis drug to treat respiratory symptoms in test.
Psoriasis drug from Amgen Inc. chosen for COVID-19 study.
FDA allows marketing of retinal screening system.
Medical device company Eyenuk Inc. earlier this month announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market its diabetic retinopathy detection software.
Some Black-owned businesses are seeing new customers.
Some Black-owned businesses are getting new customers – particularly African-Americans.
A Black-owned restaurant in the Antelope Valley has seen business pick up recently — but with a changed customer base.
The Lake Hughes fire continued to spread in the Antelope Valley Friday, covering upwards of 11,600 acres and encroaching on 5,000-plus homes in Lancaster.
Three structures in the Antelope Valley have been destroyed and more than 5,000 more are threatened by a fire that broke out near Lake Hughes on Wednesday afternoon.
Arcutis Biotherapeutics late Tuesday missed analyst expectations for earnings per share by 11 cents in the second financial quarter, but shares moved higher nonetheless.
One Lambda, a West Hills subsidiary of Thermo Fisher Scientific of Massachusetts, has developed a new COVID-19 test specifically for organ transplant candidates and recipients.