HEALTH CARE

CHLA Looks to Boost Diabetes Care for Teens

$1.4 million grant will help spread best practices on youth diabetes program

Grant allows Children’s Hospital to focus on youth diabetes.

Sawtelle-Based Vance Street Capital Scoops Up Applied Plastics

Vance Street Capital, a Sawtelle-based private equity firm, announced Jan. 31 it acquired Applied Plastics for undisclosed terms.

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Cedars-Sinai to Deliver Primary Care Services to Santa Monica

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has opened its first primary health care clinic in Santa Monica in an expanded medical practice that will include cancer and other specialties.

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Federal grants to small SoCal biotech businesses rise in 2018

SoCal bioscience cos. see boost in federal funds.

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Bush, Jacobs Join Heal Board

Get Heal Inc., a Century City-based company that makes physician house calls at the touch of a mobile app

Verity Health Gets $610 Million Offer

Bid includes St. Vincent, St. Francis hospitals

Verity to sell St. Vincent, St. Francis hospitals.

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USC Medical School Launches Office of Social Justice to Promote Fair Health Care

Keck School of Medicine of USC has appointed an associate dean to run a new Office for Social Justice to advocate for better health care in underserved communities.

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Europe Gives Amgen’s Blincyto Expanded Indication

The European Commission has approved an expanded indication for Amgen Inc.’s Blincyto, a drug to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Pasadena-Based Huntington Hospital Appoints Steven Mohr as CFO

Huntington Hospital has named Steven L. Mohr as its new senior vice president, chief financial officer, starting Feb. 11.

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ApolloMed Names Two to Board: Former State Treasurer Chiang, AHMC Healthcare VP Marsh

Former state treasurer John Chiang has joined the board of Apollo Medical Holdings, an integrated population health management company in Glendale.

Verity Health Gets $610M Offer to Buy St. Vincent, St. Francis and Two NorCal Hospitals

El Segundo-based Verity Health System of California Inc. has agreed to sell St. Vincent and St. Francis medical centers to Riverside-based KPC Group along with two Northern California hospitals for $610 million, unless there is a higher offer.

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Celgene is Investor Behind NantCell $30M

Biotech giant has history of investing in Soon-Shiong cancer treatment companies

Celegene revealed as NantCell’s $30M investor.

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Get Heal Taps Two for Board: Former Qualcomm Chairman Jacobs, Former Florida Gov. Bush

Get Heal Inc., a Century City-based company that makes physician house calls at the touch of a mobile app, has named one-time Qualcomm Chairman Paul Jacobs and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to its board.

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UCLA Scientists Develop Renewable Source of Immune Cells to Fight Cancer

UCLA researchers have developed the first technique for turning certain stem cells into mature T cells capable of fighting cancer.

Broad Foundation Gives $1 Million to Saint John’s Health Center for Robotics Center

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation awarded $1 million to Providence Saint John’s Health Center to set up a Center for Robotic Joint Replacement.

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