UCLA will lead a study conducted by four Los Angeles health care systems on how to improve patient-centered care thanks to a $3.7 million federal grant.
Dr. Linda Liau, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon-scientist at UCLA, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
The Flex Co., a Venice-based medical device firm specializing in women’s health, announced Oct. 16 it had raised $3.6 million from investors while acquiring Keela, the designer of a menstrual cup.
Dr. Michael A. Caligiuri, president of City of Hope National Medical Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
The Los Angeles-based National Health Foundation on Oct. 12 opened a 62-bed recuperative-care facility in Pico-Union for homeless residents discharged from nearby hospitals.
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USC’s Ellison Institute staffs up.
Shares in South San Francisco-based Allogene Therapeutics Inc. rose nearly 40 percent to $25 at the close of its first day of trading on Oct. 11 after a $324 million initial public offering.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has graduated eight digital health startups from its business accelerator program with products designed to improve health care.
UCLA has been awarded a $5 million federal grant to develop tools to improve early detection of lung cancer.
An investment fund run by Boston-based Bain Capital has acquired LivHome Inc., a Miracle Mile–based in-home care company for seniors, and will combine the company with another newly acquired in-home services firm based in North Carolina.
Santa Monica-based Kite, a Gilead Co., was given a go-ahead by the United Kingdom to treat some adults with lymphoma with its cell-based cancer therapy that was initially rejected as too costly.
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Cadre of L.A. scientists behind Kite Pharma head north with new project.
Pasadena-based Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. has entered a licensing agreement with Johnson & Johnson to develop a drug to treat the hepatitis B virus in a deal that could be worth up to $3.7 billion, the company announced Oct. 4.
Kaiser Permanente has reached a tentative labor agreement with an alliance of union health care workers in eight states and Washington D.C. that includes more than 30,000 workers in Southern California.
Physicians across Los Angeles County will soon be notified by the Medical Examiner-Coroner if a patient has died of an opioid overdose.