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Amgen Joins BioLA Project

Amgen Inc. has partnered with Los Angeles County to form a new organization aimed at advancing the region’s life sciences industry, the Thousand Oaks biotechnology company announced Sept. 20

CHLA-Based Consortium Awarded $6.6M to Advance Medical Devices

A pediatrics business consortium based at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $6.6 million federal grant to foster medical devices to help sick kids, the hospital announced Sept. 20.

BioSig Technologies to List on Nasdaq

BioSig Technologies Inc., a medical device company based in West Los Angeles, will trade shares of its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market beginning Friday, Sept. 21.

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New Center for Discovery Opens in Glendale to Treat Eating Disorders

Discovery Practice Management Inc., an Orange County-based health company doing business as the Center for Discovery, has opened a new Glendale clinic to treat eating disorders.

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SnapMD Raises $7.1M to Market Telemedicine Platform

SnapMD Inc., a telemedicine company based in Glendale, announced Sept. 18 it had raised $7.1 million in series B funding.

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CHLA Receives $2.3M to Study Bone Loss Tied to Cerebral Palsy

A researcher at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received a $2.3 million federal grant to study bone loss associated with cerebral palsy, the hospital announced Sept. 18.

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LA BioMed Hosts Biotech Conference on Biomedical Innovation

A bioscience conference hosted by LA BioMed featured nearly three dozen biomedical startup companies and declared Los Angeles as a national biotech hub.

City Attorney Secures Shut-Down of Two L.A. Businesses Selling Illegal Pharmaceuticals

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office on Sept. 14 announced it had shut down two businesses alleged to have sold misbranded, illegal and counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs.

Good Samaritan’s $100M Outpatient Project

Surgery suites, oncology, women’s health services part of 12-story tower

Good Samaritan Hospital has completed major upgrades to its health care facilities, inside and out.

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Staar Surgical Wins Federal Approval to Sell New Lens

Staar Surgical Co., a Monrovia-based company that manufactures implantable lenses for the eye, announced Thursday it had won federal approval to sell a new lens to correct myopia with astigmatism.

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Biocom Issues Achievement Awards to Los Angeles Life Science Industry Leaders

Biocom, a California trade group for the life science industry, has issued awards to seven Los Angeles business leaders under 40 years old for their contributions to the local industry.

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Rancho Los Amigos Completes Outpatient Building and Hospital Institute Expansion

Two new medical buildings at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center were officially completed as part of a $418 million makeover of the Downey hospital.

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Charles Drew University Inks Agreement to Educate More Doctors for South L.A.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles inked an agreement with Ross University School of Medicine on Sept. 12 that could triple of the number of students who attend medical school.

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Los Angeles County Aims to Protect Residential Facilities for Mentally Ill Adults

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 11 passed a motion to look into how to stem a decline in board-and-care homes for adults with mental illness.

Dr. Ronald Victor, Pioneer of Barbershop Blood Pressure Studies: 1952-2018

Dr. Ronald G. Victor, a physician-scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who saved the lives of black men with hypertension by recruiting barbers to check their blood pressure, has died. He was 66.

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