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Santa Monica cancer drug developer Kite Pharma Inc. announced it had entered into another exclusive worldwide license with the National Institutes of Health for immuno-oncology drug candidates. This latest license covers treatments targeting tumors associated with lung, gastric, pancreatic and breast cancer, among others.
Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s health care technology holding company NantWorks has paid $50 million for a majority stake in clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm Precision Biologics Inc. of Dallas.
Paramount Fitness of Commerce has been acquired by exercise equipment maker True Fitness of O’Fallon, Mo. True Fitness, which makes treadmills, elliptical machines and exercise bikes, announced the deal Monday. The price was not disclosed.
Westwood imaging firm RadNet Inc. has acquired Diagnostic Imaging Group for about $56.7 million and 1.5 million shares of RadNet stock. The deal should give RadNet about $70 million in extra revenue annually.
Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. is slashing more than half its workforce, letting go 117 workers in the wake of its Oct. 1 acquisition by Dublin-based pharmaceutical company Allergan plc in an all-cash deal valued at roughly $2.1 billion.
Herbalife Ltd. shares dropped sharply Wednesday, dipping to $52.26 at one point for a decrease of 10.3 percent.
Two West L.A. pharmacy owners were arrested Thursday on federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges alleging they used a bogus pharmacy to divert narcotics to the black market.
A “Shark Tank” type pitch fest for marijuana businesses opened at the L.A. Hotel Downtown Tuesday, attracting a number of budding local entrepreneurs.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may have to shoulder the blame for the hit taken by local biotech stocks on Monday.
Amgen Inc. announced Wednesday that it will acquire Dezima Pharma B.V., a Netherlands-based biotech that develops blood disorder treatments.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Monday filed more than a half million signatures needed for a ballot measure on mandatory condom usage in adult films throughout California.
Amgen Inc. faces a new type of competition with the launch of Zarxio, the first biosimilar drug approved for sale in the U.S.
Cedars-Sinai Health System announced Tuesday that it acquired the 145-bed Marina del Rey Hospital and a neighboring medical office building. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but county records show the hospital property traded for $25.3 million in mid-August.
Medbox Inc. Founder P. Vincent Mehdizadeh is letting 13 million shares of his company go up in smoke, raising the value of those held by others.
Amgen Inc. has applied to the Food and Drug Administration for permission to sell etelcalcetide, a treatment for an ailment found in patients on dialysis, the company announced Tuesday.