LA HEALTHCARE

UCLA Launches First-of-Its-Kind Stem Cell Trial to Combat Cancer

Scientists at UCLA have launched the first genetically engineered blood stem cell clinical trial to fight cancer thanks to $20 million in voter-approved funds earmarked for stem cell research, university officials announced Monday.

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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Acquires Capsa Healthcare

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Beverly Hills, partnered with management to purchase Capsa Healthcare, a global provider of mobile workstations, medication management tools and pharmacy automation systems, company officials announced Monday.

Hospital Network Shifts ER Strategy

Providence St. Joseph creates outpatient center to handle patients with mental illness.

Medical network to launch an outpatient center to tend mentally ill ER patients.

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Providence St. Joseph Health Consolidates 14 Hospitals in SoCal

Providence St. Joseph Health has consolidated 14 hospitals across Southern California under new leadership based in Los Angeles, within a new umbrella organization spanning Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, officials announced Thursday.

Kids Dental Kare Sold to Western Dental Services

East Hollywood’s Kids Dental Kare has been sold to Western Dental Services Inc., one of the nation’s largest dental providers, company officials announced Thursday.

NantHealth to Market Cancer Diagnostic Test Throughout Southeast Asia

NantHealth Inc. has made a muscular bid to expand across Southeast Asia to shore up lagging sales of its GPS Cancer diagnostic test.

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More Litigation to Come After Beachbody Credit Card Renewal Settlement?

The settlement reached between the city of Santa Monica and Beachbody over the alleged practice of automatic credit card renewals may not be the last word in the dispute.

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USC Testing New Ultrasound Tech for Breast Cancer Screening

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is spearheading clinical trials of a new water mammogram technology for women with dense breast tissue.

Struggling Ambulance Companies See Hope in Rate Hike

To the Rescue?

L.A. ambulance businesses are pursuing a possibly life-saving rate hike from the city.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Healthy Pharma Score

Kite boosts prognosis for L.A. action as Gilead puts $11.9 billion down for firm.

L.A.’s biotech industry has long occupied the No. 3 spot in the state rankings behind San Francisco and San Diego, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be had.

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Solid Infrastructure Growth

CONSTRUCTION: LAX project tops at $1.9 billion.

L.A. County’s building boom continues to gain ground with infrastructure and general projects.

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Biocom Announces New Advisory Board to Boost L.A. Biotech

Biocom announced Thursday the formation of an advisory board for its Los Angeles office to help spur one of the nation’s fastest growing biotech markets.

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Gilead Buys Santa Monica’s Kite Pharma in $12 Billion Cancer-Drug Deal

Santa Monica biotech firm Kite Pharma Inc., which develops drugs to fight cancer, is being swallowed up by Gilead Sciences for nearly $12 billion, company officials announced Monday.

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Cedars-Sinai Launches Master’s Program for Health Care Data Collection

Cedars-Sinai opened the doors Monday for its first accredited master’s degree program in health delivery science.

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Insurance Startup Adds Capital, Jobs

Joany co-founders boost staff levels from 12 to 50 on back of $13 million Series A round.

Insurance firm Joany receives a healthy boost with a $13 million Series A round.

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