Reporter (Health Care)
The state stem cell agency on Oct. 18 awarded $11 million to Los Angeles research hospitals and universities to study regenerative treatments for disease.
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.
Diverse specialties work together in molecular-driven medicine
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.