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Therapy Developer Attracts $8M

Fundraising round injects almost $8 million into ImaginAB’s coffers.

Medical Center Nurses Startups

Cedars-Sinai says accelerator is about boosting technology not return on investment.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks healthy tech returns through startup accelerator.

L.A. Biotech’s Summer Sizzle

HEALTH CARE: Approvals, big deal boost sector’s local profile.

L.A.’s biotech sector shows signs of life with drug approvals and an $11.9 billion deal for Kite.

Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Earns Accreditation

A congenital heart disease center run by UCLA has just become the first nationally accredited center of its kind in Los Angeles, and the 11th in the U.S.

Two Million Could Lose Insurance Under Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill; Hospitals Face Revenue Hit

The Graham-Cassidy health care bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act could strip an estimated 2 million residents in Los Angeles County of their health insurance, according to a UC Berkeley study.

Inglewood Biotech Firm Raises $8 Million

ImaginAb Inc., an Inglewood biotech firm that develops molecular imaging for cancer immunotherapy, has raised nearly $8 million in new capital, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Cedars-Sinai Welcomes New Class of Startups to Incubator Program

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has welcomed 10 new startups to third iteration of its business incubator, the health care outfit announced Tuesday.

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Kaiser Taps School Chief

Kaiser Permanente turned to Harvard for the chief of its new medical school.

Braille Institute Receives Largest Donation in Organization’s History

A $5 million gift from a foundation associated with Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries will help the Braille Institute of America offer free low-vision assistance across Southern California.

SoCal Universities Win $8 Million Grant to Develop Bionic Suit for Paralyzed Patients

People with paraplegia may someday be able to hit their stride in a so-called bionic suit thanks to an $8 million federal research grant to three Southern California universities, officials announced Wednesday.

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Kaiser Appoints Harvard Pediatrics Professor to Lead Company’s New Pasadena Medical School

A new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena has named an international leader in child, adolescent and family health to be its first chief executive and founding dean, Kaiser officials announced Tuesday.

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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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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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South L.A. Medical Office Blossoms

HEALTH CARE: Kaiser Permanente says facility will serve members, community.

Kaiser Permanente to pursue healthy returns at South L.A. office.

Cedars-Sinai Puts Education Project Into Operation

Cedars-Sinai looks to nurse health delivery education with its new educational initiative.

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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Contractors Struggling to Find Skilled Labor

Three out of four construction firms working in commercial real estate across the western U.S. reported difficulty recruiting skilled carpenters, bricklayers, painters and other workers, according to a survey released this week.

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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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Omninet Founder Izak Parviz Nazarian Dies at 88

Izak Parviz Nazarian, co-founder of venture capital and real estate fund Omninet Capital of Beverly Hills and a former board member of Qualcomm, has died.

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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Puma Back Up on FDA OK

BIOTECH: Cancer drug firm achieves new shelf life.

Puma stock climbs as the company’s long-in-development cancer drug finally hits store shelves.

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Alzheimer’s Test Sports New Look

Cedars-Sinai partnership touts scanning eyeballs as low-cost method to diagnose disease.

Cedars-Sinai partnership pursues a low-coast testing alternative for Alzheimer’s disease.

Cedars-Sinai Develops Experimental Technology to Detect Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in conjunction with Sacramento-based NeuroVision Imaging, announced Tuesday they have discovered a way to detect and identify Alzheimer's disease by optically scanning eyeballs.

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City Council OKs Ambulance Fee Hikes

Private ambulance businesses across Los Angeles were given a financial boost Friday with permission to raise medical and transportation fees.

Ares Spending $1.45 Billion on Doctors

Doctors are in as assets as Ares Management sinks $1.45 billion in medical group.

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Hospital System Checks In With Japanese-Americans

MEDICAL: Providence joins Little Tokyo nonprofit Keiro in bid to reach out to elderly.

Hospital operator and Little Tokyo nonprofit unite on aid for Japanese-Americans.

Cedars-Sinai Gives Shot In Arm to Area Services

HEALTH CARE: Grant of $4.8 million targeted at underserved populations.

Cedars-Sinai looks to nurse medical support for the underserved with a $4.8 million grant.

Medical Unit Gets Surgical Operation

Vance Street’s A&E acquires RTI’s cardiothoracic business in deal that may reach $60M.

RTI Surgical makes the cut with Vance Street’s medical subsidiary..