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Cedars-Sinai Awards $5.9 Million to Help Services for Needy Angelenos

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has awarded $5.9 million in grants to assist the homeless and boost behavioral health.

Arrowhead Pharma Receives $10M Milestone Payment From Amgen

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Pasadena announced Aug. 1 it had received a $10 million milestone payment from Amgen Inc., now developing an Arrowhead drug to treat cardiovascular disease.

Century Park Capital Partners Acquires Virginia Behavioral Health Firm

Century Park Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in El Segundo, has acquired Dominion Youth Services of Virginia, the company announced July 31.

Epi-Now Raises $9.2 Million for Emergency Allergy Drug Cabinets

Epi-Now, a Beverly Hills-based startup that markets emergency allergy drug cabinets, has raised $9.2 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

Keck Graduate Institute Announces Plans for New Claremont Colleges Medical School

The Claremont Colleges announced it would open a medical school in East Los Angeles County aimed at relieving a dearth of primary care physicians.

Emmaus Cuts Deal to Market its Sickle Cell Drug to U.S. Service Members

Emmaus Life Sciences Inc. of Torrance has contracted with a pharmaceutical wholesaler to make its new drug for sickle cell disease available to millions of U.S. service personnel worldwide.

California Cannabis Trade Groups Unite as Legal Sales Expected to Hit $3.7B

Two marijuana-related business associations in northern and southern California have united to provide a stronger political voice in what they say is the world’s largest cannabis market.

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Robotics Key to Device Startup

HEALTH CARE: Neural Analytics aims to quicken brain injury diagnosis

Robotics and AI combine in a device that quickly diagnoses head traumas.

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Cancer Center Gets Sawtelle Address

HEALTH CARE: $200M USC facility will host clinic, research

USC is preparing to open a cancer research center in West Los Angeles

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Bioscience Data Dive

L.A. growth steady, average wage lags statewide, national benchmarks

Local bioscience industry salaries vs. state and nation.

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Marina Biotech Inc. Raises $1.5 Million

Marina Biotech Inc., a City of Industry-based biopharmaceutical and digital health firm, has raised $1.5 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

Barco Uniforms Launches Line of ‘Restorative’ Medical Scrubs

Imagine a line of medical scrubs, made out of recycled plastic and imbued with healthy minerals, which look striking enough to wear outside a hospital. That’s the claim of Gardena-based Barco Uniforms Inc., which on July 25 launched its Barco One Wellness – a medical scrub collection infused with health-promoting bio-minerals.

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City of Hope Celebrates 105 Years with New Museum

The City of Hope National Medical Center has marked more than a century of health care, from its roots as a sanitarium for tuberculosis to an advanced research center for diabetes and cancer.

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UCLA Receives $2.7 Million to Help Adults With HIV Ward Off Heart Disease

Researchers at UCLA received a $2.7 million federal grant to help HIV-positive adults at risk of heart disease.

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UCLA and City of Hope Receive $2.8 Million in Grants for Stem Cell Research

The state stem cell agency has awarded $2.8 million in grants to UCLA and City of Hope National Medical Center for two separate studies employing stem cells to treat cancer.

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USC Cancer Institute Backed by Billionaire Larry Ellison Lands in West L.A.

USC is preparing to open a cancer research center in West Los Angeles next spring thanks to a $200 million gift from tech tycoon Larry Ellison, a founder of Oracle Corp.

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Developers Expand Medical Complex Near DTLA

Plan for 3-story, 48,000 SF building in Pico-Union advances

Second phase of newer downtown medical complex to break ground next summer.

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Shamrock Capital Advisors Sheds Giant Creative Strategy for Up to $97M

Westwood-based investment firm Shamrock Capital Advisors has sold its majority stake in Giant Creative Strategy in a deal valued at up to $97 million.

Keck Medicine of USC to Lead a $27M Study on Prostate Cancer in Black Men

The Keck School of Medicine of USC will lead a nearly $27 million study on why African-American men were more likely to die from prostate cancer.

Two More L.A.-area Surgeons Charged in Connection With $40 Million Kickback Scheme

Two more Los Angeles-area doctors were charged on suspicion of participating in a $40 million health care kickback scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced July 16.

Kaiser Permanente to Support Training Program for Small Businesses in L.A. County

Kaiser Permanente of Southern California is supporting free training for small businesses in economically underserved communities across the region.

UCLA Leads the Nation in Organ Transplants

Ronald Reagan Medical Center led the nation last year in the number of organ transplants, with 641 surgeries performed at its Westwood campus.

Snyder Family Donates $1 Million to UCLA Stein Institute

The UCLA Stein Eye Institute has received a $1 million gift from Joan and Jerome Snyder to set up an endowed faculty chair in its department of ophthalmology.

Construction Booms On

REAL ESTATE: $10B in local billings for 2017

The construction boom continues for L.A. County contractors.

Arrowhead Takes Flight

HEALTH CARE: $1.4B market cap for biotech firm

Shares of Pasadena’s Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. take flight.

Advanced TeleSensors Raises $2.8M to Back Baby Heart Monitor

Advanced TeleSensors Inc., a digital health company based in Pasadena marketing a wireless monitor for babies, has raised nearly $2.8 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

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Weingart Center of Downtown Names Warren Loui as Chairman

The Weingart Center, a downtown-based social service agency for the homeless with plans to build largest supportive housing project in Los Angeles, has named Warren Loui as chairman of the board.

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Anonymous Donor Gives $20 Million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to Expand ER

An anonymous philanthropist has donated $20 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to expand and equip its overcrowded emergency room.

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Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Welcomes Nine New Digital Health Startups

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has ushered in nine digital health startups from across the globe into its business accelerator program.

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Los Angeles Kicks Off 2018 Youth Jobs Program

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a nearly $6 million youth employment program expected to match tens of thousands of young people with summer and year-round jobs.

Cedars-Sinai Appoints New COO

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has named Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith to serve as its chief operating officer following a nationwide search.

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Survey Says: L.A. at Risk of OB-GYN Shortage

Looming retirements, physician fatigue could be contributing factors

New report predicts insufficient numbers of OB-GYN doctors in L.A. County.

L.A. County Appoints Leaders to Head New Agency to Promote Bioscience

Los Angeles County has appointed two executives to launch a new agency to promote an emerging bioscience industry, officials announced on July 5.

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Silver Lake Medical Center to Pay $550,000 Settlement for Illegal Patient Dumping

Los Angeles prosecutors announced on July 2 they had reached a $550,000 settlement with Silver Lake Medical Center in Westlake, the second health care agency in a week to reach a financial agreement after accusations of illegal patient dumping.

BionicLogic Raises $1.5 Million

BionicLogic Inc., a Santa Monica-based tech company that develops software applications, has raised $1.5 million from investors, according to a July 2 securities filing.

European Regulators Give an Early Nod to Cancer Treatments From Puma, Kite

European drug regulators have recommended the approval of two cancer treatments developed by two Los Angeles-area biotech companies – Puma Biotechnology Inc. of West L.A., and Kite, a Gilead Co., of Santa Monica.

Santa Monica-Based Casetabs Raises $2.3 Million From Investors

Casetabs Inc., a digital health company based in Santa Monica, has raised $2.3 million during a fundraising round, according to a securities filing.

Cedars-Sinai Announces Layoffs

Downsizing part of efficiency push at biggest hospital in market

Cedars-Sinai trims workforce.

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Biotech Gets Defense Dollars

HEALTH CARE: Firms now turn toward commercialization

Federal contracts give biotech a boost.

Dozens of Los Angeles-Area Doctors and Others Charged for Felony Health Care Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged nearly three dozen physicians, pharmacists and others alleged to have tried to bilk insurers out of $660 million in fraudulent health care bills.

City of Hope Receives $3.7M to Conduct Stem Cell Research on Brain Cancer

The state stem cell agency awarded $3.7 million to City of Hope National Medical Center million to conduct stem cell research targeting glioblastoma, the hospital announced June 28.

City Attorney Wins $450,000 Settlement From Nursing Home Accused of Patient Dumping

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has reached a $450,000 settlement with a South L.A. nursing home alleged to have illegally discharged homeless patients.

Molina Healthcare Spins Off Medicaid Management Business for $200M

Molina Healthcare Inc. announced June 27 it would sell its Medicaid management information systems business for roughly $200 million.

Pasadena-Based HMRI Names New CEO

Huntington Medical Research Institutes, an independent biomedical research center in Pasadena, announced June 27 it appointed Julia Bradsher as chief executive.

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Staar Surgical Strikes Deal With Japanese Eye Clinic

Staar Surgical Co., a Monrovia-based company that manufactures implantable lenses for the eye, announced an agreement to sell lenses to an eye clinic based in Japan.

Inter Valley Health Plan Hires VirtualHealth to Manage Medicare Patients

Inter Valley Health Plan Inc., a Pomona-based health insurer for seniors with Medicare, has hired Virtual Frameworks Inc. to provide its software platform for patient management.

Report: Children’s Hospital L.A. Ranked No. 1 Kid’s Hospital in the West

Two Los Angeles children’s hospitals scored among the highest in the nation, with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles named the No. 1 children’s hospital in the West, according to a U.S. News & World Report ranking.

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Cedars-Sinai Launches Program to Speed Up Treatments of Gut-Related Illnesses

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has launched a health initiative to speed the development of new drugs, medical devices and treatments for patients with gastrointestinal diseases.

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UCLA Stakes Claim on Inaugural Innovation Day

Unifies researchers across various disciplines under tech development group

UCLA stakes claim on innovation.

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L.A. Hotbed for Health Care Transfer

Royalties stream into area hospitals, universities

How health care systems turn R&D into royalties.

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