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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has awarded $5.9 million in grants to assist the homeless and boost behavioral health.
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, a private equity firm based in El Segundo, has acquired Dominion Youth Services of Virginia, the company announced July 31.
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.
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 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.
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.
HEALTH CARE: Neural Analytics aims to quicken brain injury diagnosis
Robotics and AI combine in a device that quickly diagnoses head traumas.
HEALTH CARE: $200M USC facility will host clinic, research
USC is preparing to open a cancer research center in West Los Angeles
L.A. growth steady, average wage lags statewide, national benchmarks
Local bioscience industry salaries vs. state and nation.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at UCLA received a $2.7 million federal grant to help HIV-positive adults at risk of heart disease.
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.
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.
Plan for 3-story, 48,000 SF building in Pico-Union advances
Second phase of newer downtown medical complex to break ground next summer.
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.
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 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 of Southern California is supporting free training for small businesses in economically underserved communities across the region.
Ronald Reagan Medical Center led the nation last year in the number of organ transplants, with 641 surgeries performed at its Westwood campus.
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.
REAL ESTATE: $10B in local billings for 2017
The construction boom continues for L.A. County contractors.
HEALTH CARE: $1.4B market cap for biotech firm
Shares of Pasadena’s Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. take flight.
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.
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.
An anonymous philanthropist has donated $20 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to expand and equip its overcrowded emergency room.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has ushered in nine digital health startups from across the globe into its business accelerator 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 Medical Center has named Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith to serve as its chief operating officer following a nationwide search.
Looming retirements, physician fatigue could be contributing factors
New report predicts insufficient numbers of OB-GYN doctors in L.A. County.
Los Angeles County has appointed two executives to launch a new agency to promote an emerging bioscience industry, officials announced on July 5.
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 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 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.
Casetabs Inc., a digital health company based in Santa Monica, has raised $2.3 million during a fundraising round, according to a securities filing.
Downsizing part of efficiency push at biggest hospital in market
Cedars-Sinai trims workforce.
HEALTH CARE: Firms now turn toward commercialization
Federal contracts give biotech a boost.
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.
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.
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 Inc. announced June 27 it would sell its Medicaid management information systems business for roughly $200 million.
Huntington Medical Research Institutes, an independent biomedical research center in Pasadena, announced June 27 it appointed Julia Bradsher as chief executive.
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 Inc., a Pomona-based health insurer for seniors with Medicare, has hired Virtual Frameworks Inc. to provide its software platform for patient management.
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.
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.
Unifies researchers across various disciplines under tech development group
UCLA stakes claim on innovation.
Royalties stream into area hospitals, universities
How health care systems turn R&D into royalties.