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Natrol Gets New CEO

Vitamin manufacturer Natrol on Monday announced the appointment of Tom Zimmerman as its new chief executive.

Los Robles Hospital Earns Stroke Certification

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center on Monday announced it has become the first certified comprehensive stroke center in Ventura County and 14th in the state.

Trade School Buys Van Nuys Building

The Southwest College of Medical-Dental Assistants has purchased an office building in Van Nuys for $3.3 million.

ApolloMed Buys Bay Area Doctors Group

Apollo Medical Holdings Inc. on Wednesday announced it has acquired Bay Area Hospitalist Associates, a hospitalist and post-acute care practice in San Francisco.

Clinic Opens Conejo Office to Care for Rams

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic of Los Angeles has opened a new office in Thousand Oaks to better care for L.A. Rams players and expand its services into the Conejo Valley.

MannKind Enters New Sanofi Deal

Valencia biotech MannKind Corp. on Wednesday announced that the company has entered into a new contract with Sanofi, its former partner for selling inhalable insulin Afrezza.

MannKind’s Earnings Buoyed

Thanks to one-time payments, MannKind Corp. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue for the third quarter.

Interim CEO Named for New Horizons

Directors of New Horizons on Wednesday announced the appointment of Roschell Ashley as its interim chief executive officer effective Jan. 1.

Conejo Biotech Vet Joins Startup

Conejo Valley biotech veteran Keith Leonard has been named chief executive of San Francisco-based Unity Biotechnology Inc. after the company received $116 million in funding.

LTC Shares Drop Despite Quarterly Growth

Westlake Village real estate investment trust LTC Properties Inc. (LTC) met analysts’ expectations on earnings and exceeded them on revenue for its third quarter.

Amgen Beats Wall St. in Quarter

Amgen Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter financial results that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations.

Shareholders Approve St. Jude Acquisition

Shareholders of St. Jude Medical Inc. on Wednesday approved the $25 billion deal for pharmaceutical giant Abbott will acquire the medical device maker, which has a manufacturing plant in Sylmar.

Agoura’s Hixme Gets More Funding

Hixme Insurance Solutions Inc. announced Wednesday that it has raised $14.1 million in a Series B funding.

Second Sight Tests Visual Cortex Implant

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. on Tuesday announced the first successful human implantation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator – a big step in the ongoing development of its Orion I Visual Cortical Prosthesis.

Amgen Expands Board

Amgen Inc. on Friday announced that the company has appointed Ellen Kullman to its board of directors, expanding it from 13 to 14 members.