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HemaCare Launches Bone Marrow Product Line

HemaCare Corp., a provider of human blood and immune cells for medical therapies and research based in Northridge, has expanded its product line to include special types of bone marrow.

Avita Medical Names New CFO

Avita Medical has named David McIntyre as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Sports Research Facility to Open in Westlake Village

Los Angeles-based Herbalife Nutrition and Proactive Sports Performance in Thousand Oaks announced they will open a sports center in Westlake Village by the end of next year.

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Amgen Ends Neuroscience Research, Cuts Staff in Cambridge

Amgen Inc. has made the decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce in Cambridge, Mass., in conjunction with its decision to end neuroscience research.

Statewide Strike Called Off After Kaiser CEO’s Death

The National Union of Healthcare Workers has postponed a five-day strike at Kaiser Permanente locations in California set to begin Monday, following news of Kaiser Chief Executive Bernard Tyson’s death on Sunday.

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Preview: Amgen Acquisitions

harma giant Amgen Inc. made two big investment offers in recent months – $13.4 billion for Celgene Corp.’s Otezla and $2.7 billion for a 20.5 percent stake in Chinese cancer biotech BeiGene.

Agoura Hills Biotech Raises $57 Million

A2 Biotherapeutics, a biotech company developing cell therapies for cancer patients in Agoura Hills, on Tuesday announced its official launch with $57 million in Series A funding.

Valencia Medical Device Startup Lands NIH Grant

Neuronoff Inc., a development-stage medical device company in Valencia, has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Endonovo Proposes Reverse Stock Split

Endonovo Therapeutics, a Woodland Hills business that develops electro-therapeutic devices for pain management, on Thursday announced a proposed reverse stock split.

Amgen to Invest $2.7 Billion in Chinese Biotech

Amgen Inc. on Thursday announced it will buy a 20.5 percent stake in Beigene, a Chinese cancer biotech company, for $2.7 billion in cash.

Henry Mayo Hospital Opens $164 Million Patient Tower

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital opened its six-story, 163,000-square-foot tower to patients last weekend and on the same day welcomed the first baby boy and girl to the Center for Women and Newborns.

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Amgen Beats Wall St. Forecasts in Third Quarter

Amgen Inc. announced third quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations.

Workers Strike at Kaiser’s Simi Valley Mental Health Clinic

Mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health in Simi Valley are participating in a strike Monday and Tuesday, ahead of a planned five-day statewide strike scheduled to begin Nov. 11.

Two Top Executives Leave Atara Biotherapeutics

Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. late Friday announced the departures of Dr. Christopher Haqq, chief scientific officer, and Mina Kim, general counsel and head of corporate strategy.

Tobinworld to Shutter Schools

Tobinworld, an educational nonprofit for autistic and emotionally challenged children, plans to lay off more than 100 employees in December with the closing of several schools in Glendale.

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