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Biotech: Avita Medical technology harvests cells for spray-on repairs.
Avita Medical wants to bring a skin regeneration spray to a doctor’s office near you.
EDITOR: Arguments for medical marijuana get lost in the haze.
Across the country, medical technology innovators large and small are turning to cost-cutting measures to confront stiff market headwinds, including the need to offset a new 2.3 percent tax on revenue in the new Affordable Healthcare Act.
Leasing and new construction of medical office space is helping to toss off sluggishness in the office and industrial real estate markets in the Antelope Valley.
Pharmaceuticals: Beijing licensing firm opens office in Thousand Oaks.
A company founded to sell U.S. pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in China opened offices in Thousand Oaks last month.
Health: Insurer donates $660,000 for childhood obesity, exercise program.
Northridge Hospital Medical Center has received a grant for more than $660,000 to fight childhood obesity.
Condom Advocate Draws Scorn, Praise
HEALTH CARE: Michael Weinstein has battled to put condoms on porn sets in Los Angeles County. Now he’s taking the fight statewide.
Treatment: Cardiac facility is first in Ventura County’s Simi-Moorpark market.
Simi Valley Hospital has opened a heart catheterization lab, the first such facility for treating heart conditions in the Simi-Moorpark market.
Tourist sector needs clean water; housing data debut.
There is a growing trend in Southern California of consolidation of hospital groups such as Providence Health & Services and UCLA Health System acquiring doctor’s practices, medical groups, labs and imaging centers.
Training: Industry to develop Valley College technical classes.
BIOTECH: L.A. Valley College wants to train workers for local employers.
Health Care: Federal reform spurs hospitals to build doctor networks.
Health Care: New federal rules encourage doctors and hospitals to work together. Is a state law keeping them apart?
Events: Exotic cars race to raise money for juvenile health charity.
In one minute and 33 seconds, the Ferrari Enzo made it all the way around the 2.5-mile track.
Technology: Grossman foundation treats burn victims in rural Indonesia.
Grossman Burn Foundation in Calabasas has launched a pilot telemedicine program to explore how Internet video technology can help burn victims around the world.