Staff Reporter (Healthcare, Law, Biotech)
Helen covers healthcare, law, insurance and biotechnology in the greater Valley region.
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BIOTECH: Timely infusion of $45 million bolsters finances.
MannKind agreement with United Therapeutics gives company a financial shot in the arm.
BIOTECH: Timely infusion of $45 million bolsters finances.
Raw cookie dough stars as the main dish at a Burbank sweet shop run by two sisters.
Cookie dough for dessert.
NON PROFIT: Reflections on her quarter century with Valley lawyers and judges.
After nearly 25 years with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Executive Director Liz Post will step down from her role and return to her home state of New York to lead the Nassau County Bar Association.
Consumers who want less sugar in a nutrition bar can make their own with a mix from Creation Nation.
Ready-made protein bar mix seeks shelves.
With dozens of options lining grocery store shelves, consumers of nutrition bars seem to have an overabundance of choices. But despite the variety, sports nutritionist and former real estate agent Karen Nation could find nothing that worked for her and her clients.
Four Catholic schools in the San Fernando Valley will provide mental health services to students and their families through a new program run by a psychology professor at California State University - Northridge.
Athletic trainers from Providence Health & Services will be placed in seven San Fernando Valley high schools, the hospital system announced Tuesday.
A doctor in Lancaster has been convicted by a federal jury of participating in a Medicare fraud scheme.
Liberty Co. Insurance Brokers in Woodland Hills has acquired a majority stake in Mitchell & Mitchell Insurance Agency, based in Novato.
The Gelt Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides rental assistance to qualified apartment tenants who are facing eviction, has changed its name to Resident Relief Foundation.
BIOTECH: For investors, lack of capital looms as issue in coming quarters.
Stock tanks for MannKind Corp.
Steven Bronson runs two publicly traded companies in the Valley region, leading to a synergistic approach to management.
Steven Bronson, chief executive of Qualstar Corp. and Interlink Electronics Inc.
Immix Biopharma founder Ilya Rachman thinks he has a new way to develop medicines, and his first proof is a now-healthy canine patient.
Doctor cures cancer in dog, looks to humans next.
MANAGEMENT: Executives combine medical and business experience.
New leaders at hospitals, mental health center.
On Aug. 6, Immix announced that its drug Imx-110 had successfully brought a dog named Jerry into remission from late-stage lymphoma.
Hundreds of union-affiliated workers at Providence Tarzana Medical Center staged a one-day strike and a demonstration on Aug. 16 to protest what they described as unfair labor practices, including frequent shift cancellations and wages that lag behind the region’s rising cost of living.
Several local hospitals were named among the best in the state on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list for 2018-2019.
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has appointed Dr. Yale Podnos as its new chief medical officer.
Burbank-based Logix Federal Credit Union and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita have partnered on a program for the children of parents who have passed away.
SetPoint Medical in Valencia has named Murthy Simhambhatla as its new chief executive, the electronic medicine firm announced Monday.
San Fernando Valley Bar Association Executive Director Liz Post will step down from the role effective Oct. 6 after leading the organization for nearly 25 years, the nonprofit announced Thursday.
Southern California Gas Co. announced Tuesday that it has reached a nearly $120 million settlement with state and regional officials for the methane leak at its Aliso Canyon gas storage field in 2015.
The Bank of Southern California, based in San Diego, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Americas United Bank in Glendale.
A Los Angeles-based biotechnology company led by a primary care physician who runs a clinic in the San Fernando Valley announced Monday that its investigational drug has eliminated all signs of cancer in a pet dog.
HEALTH: Regulations to accelerate tech’s acceptance.
Glendale firm offers digital doctor visits.
FINANCE: $350 million to fund either seismic retrofit or new construction.
Bond vote for Antelope Valley Hospital.
Shares of MannKind Corp. plummeted more than 20 percent Friday, a day after the company released second-quarter financial results that missed Wall Street estimates for revenue.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City announced Thursday that it has appointed Kathy Kigerl as chief administrative officer.
Shares of Cheesecake Factory Inc. dropped more than 12 percent on Wednesday, a day after the company reported second-quarter earnings that failed to meet Wall Street estimates.
A $350 million bond measure that would pay for renovations or the creation of new facilities at Antelope Valley Hospital was unanimously approved on Monday by the Lancaster hospital’s public benefit corporation board for inclusion on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Amgen Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on second-quarter earnings and revenue.
AliveGen Inc. in Thousand Oaks has sold its drug candidates to Biogen Inc. in a deal valued at up to $562 million.
The stock price of Avery Dennison Corp. spiked more than 10 percent Tuesday following the release of the firm’s second-quarter financial report, which disclosed earnings that beat Wall Street estimates by 11 cents a share.
Dilisym Services Inc., a subsidiary of Simulations Plus Inc. in Lancaster, has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to build a software platform for modeling medication-induced kidney injury.
Abbott’s Confirm Rx device sends data to doctors using a Bluetooth connection and a smartphone.
Abbott Laboratories’ new heart monitor.
TECHNOLOGY: Newbury Park software firm changes name to reflect focus on health care.
Software firm changes name to reflect health focus.
ACQUISITION: Therapix’s products fit company’s delivery system.
Oxnard company buys pipeline of cannabis-based drugs.
Avita Medical has appointed three new leaders to its management team at its Valencia headquarters.
A paperclip-sized revolution in cardiac electrophysiology is afoot in a bright white lab at Abbott Laboratories in Sylmar, where the world’s first Bluetooth- and smartphone-enabled implantable cardiac monitor are coming off the assembly line.
Amgen Inc. has entered into a three-year research partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to assess health outcomes in patients with cancer, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and migraine.
LTC Properties Inc. in Westlake Village has purchased two senior living communities in Texas in a $25.2 million sale-leaseback acquisition.
MannKind Corp. in Westlake Village has issued 7.3 million shares to creditor Deerfield to pay down $7 million in debt, according to Securities and Exchange documents filed Friday.
Cure Pharmaceutical in Oxnard announced Wednesday that it has signed a term agreement for the acquisition of the non-pain assets of Therapix Biosciences Ltd., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that is developing cannabinoid-based medications.
Simulations Plus Inc. reported on Tuesday profits of $2.4 million for its third fiscal quarter.
LIST: Seminars, classes, mentorships and webinars develop leadership style.
Female entrepreneurs discuss leadership styles.
COURTS: Judges can refer cases to Tarzana service for low-cost resolution.
Bar Association opens mediation center.
Atara Biotherapeutics opens ATOM center in Thousand Oaks
Atara Biotherapeutics adds to its Conejo Valley presence with new building.
Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks has filed a lawsuit against drugmaker Intas Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its subsidiary Accord Healthcare Inc. over its plans to manufacture a generic of Amgen’s medication Sensipar.