Westlake Village BioPartners Takes Stake in Cancer Therapy Startup

Westlake Village BioPartners is one of seven investors to back ArsenalBio, a San Francisco-based immune cell therapy startup.

Kaiser Permanente Workers Ratify Four-Year Contract

SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West on Wednesday ratified a four-year agreement with Kaiser Permanente, according to a statement from the union.

Cerner Terminates 217 Workers as Relationship With Adventist Health Ends

Cerner Corp., a Kansas City, Mo.-based IT company for health care organizations, plans to terminate 217 employees at sites in Simi Valley and Glendale as a result of ending its business relationship with Adventist Health in November.

Hospitals Experience Staff Shortages Due to Fires

n the midst of the Saddleridge and Wendy fires, hospitals in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope valleys remain open and look to make sure departments are adequately staffed, despite closures of major freeways.

Conejo Valley Clinic Receives AstraZeneca Grant

Westminster Free Clinic, a heart health clinic in Thousand Oaks, was one of 11 clinics in the U.S. to receive a grant from AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections to Cardiovascular Health program.

Beleaguered Sienna Seeks to Sell Laser Treatment

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals has filed a notification with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking permission to sell its drug SNA-001, a topical pre-treatment for laser removal of light hair, according to a statement from the company on Monday.

Second Sight Receives $2.4 Million Grant for Depth Perception Technology

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. on Tuesday announced it received a $2.4 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to further development of the Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis System.

Avita Medical Moves to Nasdaq From Over-The-Counter

Avita Medical Ltd., a medical device firm based in Melbourne, Australia with its U.S. headquarters in Valencia, on Monday announced its American depository shares have been approved to list on the Nasdaq.

Endonovo Appoints Strategic Advisor on Blood Vessel Research

Endonovo Therapeutics in Woodland Hills on Monday announced the appointment of Dr. William Li as strategic advisor to Chief Executive Alan Collier.

Motion Picture Television Fund Opens New Center

Woodland Hills’ Motion Picture Television Fund welcomed the Wise Adult Day Services Center to its Wasserman Campus.

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Sienna Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in Westlake Village, on Tuesday announced it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization.

Amgen Stock Falls After Pipeline Drug Report

Shares of Amgen Inc. fell more than 3 percent in premarket trading Monday after the Thousand Oaks biotech released disappointing data about a pipeline cancer drug.

Joint Venture to Create Life Science Campus in Thousand Oaks

A joint venture between Los Angeles-based HATCHspaces and Singerman Real Estate in Chicago plans to create the HATCHcampus, a collection of life science facilities.

Simulations Plus Collaboration to Research Joint Medications

Simulations Plus has partnered with an unnamed clinical-stage biotech company to develop a new delivery model using its GastroPlus software.

CBDfx Finds Marketing Partner for Hemp Products

CBDfx, a hemp-derived CBD company in Chatsworth, has partnered with Emerson Group, a brand marketing organization in Wayne, Pa., to place CBDfx products in retail stores around the country.