SFV HEALTHCARE

Local Hospitals See 'Leveling Off' of Coronavirus Cases

Health care systems such as Kaiser Permanente have seen a “leveling off” of COVID-19 cases, with hospital admissions to the ICU more manageable compared to two weeks ago.

Kaiser Union Reaches Coronavirus Agreement

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions said it reached an agreement with the health care giant.

Kaiser Permanente Closes Valley Facilities to Limit Virus Exposure

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Kaiser Permanente has temporarily closed select medical offices while others will limit services in an effort to control exposure to the virus.

Simulations Plus Acquires French Software Firm

Simulations Plus has acquired French medical software company Lixoft, further expanding its drug simulation capabilities and broadening its presence in Europe.

Amgen Partnership to Pursue Coronavirus Treatment

Amgen Inc. and Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies on Thursday announced a strategic partnership to discover and develop a treatment for COVID-19.

Amgen Buys Out Joint Venture to Establish Japanese Subsidiary

Amgen Inc. has purchased 49 percent of shares for Amgen Astellas BioPharma, the result of a 2013 joint venture between Japanese company Astellas Pharma and the Thousand Oaks biotech giant. Financial terms of buyout were not disclosed.

Second Sight Lays Off 84 Employees Amid ‘Wind Down’ of Operations

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. on Monday announced it will lay off 84 of its 108 employees effective March 31 in response to COVID-19 challenges, the first step toward the end of the Sylmar company.

Preview: Tale of Two Clusters

Biotech follows different paths with Conejo Valley startups pursuing new drugs and Santa Clarita companies focused on medical devices.

Simulations Plus Fast Tracks Coronavirus Research Clients

Simulations Plus is fast tracking its consulting services for businesses working on coronavirus research.

Dignity Health, Valley Community Establish Coronavirus Testing Procedures

Valley health care providers are preparing for patients who need the test for the coronavirus.

Hospitals Prepare for Patient Surge

Hospitals in the Valley region are preparing for an influx of COVID-19 patients, with experts predicting many facilities in the U.S. health care system will be overwhelmed with cases in the coming months.

At Least 38 Virus Cases in Valley

At least 38 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the San Fernando Valley area.

Ventura County Closes Certain Businesses, Orders Elderly to Stay Home

Ventura County has ordered certain businesses to close and elderly residents to stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus, effective Wednesday.

MannKind Shifts Research to Coronavirus Treatment

MannKind Corp. on Tuesday announced it is adjusting its pipeline research to focus on respiratory viral infections such as coronavirus.

Second Sight CEO Steps Down

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. announced Thursday the departure of Chief Executive Will McGuire, effective March 27.