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Our View: Life science industry merits state support

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Biotech, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  No Comments

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Amgen to buy cancer treatment biotech firm for $1.9B

By   /  Thursday, March 4th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, middle, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen, one of the biggest biotech companies in the world, will get bigger with the $1.9 billion acquisition of Five Prime Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company developing stomach cancer therapies. Amgen announced the acquisition March 4 and the deal is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2021. Under Read More →

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MannKind stock dips on report of 2020 losses, but company touts fourth quarter comeback

By   /  Thursday, February 25th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, Central Coast Health Watch, Earnings, East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

MannKind Corp. struggled during 2020, but impressive financial results from its final quarter could be a sign of good things to come for the Westlake Village biotech company. MannKind, which develops drugs and treatments for those suffering from diabetes and pulmonary arterial hypertension, reported a net loss of $57.2 million in fiscal year 2020, up Read More →

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Moderna exec tells of company’s pursuit of COVID vaccine

By   /  Thursday, February 18th, 2021  /  Biotech, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, middle, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Moderna didn’t expect to go to market with its new vaccine technology for several years when 2020 began, the company’s CFO said in a recent talk, but that changed after the technology Moderna spent almost a decade developing helped fast-forward development for COVID-19 vaccines. More than 1,000 people watched a virtual discussion on Feb. 17 Read More →

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Arcutis shares flat on earnings report

By   /  Tuesday, February 16th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, Earnings, East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Arcutis Biotherapeutics saw a steep rise in operating expenses resulting in a 183% increase in net loss compared to the previous year when the company revealed its fourth quarter and full-year financial results on Feb. 16. However, the Westlake Village biotech company is still in high spirits, as the company is in a “strong financial Read More →

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Conejo Valley braces for Amgen layoffs

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Biotech giant Amgen is in the process of laying off hundreds of workers, including as many as 100 at its Thousand Oaks headquarters. According to a spokesperson for the company, approximately 500 workers will be let go beginning April 2, with fewer than 20% of those workers located in Thousand Oaks. Amgen employs around 22,000 Read More →

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Amgen to lay off hundreds, including in Thousand Oaks

By   /  Monday, February 8th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Biotech giant Amgen is in the process of laying off hundreds of workers, including as many as 100 at its Thousand Oaks headquarters. According to a spokesperson for the company, approximately 500 workers will be let go beginning April 2. Less than 20% of those workers are located in Thousand Oaks. Amgen employs around 22,000 Read More →

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