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Thousand Oaks braces for Amgen staff cuts

By   /  Friday, March 31st, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Thousand Oaks braces for Amgen staff cuts

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Dubroff: East Ventura County should focus on creating a biotech cluster

By   /  Friday, March 31st, 2017  /  Columns, East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: East Ventura County should focus on creating a biotech cluster

Henry Dubroff

When the Business Times broke the story that Amgen was cutting roughly 500 support and operations jobs at its sprawling Thousand Oaks campus, there were gasps — and sighs of relief. Gasps because the world’s largest biotechnology company is the economic engine for the Conejo Valley, East Ventura County and, for that matter, a big Read More →

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FDA fast tracks Amgen’s Blincyto leukemia drug

By   /  Thursday, March 30th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on FDA fast tracks Amgen’s Blincyto leukemia drug

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen announced March 29 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked the company’s leukemia drug Blincyto for priority review. The drug increases the length of survival among high-risk patients, according to a study released by the New England Journal of Medicine. It almost doubled median overall survival versus chemotherapy among adult patients Read More →

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Law firm probing Sientra board of directors

By   /  Friday, March 24th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Law firm probing Sientra board of directors

The law firm of Brodsky & Smith has announced an investigation into the board of directors at Sientra, a breast implant manufacturing firm based in Goleta. According to a news release from the law firm, the investigation comes after previous litigation. The complaint alleges that the defendants made false and misleading statements, including failing to Read More →

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500 Amgen employees to be re-assigned, relocated or laid off

By   /  Friday, March 24th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on 500 Amgen employees to be re-assigned, relocated or laid off

Nearly 500 Amgen employees in Thousand Oaks have been notified that they will be re-assigned, relocated or laid off as part of a restructuring plan. The biotech giant informed employees on March 22 that they will be reassigned to a new Tampa Bay, Fla. facility and research and development offices in Cambridge, Mass. and South Read More →

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Amgen gets European approval for biosimilar of Humira

By   /  Friday, March 24th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Amgen gets European approval for biosimilar of Humira

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen has announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Amgevita, a drug that treats inflammatory diseases, including moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis. The Amgen biosimilar will compete with AbbVie’s blockbuster drug Humira. “The approval of our first biosimilar by the European Commission is a major milestone not just for Amgen as a company, but for the millions Read More →

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Tri-county hospitals oppose Trump health care bill

By   /  Friday, March 24th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county hospitals oppose Trump health care bill

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