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Moderna exec tells of company’s pursuit of COVID vaccine

By   /  Thursday, February 18th, 2021  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, middle, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Moderna exec tells of company’s pursuit of COVID vaccine

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, Earnings, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Arcutis shares flat on earnings report

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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Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

For months, many farmworkers in the tri-county region and the rest of California, especially indigenous workers who speak neither Spanish nor English, were not properly informed of the dangers of COVID-19, leading to outbreaks and poor working conditions. Despite being labeled essential workers by the state, farmworkers often felt ignored, according to a recent study Read More →

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Conejo Valley braces for Amgen layoffs

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, left, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Conejo Valley braces for Amgen layoffs

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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Chamber releases new plan for reopening, recovery

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Chamber releases new plan for reopening, recovery

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Opinion: A guide to state programs to stop the spread of COVID in the workplace

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: A guide to state programs to stop the spread of COVID in the workplace

By Kim L. Hunter It’s difficult to try to understand how much the world has changed in just one short year. What started off as sheltering in place, attempting to master the art of baking sourdough bread from scratch, soon turned into unprecedented loss in every sense of the word. From loss of life to Read More →

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UCLA opens cancer clinic in Santa Barbara

By   /  Thursday, February 11th, 2021  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on UCLA opens cancer clinic in Santa Barbara

UCLA Health has opened a new cancer care clinic near Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. The new clinic, at 309 W. Quinto St., will expand treatment options for residents of Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas, as they will be able to get regular treatment and participate in more than 600 UCLA cancer clinical trials Read More →