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 →
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 →
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 →
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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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 →
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 →