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Our View: Life science industry merits state support

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Editorials, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Our View: Life science industry merits state support

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Gyms juggle indoor, outdoor operations as region reopens

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, middle, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Gyms juggle indoor, outdoor operations as region reopens

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Amgen to buy cancer treatment biotech firm for $1.9B

By   /  Thursday, March 4th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, middle, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen to buy cancer treatment biotech firm for $1.9B

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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Direct Relief launches new health equity fund with Scott’s $50M gift

By   /  Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, left, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief launches new health equity fund with Scott’s $50M gift

MacKenzie Scott’s donation to Direct Relief equaled the largest in the organization’s history, at $50 million, and will go toward the Fund for Health Equity, a new project Direct Relief unveiled March 2. Scott announced in December that she was giving nearly $4.2 billion to 384 different charitable organizations in the United States. Direct Relief, Read More →

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Opinion: Parkinson’s diagnosis holds lessons for coping with COVID-19

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Parkinson’s diagnosis holds lessons for coping with COVID-19

By Paul D. Witman I was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive, slow-moving disease that has no known cure. My father passed away 10 years ago from the same disease, so this diagnosis generated some deep thinking about how I would respond to it. Modern science has identified treatments for many of the symptoms, 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, Earnings, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on MannKind stock dips on report of 2020 losses, but company touts fourth quarter comeback

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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Inogen announces net loss, predicts better 2021

By   /  Thursday, February 25th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Inogen announces net loss, predicts better 2021

Goleta-based Inogen reported declines in both revenue and net income due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Feb. 24, when the maker of portable oxygen concentrators released its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2020. Total revenue for the fourth quarter was $74 million, a decline of 6.3% from the same quarter Read More →