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Thousand Oaks’ Ceres sees stock price spike after patent approved

By   /  Wednesday, August 12th, 2015  /  Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Thousand Oaks’ Ceres sees stock price spike after patent approved

Ceres, a Thousand Oaks based agriculture-biotechnology company, saw shares spike 373 percent Wednesday after the company received a patent for its iCODE multi-gene trait development system. Ceres shares started the day at just 95 cents per share, and soared all the way to $4.80 when the markets opened at 6:30 a.m. PST. Ceres closed the Read More →

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Amgen alum speeds toward OK for chin drug

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen alum speeds toward OK for chin drug

Known as ATX-101, the facial injection for the treatment of double chins has been recommended for approval by an FDA advisory committee.

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Amgen to slash 2,400 jobs, shrink Thousand Oaks HQ

By   /  Tuesday, July 29th, 2014  /  Earnings, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  3 Comments

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen will cut staff at its Conejo Valley headquarters and consolidate into fewer buildings as part of a company-wide restructuring plan that will eliminate between 2,400 and 2,900 jobs and shutter facilities in Colorado and Washington. Amgen said the moves are designed to reduce operating expenses by $700 million by 2016, money that Read More →

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Ceres inks deal to sell plant genetics software

By   /  Tuesday, July 8th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ceres inks deal to sell plant genetics software

Shares of Thousand Oaks-based energy crop firm Ceres were up 8 percent in midday trading on news that the company inked a deal to monetize its genome viewing software through a deal with Bayer CropScience.

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Amgen to cut 70 jobs

By   /  Thursday, June 5th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  2 Comments

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen plans to lay off 70 people, primarily in its information systems department at its headquarters.

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Amgen to cut 252 jobs

By   /  Thursday, March 6th, 2014  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen to cut 252 jobs

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen plans to lay off 252 employees in Thousand Oaks by the end of April, bringing the total jobs cut since 2007 from Ventura County’s largest private-sector employer to about 1,150.

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Amgen teams up with Merck on melanoma treatments

By   /  Thursday, February 6th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Amgen teams up with Merck on melanoma treatments

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and pharmaceutical giant Merck are working together to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of combined treatments for melanoma patients.

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