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Amgen buys biotech company, partners with another

By   /  Wednesday, September 16th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen buys biotech company, partners with another

Thousand Oaks-based biopharmaceutical giant Amgen bought a Netherlands-based company and partnered with a Monrovia-based company in an effort to fend off competitors. Amgen announced Sept. 16 that it will buy Dezima, a biotech company focused on developing new treatments for dyslipidemia, a disease where a person has an abnormal amount of lipids in their blood. Read More →

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Amgen licenses cancer drug to NatPharma

By   /  Monday, September 14th, 2015  /  Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen licenses cancer drug to NatPharma

Amgen has licensed an experimental cancer drug to a Chicago biotech company founded and controlled by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. NatPharma LLC is licensing the rights to AMG 337 from Thousand Oaks-based Amgen to develop and sell AMG 337. The drug is an experimental, phase-two cancer treatment. The licensing agreement is the second between Amgen and Read More →

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East Ventura County poised for growth as tech hub

By   /  Friday, September 11th, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on East Ventura County poised for growth as tech hub

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Lawmakers push ‘Make it in America’ bills to increase manufacturing jobs

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Lawmakers push ‘Make it in America’ bills to increase manufacturing jobs

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Dubroff: West Ventura County needs to attract more capital

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Columns, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: West Ventura County needs to attract more capital

The announcement that Richard Rush was going to retire next spring after a decade at the helm of CSU Channel Islands took a number of folks by surprise. And as Business Times writer Tony Biasotti pointed out in his article on the resignation in our Aug. 28 edition, his departure leaves a vision for the Read More →

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Bills to help veterans get jobs should become law

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Bills to help veterans get jobs should become law

As Labor Day nears, California’s legislature is considering bills to help veterans returning home from active duty rejoin the workforce. California is home to a growing population of more than 1.8 million veterans. With overseas operations in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down and more troops headed home, the number of veterans seeking jobs in California Read More →

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Amgen shares drop as Novartis launches cheaper drug

By   /  Thursday, September 3rd, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen shares drop as Novartis launches cheaper drug

Amgen, the giant biotech company based in Thousand Oaks, saw its shares drop 2 percent to $149.23 on Sept. 3 after its rival Novartis launched a drug similar to Amgen’s that costs 15 percent less. Novartis’ Zarxio and Amgen’s Neupogen both help chemotherapy patients battle infections by increasing the production of white blood cells. The Read More →

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