Atara Biotherapeutics Leases New Space In Thousand Oaks

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Thousand Oaks-based Atara Biotherapeutics , which is developing treatments for patients with cancer, autoimmune and infectious disease, has leased a 90,000 square foot building in the Conejo Spectrum, according to developer SARES-REGIS Group. atara biotherapeutics biopharmaceuticals expansion growth thousand oaks ventura county

Uber Used In Drug Deal In Thousand Oaks

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The Ventura County Sheriff''s department reported this morning that it arrested two suspects in Thousand Oaks, who were using Uber to help conduct deals. According to the Sheriff''s Department, Cody Jens (24) of Agoura Hills, and Luke Karasiuk (22) of Thousand Oaks were arrested after local police made a vehicle code enforcement stop on an Uber driver on Wednesday morning. uber drug deal thousand oaks ventura county crime criminal mobile

Amgen Chops Staff In Thousand Oaks

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said Wednesday afternoon that it is cutting 380 jobs from the firm, as part of a corporate restructuring. The firm said it is cutting 226 people in its Thousand Oaks headquarters. amgen thousand oaks jobs employment employer layoffThe firm said most of the positions are in its research and development division, and that it is notifying its employees today. READ MORE>>.

Thousand Oaks Biopharmaceuticals Gets $45M In Series A For Biotech Manufacturing

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Thousand Oaks- and Shanghai-based Thousand Oaks Biopharmaceuticals , a new contract manufacturing organization fort he biotech industry, said it has received $45M in a Series A financing round. The funding came from New Alliance Capital, plus ADDOR Capital, Tenyall & Sumin, Broadhi Capital, QianRong, Ji Lin Ao Dong, and Bluebay Capital.

Report: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Among Top Spots For CEOs

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The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura metro area has made a list of the top areas where CEOs live , published in this week''s Wall Street Journal. executives ceos jobs employment ventura oxnard oaks thousand The report--ranking the percentage of residents identified as CEOs--said 1.21% of residents in the metro workforce were CEOs.

HARDATA Sets Up Shop In Thousand Oaks

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HARDATA , a developer of workflow management software for the broadcast and entertainment industry, has set up shop in Thousand Oaks, and hired a new President and CEO. The Argentina-based software developer said it has named Philip B. Cox as President and CEO, and opened up its world headquarters in the United States. Cox has previously served at such firms as CalAmp, Signal Technology COrp. M/A/Com, Inc., and 360 Systems.

Servoy Releases Update

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Thousand Oaks-based Servoy , a developer of software for creating web-based applications, said Friday that the firm has upgraded its products. Tags: servoy thousand oaks software saas The firm said its product allows companies to build software applications that run both through a browser and through native desktop applications. The firm said the latest update, version 4.1, includes over 350 enhancements and fixes.

Startup Demo Competition

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805 Startups is partnering with the City of Thousand Oaks to hold a startup demo competition at their beautiful Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -- Startup Demo Competition. The selected startups will present in front of an audience of 400 people from across Southern California and to a panel of judges made up of ACTIVE startup investors (angels and VCs). See [link] (more

Amgen Cuts 300 In San Francisco

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Thousand Oaks-based biotech Amgen is cutting 300 jobs in San Francisco, as part of a shutdown of the South San Francisco operations of subsidiary Onyx Pharmaceuticals , according to a memo leaked from the company on Tuesday. Amgen plans to transfer workers in San Francisco back to its Thousand Oaks headquarters.

Amgen Seeks To Acquire Nuevolution For $167M

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Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen has made a $167M offer for Danish company Nuevolution , saying early this morning that it made a cash offer of SEK 32.50 per share for publicly listed Nuevolution, a developer of small molecule drugs. Nuevolution is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and develops small molecule drugs focused on treatment of targets within inflammation, oncology and immuno-oncology.

Atara Biotherapeutics CEO Steps Down

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Atara Biotherapeutics , the biopharmaceuticals firm which has its manufacturing and research efforts based in Thousand Oaks, said on Thursday that its current President and CEO, Isaac Ciechanover, M.D., The company is based in South San Francisco, but was founded in Thousand Oaks and has a large facility in the city.

Amgen In Precision Medicine Deal With Syapse

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Thousand Oaks-based biotechnology giant Amgen has entered into a new collaboration effort, with precision medicine developer Syapse. According to the two companies, they will develop observational research analytics to assess treatment outcomes for areas of unmet need in oncology.

Teledyne Wins $20M F-35 Contract

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Teledyne Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES), a business unit of Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne , reports this morning that it has won a $20M contract related to its support of the F-35 aircraft program. According to Teledyne, the contract--which runs for fiscal years 2019 through 2021--is with Harris Corporation.Teledyne AES said the award is to develop and deliver fiber optic quad transceiver products for the military aircraft.

Teledyne Buys Unit Of 3M In $230M Deal

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies has acquired the gas and flame detection business of 3M , in a deal worth $230M in cash, the company announced early this morning. According to Teledyne, the deal includes the Oldham, Simtronics, Gas Measurement Instruments (GMI), Detcon and select Scott Safety products, which had been part of the gas and flame detection business of 3M.

Amgen To Cut Nearly 3,000

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Thousand Oaks-based biotechnology giant Amgen said Tuesday that it plans to cut 2,400 to 2,900 staff, including at its headquarters location, and will also close facilities in both Washington and Colorado. As part of the move, Amgen said it will also consolidate staff into less buildings in the Thousand Oaks area. Amgen did not say how many of its staff in Thousand Oaks would be cut.

California Lutheran University Names Executive- and Entrepreneur-In-Residence

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Thousand Oaks-based California Lutheran University and its School of Management said on Monday that it has named both an Executive-In-Residence and Entrepreneur-In-Residence to the school. The school said Primo Custodio, most recently VP for Human Resources at NBC Universal, will become Executive-in-Residence for the business school, and Jim Cathcart, a motivational speaker and author, becomes Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Teledyne Enters Consumables Market For Extreme UV Lithography

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said it is entering the market for consumables for the extreme, ultraviolet lithography (EUV) semiconductor market. According to Teledyne, its subsidiary, Teledyne DALSA, is partnering with ASML Holding N.V. to produce pellicle membranes for use in Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography-based semiconductor fabrication.

Southern California's Woolsey Fire, As Seen From Space

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179 structures were tallied as destroyed as of 10:00pm on Sunday evening, and hundreds of thousands of residents evacuated at one time, with continuing evacuations and displacements of entire cities and communities.

Startups: The Year That Was and The Year That's Ahead

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Lundring Events Center, California Lutheran University, 130 Overton Court (inside Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center), Thousand Oaks. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -- Startups: The Year That Was and The Year That's Ahead. Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship. Speaker: Ben Kuo, editor and founder, socalTECH.com We are excited to invite back Benjamin Kuo, editor and founder of socalTECH.com, for another year in review.

Teledyne Buys Photon Machines

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said last week that it has acquired Photon Machines , a developer of laser-based, laboratory instrumentation. Its corporate headquarters and research labs are in Thousand Oaks. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Teledyne said the acquisition was made through its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments. Photon Machines was based in Bozeman, Montana.

Teledyne Completes CARIS Buy

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said this morning that it has completed the acquisition of Canadian software company CARIS. CARIS develops geospatial software for seafloor mapping and sonar processing. Financial details of the previously announced deal were not disclosed. CARIS was based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, and had been founded in 1979. READ MORE>>. teledyne caris merger acquisition software sonar geospatial mapping

Teledyne Buys Falcon Analytical Systems

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies has acquired Falcon Analytics Systems & Technologies , a West Virginia-based developer of compact, rugged gas chromatographs (GC) for industrial process control, industrial laboratory and transportable GC applications, the company said this morning.

Teledyne Completes Scientific Systems Acquisition

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said on Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of the assets of Pennsylvania-based Scientific Systems Inc. SSI is a manufacturer of precision components and specialized subassemblies used in analytical and diagnostic instrumentation, such as High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) systems. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Teledyne Buys Scientific Systems

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies announced on Thursday that it has acquired Scientific Systems, Inc. , a manufacturer of precision components and specialized subassemblies for the High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and specialized medical devices market. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Teledyne said it made the acquisition through its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments, Inc. Scientific Systems was founded in 1967. READ MORE>>.

Amgen Leads Investment In SiteOne Therapeutics

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen is the lead investor in a round for San Francisco- and Bozeman, Montana-based SiteOne Therapeutics , SiteOne said on Friday. SiteOne said it raised $15M in a Series B funding round, which was led b Amgen, and also included Next Frontier Capital and insiders. SiteOne is developing no-opioid analgesics, aimed at treating chronic pain without causing addiction. READ MORE>>.

Ceres Delays IPO

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Thousand Oaks-based Ceres has delayed its IPO, after lowering its IPO pricing estimates this week. According to industry reports , Ceres is delaying the offering until next week. Ceres had initially planned to price its IPO on Thursday. READ MORE>>.

Amgen Gets FDA Approval On Kidney Disease Treatment

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said late Tuesday that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on a treatment for kidney disease. Amgen said the FDA approved Parsabiv (etelcalcetide) for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis. According to the company, its new treatment is the first approved for the condition in 12 years. READ MORE>>.

Amgen Prevails In Cholesterol Drug Battle With Sanofi

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen has scored a win in court, after a jury upheld two patents held by the company for its drug Repatha, which is used to treat ultra-high LDL cholesterol. Amgen had been sued by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals over patent infringement. Sanofi and Regeneron make their own, cholesterol-lowering drug, called Praluent. Amgen, Sanofi, and Regeneron have been battling each other over their respective cholesterol drugs since 2014.

Ceres Acquired For $17.2M

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Thousand Oaks-based agricultural biotech developer Ceres is being acquired by Minnesota-based agriculture firm Land O'Lakes , in a deal worth approximately $17.2M, the companies said on Friday. The two said that Land O'Lakes will pay $0.40 per share, in cash, for Ceres. Ceres will become part of Land O'Lakes Forage Genetics International (FGI) subsidiary. Ceres said the acquisition came after evaluating strategic options, and was unanimously backed by its board of directors.

Move Acquired By News Corp.

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Move has operations in the Thousand Oaks, California area, although it is now based in San Jose. The company was started in Thousand Oaks in 1993, and now has 913 employees. Move, Inc. , the operator of the Realtor.com, Move.com, and other related real estate businesses, is being acquired by News Corp. , in a deal worth approximately $950M, the two companies said this morning.

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Teledyne Buys Bowtech For Underwater Cameras

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne said Monday that it has acquired Bowtech Products Limited , an Aberdeen, Scotland maker of underwater vision systems. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Bowtech''s cameras are used in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and other harsh underwater systems, and was founded in 1989. Teledyne said the buy helps fill a product gap in its marine technology portfolio. READ MORE>>.

Amgen Names Former Walmart CFO As New Board Member

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen announced last week that it has appointed Charles M. Holley Jr. to its board of directors. Holly said the appointment brings its board size to 15 directors, 14 of whom are independent. Holley is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Wal-Mart Stores, where he had been since 1994. READ MORE>>. amgen walmart board member charles holley executive

Amgen Backs Bay Area Life Science Incubator

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Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen has put its backing behind a new, life sciences incubator, called QB3@953. A similar effort, the Ventura BioCenter , operates just around the corner from Amgen in the Thousand Oaks area. According to Amgen, it will provide a five year, platinum sponsorship of the San Francisco life sciences incubator, to accelerate the development of new therapies to improve human health. Financial details of the sponsorship were not detailed.

Akriveia Therapeutics Raises $7.5M

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Thousand Oaks-based Akriveia Therapeutics , a biotechnology startup focused on immuno-oncology, announced this morning that it has raised $7.5M in a Series A investment. The investment came from F-Prime Capital Partners. Akriveia Therapeutics said it is developing immunotherapeutic products that are specifically activated in the microenvironment of the tumor. As part of the funding, F-Prime's Thomas Beck and Ben Auspitz have joined the company's board.

Amgen Ventures Backs Akili In $55M Funding

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Amgen Ventures , the venture capital arm of Thousand Oaks-based Amgen , is one of the investors in a Boston biotech company, Akili Interactive. Akili said Tuesday that it has raised $55M in a Series C funding, which was led by Temasek, and also included Baillie Gifford, Amgen Ventures, M Ventures (the CVC fund of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany), JAZZ Venture Partners, Canepa Advanced Healthcare Fund, and Brooklands Capital Strategies.