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

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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>>.

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.

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.

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.

Dyve Biosciences Names Chief Scientific Officer

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Thousand Oaks-based Dyve Biosciences , a biotech company developing drug delivery technology, has named Chuck Harbert, Ph.D. as its Chief Scientific Officer. Harbert was previously at Pfizer, and had served as Vice President, US Exploratory Development and Strategic Planning for Pfizer, among other positions.

Amgen Expands Oncology Efforts In China With BeiGene

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen announced Thursday that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with BeiGene the expand its oncology research efforts in China. According to Amgen, it paid $2.8 billion in cash to acquire a 20.5 percent stake in BeiGene. Amgen said the move will "significantly accelerate" its plans to expand its oncology efforts in China. BeiGene has approximately 900 people in its commercial organization and 600 people in clinical development, according to Amgen.

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 Takes Stake In Chinese Oncology Company

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said on Thursday afternoon that it has taken a 20.5 percent stake in BeiGene , a research-based, oncology-focused biotechnology company in China. According to Amgen, it paid approximately $2.7 billion in cash for the stake in BeiGene, which it says it will use to expand its oncology presence in China. BeiGene has a 700-person commercial organization and 600-person clinical development organization, according to Amgen.

Teledyne Buys MEMS Foundry Micralyne

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies announced this morning that it has acquired Canadian MEMs foundry Micralyne. Financial terms of the acquisition were not annoucned. Micralyne was based in Edmonton, Alberta, and is a foundry that produces Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices, including microfluidic technoogy for biotech applications. Teledyne said that Micralyne also has capabilities in non-silicon-based MEMS (e.g.

Teledyne Gets $178M In Special Operations Contract

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies reported this morning that it has scored a $178M contract, to product underwater combat submersibles for the Special Forces. According to Teledyne, the contract win came for Teledyne Brown Engineering, its subsidiary in Huntsville, Alabama, from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

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.

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.

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 Buys OakGate Technology

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies , which owns a diverse set of businesses across the instrumentation, digital imaging, aerospace and defense electronics areas, said today that one of its subsidiaries, Teledyne LeCroy , has acquired Loom is, California-based OakGate Technology.

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 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 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.

Amgen Completes $13.4 Billion Acquisition Of Otezla

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Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen said Thursday that it has successfully completed its acquisition of the worldwide rights to Otezla , from Celgene Corporation , in a deal that was worth $13.4 billion. Otezla is an oral, non-biologic treatment for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Amgen acquired Otezla as part of the merger of Celgene with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Amgen said that the deal will ultimately be worth approximately $11.2

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 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.

CLU Launches Cybersecurity Program

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California Lutheran University (CLU), in Thousand Oaks, says it has launched a new graduate program to help fill roles in the growing cybersecurity industry, providing a Masters of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). CLU--which announced the new program on Friday--said the program is aimed at helping filling the growing demand for filling cybersecurity teams.

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>>.

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.

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>>.

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.

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.

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 CFO To Retire

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Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen said today that its CFO, David W. Meline, is planning to retire, serving as CFO through the end of 2019, but will remain at the company through the second quarter of 2020. Meline--who has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Amgen since 2014--will be replaced by Peter H. Griffith.