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Quantgene Dials in Tests

Startup puts focus on cancer and Covid-19

Santa Monica health tech startup Quantgene Inc. is one of dozens of companies racing to revolutionize cancer detection screening by using only a drop of blood instead of the intrusive biopsies prevalent today.

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FDA Approves Fulgent Virus Tests

Company offering 凯发k8娱乐手机APP下载home-based kits

Temple City-based genetic testing firm Fulgent Genetics Inc. is joining the rush of companies with 凯发k8娱乐手机APP下载home-based Covid-19 tests, announcing the launch of its service after receiving emergency ization approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

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DearHealth Turns to AI to Develop Disease Management Tools

Company is addressing issues with electronic medical records

DearHealth Inc., a Venice-based health-tech disease management firm, is using artificial intelligence algorithms to develop a disease management app that crafts structured care and treatment programs tailored to individual patients.

Key Milestone at BioLabs

Incubator is now 凯发k8娱乐手机APP下载home to 20 companies

The BioLabs LA incubator's 20 member companies have raised a total of $31 million over the past year to fund research and development of their therapies, medical devices and services.

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Wild Ride for Soon-Shiong's Firms

NantKwest, ImmunityBio in the hunt for virus vaccine

Developments have been coming at a rapid clip since late May for the effort by two of Patrick Soon-Shiong’s companies — El Segundo-based NantKwest Inc. and ImmunityBio Inc. — to come up with a vaccine for Covid-19.

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Schools Turn to MiraDx

Company’s Covid-19 tests attract colleges nationwide

MiraDx Inc., a West Los Angeles-based molecular genetics company, is now signing up public and private universities and colleges across the country for its Covid-19 testing service.

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Kite Cancer Drug Passes a Key Test

Company seeks approval to expand use of Yescarta

Santa Monica pharmaceutical concern Kite Pharma has passed a key clinical trial milestone as it seeks to expand the use of one of its breakthrough drugs to treat a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer.

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Prospect Medical Buys Physician Groups

Hospital company boosts network with addition of 10,000 doctors

Palms-based hospital and physician group operator Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. has acquired three medical groups with about 10,000 physicians, nearly doubling the doctor count in its physician association holdings to about 21,000.

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Care Agencies Struggling

Crisis slows flow of new patients

At first glance, the 凯发k8娱乐手机APP下载home health care industry would appear to be one of the winners during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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United Against a Common Foe

LA's hospitals and biotech companies look toward treatment, tests and tools in fight against Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has put L.A.’s health care sector in an unprecedented spotlight.

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Molina Pivots to Fight Virus

Exec shifts his focus to support startups

For the next chapter in his extensive career in health care, Mario Molina had planned to serve as the first dean of a new local medical school.

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Fulgent Quickly Shifts to Testing for Covid-19

Company makes two kits available and works on a third

The Covid-19 pandemic has proven a double-edged sword for Temple City-based genetic testing company Fulgent Genetics Inc.

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Partnerships Improve Telehealth

GoodRX, Get Heal team up to offer new patient services

In another sign of telehealth’s growing momentum in the age of Covid-19, two local companies were part of recent launches for new telehealth services.

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ChromaDex, Byte Expand Overseas

Companies extend their reach to Australia, United Kingdom

Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, two local companies have cut deals in recent weeks to expand their products’ international reach.

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Medical, Dental and Veterinary Practices Should Look to Post-Covid Opportunities

Pent-up demand and new technologies will alter the landscape as the crisis eases, and the time to prepare for that is now.

These are challenging times for everyone, but they are especially so for independent medical, dental and veterinary practices as consumers put off routine checkups and elective procedures.

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