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Strong Social Connections Needed for Biotech to Grow in Los Angeles
Date:9/16/2009

chool in the vicinity and its mission is less entrepreneurial.
  • Los Angeles could take advantage of the biotechnology start-ups that are developing along the Hwy 101 corridor to the north. Amgen, the most successful company in the region with about 8,000 employees, is located in Thousand Oaks. However, Casper found the turnover rate at Amgen is half the industry norm. As a result, the occasional start-up has a hard time attracting talent.
  • Casper's research was funded by an $84,000 grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.

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