SPOTLIGHT: Amgen cuts may spark start-ups


Suffering from falling sales of its blockbuster anemia drugs, Amgen recently chopped its workforce as part of a widespread restructuring aimed at slicing out a billion dollars in expenses. But rather than devastating the Ventura County, where Amgen is located, the company's layoffs may actually be a boon for Ventura County. Some observers speculate that the well-educated, affluent Amgen cast-offs have the know-how and desire to start their own tiny biotechs. Report

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