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What the Coming Vaccine Could Mean for LA Biotech
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"All of us are in for a long haul."

As the country prepares for hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccinations, Newport Beach's OnSite Waste Technologies is quietly preparing a plan to help hospitals, clinics and nursing homes dispose of all that biomedical waste more quickly and cheaply than it has been done before. Reporting fellow Francesca Billington looks at how.

China recalls 30K Teslas over suspension issue.

Quibi reportedly turns down unsolicited offer from China-based video platform iQIYI.

Watch drivers test out Tesla's "full self-driving" mode.

Stitcher redesigns its app for a cleaner look.

Facebook could reportedly face antitrust charges as soon as November.

The dot.LA Summit is coming next week, featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers list, register here and vote for who should pitch in our startup showcase!

Freeing Hospitals from a Deluge of Hazardous Waste

It can take 30 days for clinics and nursing care facilities to dispose of needles and other hazardous waste. This L.A. area company lets you do it on-site. In three hours. That could come in handy as vaccine distribution ramps up. Read more >>

Helping Companies Test to Get Employees Back Safely

L.A.-based biotech company DxTerity is one of a growing number of companies offering employee screening for COVID-19. This week, it got FDA approval for its at-home tests. Read more >>

Uber and Lyft Hit Pre-Election Roadblocks

Ride-hailing and delivery giants have already poured over $180 million in the campaign to keep their drivers from needing to be reclassified as employees. Experts say if it fails, their labor costs could jump 20% to 30%. Read more >>

How Robotics Will Change Restaurants

Wavemaker CEO Buck Jordan discusses dramatic changes coming to the food industry, and why the firm is so focused on the application of robotics to this industry in particular. Hear this week's L.A. Venture podcast >>

Round 2: Who Do You Want to See in Our Pitch Showcase Competition?

We've narrowed the field down from more than 100 SoCal startups to just nine. Now, we want your thoughts on the most promising and innovative startups to participate in our Startup Pitch Showcase Finale on Wednesday, October 28. Watch the videos, choose your favorite >>

Register for the dot.LA Summit!

The inaugural dot.LA Summit on October 27th and 28th will feature a selection of disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups, keynote speakers and panelists. Hear from founder CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and healthcare. See the growing speaker list and register here!

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