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Edwards in Line for $1B Settlement From Medtronic

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. will receive more than $1 billion from rival Medtronic Inc. to settle a patent lawsuit.

By Vita Reed May 20, 2014 10:56 a.m.   Share
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Quality Systems Misses on Profit, Beats on Revenues

Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. today posted mixed financial results for the three months ended June 30.

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Job Cuts at Allergan HQ Could be Offset

Allergan Inc. said it will close three of its facilities around the U.S. and lay off about 1,500 employees over the next several months as part of a restructuring plan.

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Allergan to Cut 1,500 Jobs

Allergan Inc. said it will cut about 1,500 jobs over the remainder of this year as part of a restructuring plan to save about $475 million next year.

Ackman Must Beat Clock to Best Pyott

HEALTHCARE: Allergan defenses run deep; CEO not targeted in board ouster

Time, it seems, is on Allergan Inc.’s side. That much started to come clear last week when activist investor Bill Ackman set off a ticking clock in the background of his hostile takeover bid for the Irvine-based drug maker.

Ketchum Univ. Names Health Dean

Fullerton-based Marshall B. Ketchum University named Judy Ortiz the first dean of its College of Health Sciences and director of its new School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Healthcare Project Construction Manager Bought By JLL

Chicago-based commercial real estate brokerage JLL acquired Cleo Construction Management in San Clemente for an undisclosed amount. Cleo specializes in construction and management of healthcare projects.

Print Service Provider in Deal for Security Specialist

Auxilio Pays $2.7M for San Clemente Company

Mission Viejo-based Auxilio Inc., a managed print services company serving the healthcare industry, said it is acquiring information security manager Delphiis in San Clemente this month in a $2.7 million cash and stock deal.

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Ensign Group Gets Four L.A. Facilities

Mission Viejo-based nursing home operator Ensign Group Inc. has agreed to acquire four care facilities in Los Angeles County from Keiro Senior HealthCare on undisclosed terms.

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Beckman Coulter Acquires Siemens Unit

Brea-based laboratory instruments maker Beckman Coulter Inc. has agreed to acquire the microbiology unit of German conglomerate Siemens AG.

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UCI Squid Research Could Help on Medical Devices

University of California-Irvine materials science researchers have found a protein in squid skin that could be useful in developing medical devices.

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Allergan Dismisses Ackman’s Move

Allergan Inc. rebuffed Bill Ackman’s latest attempt to push the Irvine-based drug maker to reconsider the value of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s takeover bid.

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NB Surgery Center Operator Gets $14M

Newport Beach-based surgery center operator Starpoint Health Inc. has received $14 million in a credit facility for recapitalization from Monroe Capital LLC in Chicago.

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FV Hospital Gets New COO, Local Hospitals on ‘Best’ List

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center has appointed Edward Littlejohn its new chief operating officer.

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3 New Execs for Santa Ana Healthcare Firm

Santa Ana-based managed-care provider Health Essentials LLC has tapped several new executives as it plans to participate in Cal MediConnect, a new initiative that aims to promote healthcare services to seniors and patients with disabilities.

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JLL Buys San Clemente Construction Manager

Chicago-based commercial real estate brokerage JLL, has acquired Cleo Construction Management in San Clemente for an undisclosed amount.