HEALTHCARE

Acupuncture Franchise Signs OC Developer

Golden State Management Corp. in Lake Forest plans 25 to 30 locations of Modern Acupuncture in OC over the next three years, part of a commitment of 65 sites that includes San Diego County and the Inland Empire.

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Axonics Gets $20.5M Series C

Irvine-based device maker Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc. completed a $20.5 million second closing of its series C, bringing the total amount of capital raised for the round to $35 million.

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Konica Will Buy Ambry for $800M+

Konica Minolta has signed a definitive agreement to buy Aliso Viejo-based genetic testing company Ambry Genetics Corp., the companies said.

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Report: Ambry Price $890M

Ambry Genetics Corp. in Aliso Viejo will sell to Tokyo-based Konica Minolta Inc. for about $890 million, a report in Nikkei Asian Review said Sunday.

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Ingram Named CEO of Sarepta

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., named Douglas Ingram its president and chief executive officer.

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CHOC Hires Texas-Sized CIO

Children’s Hospital Orange County in Orange appointed John Henderson vice president and chief information officer.

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Lindora Names CEO

Costa Mesa-based Lindora Medical Clinics Inc. named William Righeimer chief executive.

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Chao Family Gives UCI $5M

UC Irvine Health’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center said two new leukemia endowed research chairs would be named through a $5 million gift from the Chao family.

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Vanguard Enhances Nursing Ed

Vanguard University in Costa Mesa plans several additions to its nursing programs.

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MemorialCare Expands Pediatric Care

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, one of MemorialCare Health System’s five hospitals, said it will work with UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, part of UCLA Health, on pediatric care.

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ClearFlow Gets FDA OK

Anaheim-based medical device maker ClearFlow Inc. secured Food and Drug Administration approval for the FlowGlide Active Clearance Technology System, a device that clears chest tubes to prevent or reduce retention of blood and fluids.

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HCP in $26M Building Buy

An affiliate of Irvine-based HCP Inc. bought the two-building Scripps Wateridge Corporate Center office campus in Sorrento Mesa, a neighborhood in northwestern San Diego County, for $26.1 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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UCI Eye Institute Founder Dies

Dr. Roger Steinert, chair of the University of California-Irvine school of medicine’s department of ophthalmology and founding director of its Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, died on June 6 at his home in Colorado after a battle with brain cancer.

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Allergan To Buy Implant Maker

Allergan PLC will buy Stuart-Fla.-based Keller Medical Inc. in Stuart, Fla., which makes a breast implant insertion device that reduces surgeon and patient contact during surgeries.

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Genetic Tests Maker Cuts Jobs

Ambry Genetics Corp. plans to cut 99 jobs at its facility in Irvine next month, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification it filed with the state Employment Development Department.

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