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Irvine-based drug maker Allergan Inc. filed papers with state officials saying it will lay off 40 workers in Carlsbad, effective Nov. 28, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice filed with the state Employment Development Department.
Four University of California-Irvine materials science and engineering researchers will receive $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation for work that could be used to develop lung disease treatments.
Fountain Valley-based startup MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc. has agreed to sell its custom development division to BBK Holdings in Massachusetts.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian said it’s invested an undisclosed amount of money in the Newport Bay Surgery Center in Newport Beach.
Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., which is based in Irvine, said today that it bought eight properties in three states for $59.1 million.
Irvine-based Alphaeon Corp. has bought the worldwide licensing rights to TouchMD, a line of software for doctors, for $22 million.
Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. said today that it will buy nine skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, a home health agency, and a private home-care business in the San Diego area from El Cajon-based Shea Family Care.
REAL ESTATE: 4-story office planned next to Mission Hospital
A four-story medical office development is being planned for a spot across the street from Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo in the latest big real estate deal involving property next to the St. Joseph Health-run facility.
Would-be raiders Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Bill Ackman appear to be running out of room for their argument that Allergan CEO David Pyott and his fellow board members overlook shareholders as they fight the hostile bid for the Irvine-based drug maker.
HEALTHCARE: Joins insurer with 7 hospitals, health systems
Orange County’s hospital market is continuing its move toward networks and partnering in the age of healthcare reform.
Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said its MemorialCare Medical Foundation is now the sole owner of eight imaging centers in Orange County and Long Beach (see related story on page 4).
Did you know that one in four women and one in fourteen men will experience physical domestic violence in their lifetime according to the Institute of Medicine?
Eye-Device Exec Leads Aerie Financing Move
Longtime Orange County eye device executive Vicente Anido Jr.’s marching on with a new company.
Irvine-based Allergan Inc. said today that it expects to report a third-quarter profit more than 20% higher than previously expected.
Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management are planning to hike their hostile bid to buy Irvine-based Allergan Inc. by $15 a share, according to a Wall Street Journal report today.