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MemorialCare to Cut 194 Jobs in SC

Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System will be cutting 194 jobs as part of its planned closure of the San Clemente location of its Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, according to a state filing.

He Felt Your Pain

Proove Helps Docs Manage Patients’ Discomfort

Brian Meshkin sought a way to help doctors make better decisions in the specialty of pain management, acting on the desire in 2009 when he created Irvine-based Proove Biosciences Inc.

Two OC Components Makers Join Forces

San Clemente-based rubber products maker IRP Group Holdings recently agreed to combine with Garden Grove-based ProPlas Technologies on undisclosed terms.

Senate Committee Passes Pack of Device Reform Bills

Designed to Speed FDA OK for Certain Treatments

A cause dear to the hearts of medical device makers in Orange County and elsewhere—regulatory reform—is moving along in the U.S. Senate.

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Edwards Adds Director

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. appointed Steven Loranger to its board of directors.

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Aliso Viejo Device Maker Gets $3.8M

Aliso Viejo-based Focal Therapeutics Inc. has raised about $3.8 million in venture capital, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Regulators Grant New Edwards Sapien XT Clearance

Can Now Be Used For A Different Procedure

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s Sapien XT replacement transcatheter heart valve gained another approval this month.

Masimo’s New Irvine Space Leads to Musical Chairs

Boot Barn HQ, Printronix Office Also Part of Move

An expansion of Masimo Corp.’s local facilities appears to have set off a chain reaction of corporate relocations in the Irvine Spectrum area involving Boot Barn Holdings Inc. and Printronix Inc.

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Mission Hospital Names New COO

Mission Hospital said today that Tarek Salaway is its new chief operating officer.

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MemorialCare Closing SC Site

Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said today that it will close its Saddleback Memorial Medical Center’s San Clemente campus on May 31.

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Peregrine Drops Trial; Shares Crash

Shares of Tustin-based drug developer Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell sharply today, a day after the company said it would discontinue a third-phase clinical trial.

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Masimo Q4 Profits, Revenues Up

Irvine-based patient monitor maker Masimo Corp. today reported financial results.

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Quality Systems Names New CFO

Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. appointed James Arnold Jr. to the post of chief financial officer, effective March 1.

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CHOC Joins Cancer Initiative

Children’s Hospital of Orange County has joined the Cancer Moonshot 2020 initiative designed to speed development of cancer cures through immunotherapy.