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Pyott Slated to Return to Spotlight at Eye Conference

Will Be Interviewed By Another Company Veteran

David Pyott, retired chief executive and chairman of Allergan Inc., now Allergan PLC, will be the headliner next month at the annual Ophthalmology Technology Summit put on by OCTANe, an Aliso Viejo-based booster group for life sciences and other forms of technology.

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Mission Hospital Names CAO

Mission Hospital today named Michael Beck chief administrative officer, a new position, for its Laguna Beach campus.

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Allergan Realigns Businesses

Allergan PLC has reorganized its business segments as it prepares to divest its generic drug unit.

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HCP Spinning Off Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living

Irvine-based HCP Inc. will spin off its HCR ManorCare skilled nursing and assisted living businesses into a separate, publicly traded real estate investment trust.

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Argyros Family Gives $7M for Hoag Nursing Program

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today received a $7 million gift from Orange County philanthropists George and Julia Argyros to support its nursing program.

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Masimo Beats Q1 Estimates

Irvine-based patient monitor maker Masimo Corp. today reported first-quarter results that outpaced Wall Street forecasts.

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Glaukos Guides Higher, Shares Up

Shares of Laguna Hills-based Glaukos Corp. rose today on first-quarter results that beat expectations.

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UCI Lab Gets Federal Designation

University of California-Irvine’s high-containment, biosafety level 3, training laboratory has been selected as the third facility in the country designated by the National Institutes of Health’s National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program to provide continuing education to professionals in a simulated setting.

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Quality Systems Cutting Jobs, Restructuring

Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. will cut 150 jobs, or about 6% of its U.S. workforce, as part of an operational realignment.

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Edwards Beats Estimates

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. today reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and revenue.

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Allergan Makes $85M Buy

Allergan Plc bought Topokine Therapeutics for $85 million and certain milestone payments.

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Checks Mailed in St. Joe Settlement

Plaintiffs in a recently settled class-action data breach lawsuit against Irvine-based St. Joseph Health have started to receive their payouts.

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Allergan Still on Hunt for Deals

Allergan PLC Chief Executive Brent Saunders said today that the drug maker will continue to seek “growth pharma” deals—including possible acquisitions that would complement its Irvine hub for Botox, ophthalmology and medical aesthetics—after the termination of its $160 billion mega-deal with Pfizer Inc.

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Edwards Surges on Valve Trial

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s shares shot up today after it reported positive results on a pair of less-invasive replacement heart valve clinical trials.

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Alliant Buys Agency in Spokane

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services has acquired Andre-Romberg Insurance Agency in Spokane, Wash.