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Aliso Viejo-based medical device maker Sequent Medical Inc. has raised $20 million in venture capital funding.
ECONOMY: Allergan No. 1 again; Western Digital adds $9.6B
Orange County’s largest publicly traded companies combined for a cool $20 billion boost to their market valuations over the past year, thanks to strong gains by Allergan Inc. and Western Digital Corp., the largest representatives of the local healthcare and technology sectors.
CEO: Cash-Pay Lines, Less Bureaucracy Set Allergan Apart
Call Allergan Inc. the biggest publicly traded company in Orange County. Just don’t call it “Big Pharma.”
AVP-825 Drug-Device Combo to Treat Migraines
Aliso Viejo-based Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. wrapped up last month in a busy fashion.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has entered into a voluntary agreement with state Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office to extend its obligation to provide women’s health services.
EDUCATION: Drug maker gives Chapman program $500K
Chapman University’s new School of Pharmacy is offering a five-year, fast-track path to a doctor of pharmacy degree with the help of a $500,000 grant from the Allergan Foundation, the charitable arm of Irvine-based drug maker Allergan Inc.
Irvine-based Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc. completed a $32.5 million first round of financing.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Arlington, Va., awarded Boeing Co.’s operations in Huntington Beach a $30.7 million contract to support development of a system to use aircraft for satellite launches at a cost savings compared to rocket-fueled launches.
Acthar Maker Says Shorts Have Caused Volatility
Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc., one of Orange County’s more volatile public companies, recently released a lengthy federal filing addressing what it characterized as a “bear raid” by short sellers.
Sonendo Inc., a Laguna Hills-based dental device company, closed a $10 million venture debt financing with Alexandria, Va.-based Oxford Finance LLC.
Irvine-based Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc. said today it completed a $32.5 million first round of financing.
HEALTHCARE: Sees benefit in Illinois company’s size
An Irvine design and engineering firm that develops products for medical device and biotech companies has been sold to a larger competitor.
HEALTHCARE: Lombard’s US operations in Irvine
A British medical device maker that has its U.S. headquarters in Irvine is seeking its fortune in the U.S.
Irvine-based Motorcycle Industry Council hired Erik Pritchard as its general counsel. The appointment was effective immediately and fills a spot left open by the departure of Paul Vitrano, who recently joined snowmobile and ATV maker Polaris Industries as vice president for global government relations.