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HEALTHCARE

Recent and archived news stories on: Biotechnology, Doctors, Drugs, Health Insurance, HMO's/PPO's, Hospitals, Medical Devices, Nursing...

Allergan Growth Outlook ‘Noteworthy Exception’

Among Best Large-Cap Growth Prospects

Irvine-based Allergan Inc. is offering “a precious commodity” for pharmaceutical investors—growth, according to one analyst.

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Device Maker Presbia Files for IPO

Irvine-based eye device maker Presbia PLC on Thursday filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer $90 million in common stock.

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Device Maker Presbia Files for IPO

Irvine-based eye device maker Presbia PLC today filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer $90 million in common stock.

AtheroNova Offering $15M in Stock, Plans Exchange Move

Irvine-based AtheroNova Inc. has filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell $15 million worth of common stock and move its listing to the New York Stock Exchange.

Hoag Adds Services in 50,000-SF Expansion in HB

HEALTHCARE: Addition to existing center to open in April

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is doubling its presence in Huntington Beach, where it plans to provide “integrated care” through a mix of services.

St. Joe’s Cuts Reflect New Dynamics for OC Hospitals

HEALTHCARE: Some service shifts to CHOC, Hoag Irvine

Recent layoffs at one of Orange County’s bigger hospitals appear to be a reaction to a number of changes in the local hospital landscape.

Gores Group Backs Device Maker’s Buy

HEALTHCARE: San Clemente company buys in Slovenia

A San Clemente-based medical laser maker has reached into Eastern Europe with help from a private equity firm in Los Angeles.

Irvine Medical Device Maker Seeks IPO

Lombard Medical Inc., a British medical device maker with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an $80 million initial public offering on the Nasdaq exchange.

British Heart Team Uses Edwards Valve in Implants

Doctor Said Device Could Extend, Improve Lives

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. recently hit another milestone with one of its less-invasive heart valves.

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Device Maker Plans $80M U.S. IPO

Lombard Medical Inc., a British medical device maker with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an $80 million initial public offering on the Nasdaq exchange.

Thumbs Up, ‘Hands Down’ for New Merage School Dean

Eric Spangenberg must be feeling plenty flattered over the recruiting job done by UCI to land him as dean for its Paul Merage School of Business.

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Banc of California in Irvine acquired RenovationReady in Greenwood Village, Colo. on undisclosed terms. RenovationReady provides home-renovation lending services. Its president and co-founder, Jim Fraser, will join the bank as senior vice president and director of construction and renovation lending.

Medical Device Tax Repeal Bid Emerges in New Form

Latest in String of Efforts To Kill 2.3% Revenue Tax

A longtime effort to repeal a federal tax on medical device makers’ revenue is bubbling up again.

Volume Here Bucks Nat’l Trend for 3% Jump on 310 Deals

Number of Deals Down 11% in U.S.; Total Value Up

The pace of merger-and-acquisition activity by Orange County businesses rose by about 3% in 2013, capping the year at 310 deals.

San Clemente Company in Slovenia Deal With Gores Group

Technology4Medicine LLC in San Clemente and Los Angeles-based private equity firm Gores Group have acquired Fotona d.d, a medical laser maker in Ljubljana, Slovenia.