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Irvine-based Alphaeon Corp. said today that it named former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Christopher Cox and Silicon Valley executive Dennis Wolf to its board of directors.
Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. said today it bought one skilled nursing facility in Washington and a subsidiary bought two skilled nursing facilities in Utah, on undisclosed terms.
University of California-Irvine said it will get up to $5 million over five years from the federal National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases to further develop a bloodstream infection-detection system that speeds diagnosis times and improves accuracy.
Matthew Maletta, a former associate general counsel with Irvine-based Allergan Inc., was named chief legal officer of Endo International plc.
Irvine-based startup Lombard Medical Inc. said today it received a $26 million loan facility from a financier.
Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. reported a profit of $123.4 million, more than double the total for the same period a year ago.
San Clemente-based medical device maker ReShape Medical Inc. has received a $12 million loan from a pair of financiers.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Irvine-based AcuFocus Inc.’s Kamra corneal inlay for treating presbyopia.
Product For Patients With High, Extreme Risks
Medtronic CoreValve, a less-invasive heart valve that has Orange County roots, recently received the green light from the Food and Drug Administration for use in what’s known as “valve-in-valve” procedures for treating people whose surgical aortic valves have failed.
Irvine-based healthcare software maker Quality Systems Inc. continued its diversification effort with the recent acquisition of a “big data” specialist.
The healthcare enterprise of the University of California-Irvine said today that it opened a new specialty healthcare center in Tustin.
Madison Risk & Insurance Services in Huntington Beach has been acquired by Itasca, Ill.-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. on undisclosed terms.
Allergan Inc., now a business unit of drugmaker Actavis PLC, will lay off 577 workers in Irvine, according to a state filing.
EDUCATION: Blueberries to microchips, toothpaste
The $5 million in seed funding that Newport Beach-based Beall Family Foundation provided for the University of California-Irvine’s new Institute for Innovation is bearing commercial fruit.
FINANCE: ‘Cause-themed’ portfolios include big givers
Pacific Life Insurance Co. has rolled out a research subsidiary that’s targeting younger people with the prospect of adding an element of social consciousness to their portfolios.