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Expands the Treatable Population for Valve
Direct Flow Medical Inc., a Santa Rosa-based heart valve startup that manufactures its devices in Lake Forest, has had a busy January.
Shares of Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. were down today on news that the Food and Drug Administration granted an early approval of a less-invasive heart valve developed in Orange County and sold by rival Medtronic Inc.
Irvine-based eye device maker AqueSys Inc. said today that it has raised $43.6 million in a fourth round of funding.
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Shares of Irvine healthcare software maker Quality Systems Inc. fell in afternoon trading Monday after the company warned of an impairment charge to its Hospital Solutions Division as a result of disappointing performance.
HEALTHCARE: ‘Major’ customer asked Interplex to expand repertoire
Tustin-based contract manufacturer Interplex Nascal Inc. is branching out from industrial work into the medical device field.
HEALTHCARE: Keeps staff of 150 here after Bausch buy
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International will continue to be part of Orange County’s life science sector—albeit in a different form.
Other items of interest in the Orange County Business Journal
Revance Therapeutics Files Papers for IPO
The New Year is starting out on a busy foot for botulinum toxin medications, including Botox, the flagship product of Irvine-based Allergan Inc.
Shares of Tustin-based drug developer Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. soared in afternoon trading Monday on word that it received fast-track status from the Food and Drug Administration for its lead product candidate.
Versant Venture’s Co-Founder Stirs Startup Scene in Healthcare
Healthcare-focused venture capital firm Versant Ventures is bucking the trend as it continues to actively locate deals and draw investors to fund startups.
Questcor Tops $3B in Market Value on Strong Sales, Diversification
Don Bailey did more than pilot his company through some turbulence—he managed to make its shares soar.
7% Increase Slightly More Than Last Year’s
Businesses in Orange County are expected to pay 7% more to provide health insurance for their workers this year, or some $429 more per employee on average.
Irvine-based Biolase Technology Inc.’s stock rose Monday after it said it received a license to sell its dental lasers in Canada.
HEALTHCARE: Early lead on less-invasive devices narrows
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s chief executive expects 2014 to “become a very interesting year” as the Irvine-based heart valve maker girds for more competition, particularly in the U.S.