Sherry Hsieh

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Ex-Microsoft Exec Joins St. Joseph

Providence St. Joseph Health appointed Venkat Bhamidipati as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 31.

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Incubator Gets $4.5M for Okami

Aliso Viejo-based Inceptus Medical LLC said it helped Okami Medical Inc. raise a $4.5 million series B financing from U.S. Venture Partners in Menlo Park and other individual investors.

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Rebound Raises $16.5M

Irvine-based medical device company Rebound Therapeutics Corp. raised $16.5 million in Series B financing.

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Allegro Raises $10.7M

Allegro Ophthalmics LLC in San Juan Capistrano raised $10.7 million in equity financing. Terms were not disclosed.

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Cianna Medical Pushes Ahead With Radar Technology

HEALTHCARE: CEO says there are a number of applications

Cianna Medical Inc., a medical device company in Aliso Viejo that focuses on developing devices used in breast cancer treatment, plans to aggressively grow the company with its latest Scout radar localization technology, which received Food and Drug Administration approval late last year.

Ingram Heads to Boston for New Role

HEALTHCARE: Unlike prior deal, not looking to exit via sale

When Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. announced Douglas Ingram as president and chief executive officer, the general consensus was that the Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech company tapped the former Allergan president to execute a buyout, given Ingram’s past experiences at Allergan PLC and Chase Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Edwards Takes a Leap With New Tissue Heart Valve

HEALTHCARE: Develops more resilient tissue, ‘first-of-its-kind’

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. received Food and Drug Administration approval for a new aortic heart valve, Inspiris Resilia.

Healthcare Players Embrace Architectural Change

Workplace Design Enables Safety, Healing, Teamwork

People interact with buildings on a daily basis—in workplaces, neighborhoods and the places of business we frequent. In fact, we spend quite a lot of time inside them, and our behaviors are influenced by our surroundings.

Diagnostic Provider MDxHealth Launches New Test

Urine-Based Test Aims to Cut Invasive Procedures

MDxHealth SA in Irvine has rolled out its third test, AssureMDx. The noninvasive urine-based test assesses the risk of bladder cancer in patients diagnosed with hematuria—blood in the urine.

Sanpower Group Completes $820M Dendreon Buy

Company Now in OC, Targets U.S., China Growth

Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC received the Food and Drug Administration’s thumbs-up for its prostate-cancer therapy Provenge in 2010, and analysts projected $4.3 billion in annual sales by 2020, yet it was a blockbuster that failed to premiere.

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