Sherry Hsieh

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose about 0.75% to 2929.60

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Glaukos Assures Wall Street and Doctors on Stent Safety

Says Alcon Recall Product-Specific

Stockholders of San Clemente-based medical device maker Glaukos Corp. (NYSE: GKOS) got an early Christmas gift last month, as the product failure of a competitor firm in the emerging micro-invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) sector sent the company’s stock up about 40% to an all-time high, while adding about a billion dollars to its market value.

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Mynd Stock on the Mend After Deals, New Report

Forges Recent Partnership With N.C.-Based Provider

It’s been a good month for Mission Viejo-based Mynd Analytics (Nasdaq: MYND), a data analytics firm whose products help doctors provide better and more personalized mental health services.

Allergan to Buy NB’s Bonti

Allergan PLC announced it will buy Newport Beach-based Bonti Inc. for $195 million.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose about 0.5% to 2,902.59.

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Afable Moves From St. Joseph to Startup

INNOVATION: OC50 vet CEO of Concierge Key

Richard Afable didn’t stay retired for long. The prominent Orange County healthcare industry veteran who stepped down as chief executive of St. Joseph Hoag Health in Irvine in December, recently took the chief executive role at Newport Beach-based Concierge Key Health LLC, a 1-year-old startup firm that created a mobile app for on-demand access to medical specialists.

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Avid Beats on Lower Revenue

Tustin-based Avid Bioservices Inc. (Nasdaq: CDMO) reported fiscal first-quarter revenue fell 54% to $12.6 million from the same period a year ago but the figure topped analyst estimates and the company reaffirmed full year revenue guidance in a range of $51 million to $55 million.

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Medical Device Makers’ Employment Rises 4.5%

Top Four Increase Headcount Above Average

Medical device makers with operations in Orange County added over 900 employees in the year ended July 31, up 4.5% year-over-year, according to Business Journal research. The top four reported above-average growth, fourth-ranked Microvention Inc. in Aliso Viejo up 29%, the biggest move.

AI Summit Focuses on Next-Gen Tech & Limitations

Clinicians Vital In Bridging Application Gap

The future of healthcare is a technology-driven one, with machine learning, deep learning and other aspects of artificial intelligence all crucial elements.

Startups & Innovations

Spinal Singularity Inc., a seed-stage medical device company that’s developing bladder-management products for people suffering from spinal injuries, has gotten a new source of funds.

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