Orange County Business Journal

Vita Reed covers healthcare, including health insurance, hospitals, medical devices and drug companies for the Orange County Business Journal. She can be reached at

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Hoag-USC Cancer Alliance Adds Melanoma Program

Patients to Have Access To Advanced Clinical Trials

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and the University of Southern California’s 19-month-old alliance for cancer treatment continues to branch out in new directions.

Masimo Wins Court Battle Over Patent

Irvine-based Masimo Corp. said last week that a federal court in Delaware upheld a $467 million jury verdict in its favor against a pair of Royal Philips Electronics NV’s units for patent infringement.

Abbott Medical’s Pipeline Set to Flow

HEALTHCARE: 7 new devices set to hit market over rest of year

Santa Ana-based Abbott Medical Optics has a pipeline ready to deliver a steady stream of new products that the eye specialist is counting on for a boost in the second half of the year.

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Segerstrom Daniels Gives $5M to CHOC Mental Health Program

Children’s Hospital of Orange County said today it's building a new children’s mental health inpatient center as part of an initiative that will be supported by a $5 million gift from Sandy Segerstrom Daniels.

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Edwards Suspends Valve Study

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said today that it is voluntarily halting enrollment in an early clinical trial for an experimental, less-invasive mitral heart valve.

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Biolase Names CEO

Irvine-based Biolase Inc. said today that Harold Flynn Jr. will become its new chief executive, effective July 13.

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Masimo's $467M Verdict Upheld

Irvine-based Masimo Corp. said today that a federal court in Delaware has upheld a $467 million jury verdict in its favor against a pair of Netherlands-based Royal Philips Electronics NV's units for patent infringement.

Device Maker Plans IPO, New Hires

HEALTHCARE: Glaukos aims for $86.3M, NYSE listing

Laguna Hills-based eye device startup Glaukos Corp. plans to use proceeds from a proposed initial offering to hire more workers, expand marketing programs, and fund further clinical studies.

Masimo Chief Cites Progress on 10-Year Plan

Monitors Gain, Rainbow Product Line ‘Promising’

Masimo Corp. Chief Executive Joe Kiani says he’s “encouraged by our progress to date” as his company moves into the last 1 ½ years of a 10-year plan it established when it went public in 2007.

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Glaukos Files for IPO

Laguna Hills-based Glaukos Corp. has filed plans to raise $86 million in an initial public offering.

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