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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Masimo Q2 Beats Projections

Irvine-based patient monitor maker Masimo Corp. today topped Wall Street forecasts with its second-quarter financial results.

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Cox Named to Pasadena Eye Device Maker’s Board

Chris Cox, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is a new board member at Pasadena-based Calhoun Vision Inc.

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Ensign Buys in Wisconsin

Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. said today that it bought 15 assisted living facilities in the suburbs of Milwaukee and other areas in Wisconsin.

Allergan Sell-Off of Generics Line Adds Weight to Irvine

HEALTHCARE: Drugs for eyes, aesthetics will be more of core

Allergan PLC will “double down on brands” in the wake of a deal to sell off its generic lines—a move that pushes the drugmaker’s Irvine operation further into the spotlight.

New Director at UCI’s Susan Samueli Center

The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, part of UC Irvine Health, named Dr. Shaista Malik its director last week.

Medical Software Maker Gets $55.4M

Irvine-based Kareo Inc. said it received a $55.4 million investment.

Health Ed Facilities Provider Aims for IPO

Irvine-based Axis Research and Technologies Inc. recently filed to sell $20 million worth of stock in an initial public offering.

Octane Tackles Aesthetic Medicine, Dermatology

Upcoming Conference To Focus on Trends, Tech

Orange County healthcare execs are gathering in Newport Beach next month to talk trends and technologies in aesthetic medicine and dermatology at a conference presented by Aliso Viejo-based booster group Octane.

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Lombard In Aneurysm Device Buy

Irvine-based Lombard Medical Inc. said today it bought startup Altura Medical Inc. in a deal that could be worth more than $50 million, depending upon milestones.

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Edwards Director Steps Down

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said today that Robert Ingram has retired from its board of directors.

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