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2020 Preview: HEALTHCARE

Cancer Treatment, Legal Issues at Forefront2018 was the Year of the IPO for OC’s healthcare scene, with a quartet of drugmakers, device makers and medical aesthetics firms joining the ranks of the publicly traded.

Masimo in $47M Buy

Cash deal for second-largest medical device maker based in OC.

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50K-SF Medical Office Planned for ATEP

2nd Building at Tustin Education Park

ACS Development Group Inc. plans to build a 50,000-square-foot medical office building in Tustin, the newest sign of construction at the Advanced Technology Education Park on the former Marine base.

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MCAS Tustin: 50K-SF Medical Office

New space coming to ATEP

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AbbVie Names Strom to Head Allergan Unit

“The future has never been brighter"

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The Real Buzz On Cannabis

EDUCATION: UCI professors discuss state of market

Editor’s Note: California’s legalization of cannabis has created opportunity in Orange County as serious investors have told the Business Journal they are looking to invest in the industry, from real estate to research to starting companies.

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NextGen Buys in Rural Telehealth

NextGen buys again; this time in Denver.

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ChromaDex Product Gets Aussie OK

ChromaDex Corp. said health regulatory body the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration approved its nicotinamide riboside chloride “for use in listed complementary medicines” with “market exclusivity” for two years.

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Drucker: Edwards a Top-Run Company

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (Nyse: EW) is No. 25 on this year’s Management 250, the Drucker Institute’s list of the best-run companies in the U.S., the only locally headquartered firm named to it.

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Rhiana Barr New KushCo HR Chief

Legal cannabis products provider KushCo Holdings Inc. named Rhiana Barr chief people officer, a new position.

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Axonics in $101M Offering

Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AXNX) in Irvine priced 5 million shares of common stock at $22 a share.

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ClearFlow Study: Blood Flow Boost

Irvine-based ClearFlow said a clinical trial on its PleuraFlow ACT system showed one-third fewer cardiac complications after surgery.

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Tenet Names SoCal Chief

Bryan Rogers will run Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s three OC hospitals.

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NextGen Buying Patient Platform

Irvine-based NextGen will buy North Carolina-based Medfusion Inc. for $43 million in cash.

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Hyperice Products for JetSuite Pilots

Irvine-based Hyperice will supply pilots for charter carrier JetSuite with health and wellness products and education.

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Simons Give Chapman $9M

Chapman University received a $9 million commitment from the Simon Foundations during its annual Chapman Celebrates gala on November 2.

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