HEALTHCARE

UCI Study Shows Promise in MS Battle

Stem Cells Used For Nanotech Treatment

UCI researchers said they successfully used a nanotechnology treatment derived from bone marrow stem cells to reverse multiple sclerosis symptoms in mice.

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Moms OC’s CEO To CalOptima Board

Pimentel Runs OC’s No. 59 Nonprofit

Chief Executive Pamela Pimentel at Moms Orange County was named to the advisory board of CalOptima, a public health insurance program for low-income individuals.

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Avid Aims for Rebound After CEO Departure

New Analyst Sets $5 Price Target

Tustin-based Avid Bioservices Inc. (Nasdaq: CDMO), a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer that’s seen its share of change the past year, might be returning to the light as its stock gains traction, and the attention of a new analyst.

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Cryoport’s Hot on Acquisitions

$20.5M Cash Buy of Cryogene

Cryoport Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX), a provider of cold-chain logistics services for the biopharmaceutical industry, is a hot stock.

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Staar Surgical Has Eyes on 20% Growth

HEALTHCARE: Hiring for new Lake Forest HQ

It has been more than 30 years since ophthalmic device maker Staar Surgical Co. (Nasdaq: STAA) developed its first implantable lens to treat vision issues.

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Sleep Apnea Device Maker Fresca Links to App Firm

Fresca Aims to Bring To Market in 2020

Doctors will tell you that looking at your smartphone before going to bed is a bad move if you want a good night’s sleep.

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AR Glasses Pass Trial

Eyedaptic Tied to UCI Herbert Institute

Ophthalmology software startup Eyedaptic Inc. in Laguna Beach said it has completed a successful clinical trial for its augmented reality glasses, which are designed to improve quality of life for those suffering from macular degeneration—nearly 150 million people worldwide.

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The Business Journal Adds 2 Reporters

Costelloe, Corbett Covering Tech, Healthcare

Kevin Costelloe and Alexa Corbett have joined the Orange County Business Journal as reporters.

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Walker Speaks of Tenacity, Duty to Serve

Great Park Cancer Center In Irvine Moves Ahead

Annette Walker is already one of Orange County’s most prominent business executives, with more than 30 years in the healthcare industry, including a top role at one of the area’s top healthcare systems.

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Evolus Brings ‘Newtox’ to Market, With Fanfare

MARKETING: Apps, messaging, Cancún trips

Forget the frown lines, it was all smiles last week inside the Newport Center headquarters of Botox rival maker Evolus Inc. (Nasdaq: EOLS).

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OCTANe Holds TIF Event

Irvine’s CellOnyx, VolunteerCrowd Present

Aliso Viejo-based life sciences and technology company accelerator OCTANe held its 2019 Technology Innovation Forum at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa last week, with a focus on the evolution of data and technology.

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Avid Names Interim CEO

Avid Bioservices Inc. (Nasdaq: CDMO) named board member and pharma industry vet Richard ‘Rick’ Hancock interim chief executive, succeeding Roger Lias, who has resigned from the company and its board of directors.

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OC Insider

Opioid Avenger

There were no signs of Iron Man, flying armored suits, or other comic book-type next-gen tech toys anywhere on display at the futuristic headquarters of Masimo, a few days after the latest “Avengers: Endgame” movie was released.

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UCI Gets $4M for Skin Studies

1 of 6 Resource Centers in US

University of California-Irvine will establish a skin biology resource center after receiving nearly $4 million from the National Institutes of Health.

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

A new coworking space and business accelerator for women entrepreneurs will open in Irvine this month. Hera Hub has leased 6,000 square feet at 16480 Bake Parkway, near the Spectrum Center mall.

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