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Allergan’s South Coast exit reshapes breast implant industry

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Health Care & Life Science, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Allergan’s South Coast exit reshapes breast implant industry

The region’s status changed dramatically on July 21 when Irvine-based Allergan announced that it would shutter its Santa Barbara operations and eliminate 300 jobs there.

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Allergan to shutter Goleta facility, cut 300 jobs

By   /  Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014  /  Earnings, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Allergan to shutter Goleta facility, cut 300 jobs

Allergan will close its Goleta facility and eliminate about 300 positions there as part of a broader cost tightening effort as the Irvine company fends off a hostile takeover attempt. Allergan makes Botox and other cosmetic drugs and devices. The company became a major South Coast employer in 2005 when it bought breast implant maker Read More →

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Inogen gets FDA approval for at-home oxygen device

By   /  Tuesday, June 24th, 2014  /  Health Care & Life Science, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Inogen gets FDA approval for at-home oxygen device

Goleta-based Inogen said it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell a stationary oxygen concentrator.

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FzioMed aims for year-end U.S. approval

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Law & Goverment, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on FzioMed aims for year-end U.S. approval

After nearly eight years of tangling with the Food and Drug Administration, San Luis Obipso-based FzioMed said it might receive approval to sell its products in the U.S. by year’s end.

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InTouch says court decision strengthens its patent portfolio

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Health Care & Life Science, Law & Goverment, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on InTouch says court decision strengthens its patent portfolio

A federal appeals court has handed down a mixed result in the legal battle InTouch Health waged against a lower-priced competitor, finding that the Goleta company’s patents were valid but had not been infringed.

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The long view: TrueVision builds on 3-D surgery breakthroughs

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Health Care & Life Science, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on The long view: TrueVision builds on 3-D surgery breakthroughs

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Ventura surgical products firm wins $30M trademark verdict

By   /  Thursday, April 3rd, 2014  /  Law & Goverment, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura surgical products firm wins $30M trademark verdict

A Ventura-based surgical products company won a $30 million jury verdict today in a trademark infringement lawsuit. The verdict is the second attempt at a decision for Neurovision Medical Products, which sued San Diego-based medical device firm NuVasive in 2009. Neurovision alleged that NuVasive willfully infringed on the Ventura company’s “Neurovision” trademark. A jury in Read More →