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Allergan’s South Coast exit reshapes breast implant industry

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, 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  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Earnings, 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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Mentor suit sets off breast implant battle

By   /  Friday, June 29th, 2012  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Mentor suit sets off breast implant battle

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The skinny on exec’s new venture: Former Mentor leader rolls out ultrasound fat blaster

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2012  /  Features, Technology  /  2 Comments

A former Mentor Corp. executive is launching a new fat-reduction and skin-tightening device and plans to hit the markets within the next two years.

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1,000 area jobs in peril

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  3 Comments

By Stephen Nellis and Marlize van Romburgh on September 9, 2011 Nearly 1,000 jobs are either at risk or being cut in the Tri-Counties in manufacturing, medical device research and finance. On Sept. 1, Bank of America said it planned to sell or shutter its correspondent lending arm, imperiling as many as 700 jobs in Read More →

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