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In Brief 14307

January 1, 2000

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In Brief

In Brief

Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, NJ), a worldwide manufacturer of healthcare products, has completed its $4.9 billion merger with Centocor Inc. (Malvern, PA), a manufacturer of vascular care and immunology products...Sybron International Corp. (Milwaukee), a laboratory and dental supply manufacturer, has completed the acquisition of Robbins Scientific Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA), a manufacturer of biomedical products...Tekni-Films (Somerville, NJ), a Tekni-Plex company, will start production in its new 90,000-sq-ft laminating and converting center in Aalst, Belgium, in the first quarter of 2000...Digital medical diagnostic technologies provider Brentwood Medical Products (Torrance, CA) has been named a winner in the Ambulatory Care—Clinical/Patient Information Systems category of the Microsoft Healthcare User's Group's third annual Industry Solution Awards for Healthcare...A joint venture has been announced between Uniroyal Chemical (Middlebury, CT) and Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, RI) to develop and market thermoplastic vulcanizates...Zing-Pac Ltd. (Cleveland), a packaging and printing equipment manufacturer, has purchased the printing and packaging division of I.D. Images Inc. (Strongsville, OH)...A 500,000-sq-ft site in Salto, Brazil, will be the location of a plastic film and sheet manufacturing plant for Klöckner Pentaplast do Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of Klöckner Pentaplast of America Inc. (Gordonsville, VA). The scheduled completion date for the first 85,000-sq-ft phase is January 2001...Angeion Corp. (Minneapolis), a manufacturer of implantable cardioverter defibrillators, has entered into a merger agreement with Medical Graphics Corp. (St. Paul, MN), which develops systems that diagnose and manage heart and lung disease. Angeion will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Medical Graphics for approximately $16.3 million...Bayer Corp., Diagnostics Division (Tarrytown, NY), has won a 1999 R&D 100 Award for its Rapidpoint 400 measurement cartridge in the 37th annual R&D Magazine awards competition. The fully automated point-of-care whole blood analysis system was recognized for providing laboratory-quality results within 60 seconds...MedAssets Exchange Inc. (Wood Dale, IL), a supplier of customized medical equipment, has acquired ReMedPar Inc. (Goodlettsville, TN), a diagnostic imaging parts supplier. The newly acquired company will keep its name and continue to operate out of its 66,000-sq-ft facility in Goodlettsville...E/M (Atlanta), a supplier of engineered coating services, has acquired P.T. Coatings Ltd. (Evesham, Worcs, England), which specializes in applying fluoropolymer and dry film lubricant coatings. P.T. Coatings will assume the name E/M Coatings Ltd.-UK...Acuson Corp. (Mountain View, CA), a manufacturer of diagnostic ultrasound systems, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ecton Inc. (Plymouth Meeting, PA) for stock valued at $23 million. Ecton, which will become the small systems division of Acuson, is developing a miniature, all-digital echocardiography platform.

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