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Medical Device Exporting Seminar Announced

Medical Device Exporting Seminar Announced

Tips to be offered by current exporters

The Southern Ohio District Export Council, representing the tri-state area of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, will conduct "The Medical Device Conference: New Markets, New Methods." The two-day seminar will take place in Ft. Mitchell, KY, on September 30 and October 1, 1997.

The conference, which will kick off World Trade Week, offers seminars and workshop sessions for companies that currently export or are considering exporting products. Cultural, financial, logistical, marketing, regulatory, and legal issues will be covered on two tracks.

Among the highlights of the conference will be a keynote address from Terri Zavada, the director of global strategy and analysis for the Health Industry Manufacturers Association.

For more information, contact MidMark at 937/526-4604.

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Perfecseal Awarded Shingo Prize

Has manufactured packaging materials for 25 years

One of this year's nine Shingo Prizes for excellence in manufacturing has been awarded to Philadelphia-based Perfecseal Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of packaging materials for the health-care industry. The company, which began manufacturing disposable medical packaging in 1972 and employs more than 200 people, was recognized for its efforts in achieving excellence in all phases of the manufacturing process.

The Shingo Prize is named for Shigeo Shingo, the manufacturing expert best known for developing the revolutionary Toyota Production System. The award is given to companies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico that excel in productivity and process improvement, quality enhancement, and customer satisfaction.

For more information, contact Perfecseal Inc. at 215/673-4500.

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Panasonic Forms New Medical Unit

Will use advanced digital video technologies

Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems (Secaucus, NJ) has announced the formation of a new company unit dedicated to the medical and industrial imaging markets. The newly formed Panasonic Medical & Industrial Video Co. (PMIVC) will focus its efforts on the sale and support of the company's line of CCD cameras, video recording equipment, monitors, and related system components for the medical, dental, diagnostics, machine vision, test and measurement, quality control, and various industrial imaging industries.

PMIVC's parent company, Matsushita Electric, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of broadcast, professional, and consumer video systems. As a result, the new company benefits from its R&D in emerging technologies such as digital imaging and recording, nonlinear recording, high-definition television, and LED displays.

For more information, contact PMIVC at 914/358-1801.

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NuSil Expands Material Testing Services

Tests include durometer, tensile strength, thermal conductivity, and viscosity

NuSil Technology (Carpinteria, CA) has introduced an expanded material testing service. For over a decade the company has performed silicone testing per ASTM E595, and now all forms of silicone materials may be tested, including fluids, gels, adhesives, elastomers, and dispersions. Specific tests include durometer per ASTM D2240, tensile strength per ASTM D412, thermal conductivity per ASTM C177, and viscosity per ASTM445.

Customers who purchase NuSil's silicone products can use the service to perform nonstandard tests or determine suitability of shelf-life extension.

For more information, contact NuSil Technology at 805/684-8780.

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BioScreen Testing Acquires Biotechnics Labs

Offers microbiology, chemistry, and toxicology services

BioScreen Testing Services (Torrance, CA) has acquired Biotechnics Laboratories (Los Angeles), a specialist in contract medical device testing. According to company president Bradford Rope, BioScreen will now be a full-service provider of microbiology, chemistry, and toxicology testing for medical devices.

Richard Schlesinger, a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology with 40 years of industry experience, has been appointed vice president of toxicology services, and Richard Sullivan, PhD, will become the director of technical and regulatory affairs.

For more information, contact BioScreen Testing at 310/214-0043.

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