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In Brief

Originally Published MPMN April 2002

INDUSTRY NEWS

In Brief

Katherine Sweeny

White Electronic Designs Corp. (Phoenix) has received a third follow-on order to provide display module assemblies for medical monitoring systems. The company supplies semiconductor products that support network systems, switches, base stations, and other hardware platforms....Producer of flexible film and sheet products Tyco Plastics (Minneapolis) has been placed up for sale by Tyco International Ltd. (Pembroke, Bermuda). Tyco International will reorganize its businesses into four operating units....BarcoView (Kortrijk, Belgium) has signed a long-term contract with Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Mortsel, Belgium) for delivery of a range of Barco medical gray-scale displays, graphics controllers, and calibration software. Afga-Gevaert will integrate Barco's products into its current line....Amicon Plastics and UFC Fluorogreen (both of Houston) have announced the appointment of Hartwell Associates Inc. (Newtown, PA) as their manufacturing representative in New England, New York State, the mid-Atlantic states, and eastern Canada. The two companies have also formed an alliance with American Plastic Molding Corp. (Scottsburg, IN) to offer injection molding capabilities along with hot stamping, insert molding, sonic welding, subassembly, and prototyping services.... Provider of water-based coatings for medical devices AST Products Inc. (Billerica, MA) has signed licensing agreements with Bioteque Corp. (Taipei, Taiwan), Conceptus Inc. (San Carlos, CA), and Neich Medical Company, Ltd. (Shenzhen, China). AST offers a specialty coating that is environmentally friendly....Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) has received ISO 10993 biocompatibility approval for a series of its TPV elastomers. The Uniprene 7010 series grades are formulated for use in medical applications in which the parts are constantly in flex....Elcam Plastic (Merom Hagalil, Israel) has established a subsidiary that will operate as Elcam Medical out of Phoenix. The new unit will provide venture business and product development services for the company, which manufactures products used in IV therapy, critical care, and pressure monitoring....Producer of medical wire Fort Wayne Metals (Fort Wayne, IN) has announced an agreement with IDA Ireland (Dublin, Ireland) to increase its European presence and build a 25,000-sq-ft facility in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland....MedSource Technologies Inc. (Minneapolis) has announced that it has filed a registration statement with the SEC for an initial public offering of its common stock. The company offers engineering and manufacturing services to the medical device industry....Bausch & Lomb Inc. (Rochester, NY) has selected custom injection molder Courtesy Corp. (Buffalo Grove, IL) as its Supplier of the Year for 2000 for Courtesy's ability to keep production pipelines filled in the face of a raw material supply shortage.

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