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In Brief

In Brief

GE Medical Systems (Milwaukee) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Parallel Design (Phoenix), a supplier of transducers for medical ultrasound and other applications. GE also announced that it will establish a Global Transducer Technology Center of Excellence at Parallel Design's headquarters in Phoenix....Minnetronix Inc. (St. Paul, MN), a medical device outsourcing firm, has moved its corporate headquarters to the Snelling Office Park on Energy Park Drive....Southwest Mold Inc. (Tempe, AZ), a provider of engineering, precision tooling, and custom injection molding services, has received ISO 9002 certification from Underwriters Laboratories Inc. ...Intertech Development Co. (Skokie, IL) has acquired Camtech Automation (Elgin, IL). It plans to continue operation of Camtech in its present facilities as an Intertech Development Co. subsidiary. Both companies will gain expanded CAD-based design and engineering, manufacturing, technical support, and customer service capabilities....A supplier of enterprise-compliant management solutions for regulated industries, Qumas Inc. (Florham Park, NJ), has expanded and moved its U.S. headquarters from Summit, NJ, to a larger facility in nearby Florham Park....Coloplast (Marietta, GA) has joined the Global Healthcare Exchange LLC (Chicago), an Internet-based healthcare trading exchange with more than 35 members. Coloplast is a global leader in the therapeutic areas of ostomy, continence, and wound and skin care and maintains a focused effort on the acute-care, long-term-care, rehabilitation, and home-care markets.... Foster-Miller Inc. (Waltham, MA), a medical engineering design firm, has been approved by FDA as a registered medical device establishment.... (Bryan, TX) has formed a partnership with Medsite (New York City) to be the exclusive provider of previously owned medical equipment to Medsite members. The product selection available on is an extension of Medsite's core product offering of clinical tools and services.... A new plastic-to-metal joining technology has been developed through the cooperation of Coherent Inc. Semiconductor Group (Santa Clara, CA) and Gluco Ltd. (Leeds, UK). The technique centers around LaserBond, an interlayer material, that enables diode lasers to weld thermoplastic material, specifically polypropylene, to itself and to metals, including mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum....Command Medical Products Inc. (Ormond Beach, FL) has purchased Micro Med Inc. (Portsmouth, NH), the contract manufacturing division of Disetronic Medical Systems. With the ISO 9002– and EN 46002–registered Micro Med division, Command Medical Products will offer expanded custom manufacturing and production capabilities.—Katherine Sweeny

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