An engineering-based thermal packager, Cold Chain Technologies (Holliston, MA; www.coldchaintech.com) has announced a strategic partnership with Foam Fabricators Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ; www.foamfabricatorsinc.com), a shape molder of foam. The resulting ability to provide complete distribution coverage was the reason given for the new partnership… Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc. (North Haven, CT; www.ulbrich.com) has acquired Delta Precision Alloys (Montgomeryville, PA; www.deltadpa.com) and will incorporate it within its specialty wire group… Biocoat Inc. (Horsham, PA; www.biocoat.com) has been granted ISO 13485:2003 certification for the design, development, manufacturing, and distribution of its Hydak coatings for medical device applications and for its sperm selection and analysis devices… Saint-Gobain (Paris; www.saint-gobain.com) has agreed to acquire the assets of Consolidated Polymer Technologies (Clearwater, FL; www.c-flex-cpt.com), a manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer tubing, resin, molded products, and equipment. The company plans to integrate the business within the healthcare unit of its fluid systems division… Multivac (Wolfertschwenden, Germany; www.multivac.com) has opened a new subsidiary company, Multivac Canada, headquartered north of Toronto. All of the company’s Canadian sales and service activity—previously coordinated through Multivac USA—will be conducted exclusively by Multivac Canada… A leading provider of dip-molded parts for the medical, dental, and industrial markets, Kent Elastomer Products Inc. (Kent, OH; www.kentelastomer.com), has acquired the dip-molded product line of Hospira Inc. (Lake Forest, IL; www.hospira.com). The acquisition allows the company to produce dip-molded parts in new materials such as synthetic polyisoprene and metal-impregnated compounds… Cree Inc. (Durham, NC; www.cree.com) has acquired Cotco (Hong Kong; www.cotco.com), a supplier of high-brightness LEDs in China… David Schnur Associates Inc. (www.dschnur.com), a West Coast–based group of manufacturing representatives, has added textile technology to its capabilities with the signing of a representation agreement with Biomedical Structures LLC (Warwick, RI; www.bmsri.com)… A manufacturer of passive components…Wurth Elektronick Group (Waldenburg, Germany; www.we-online.de) has acquired Midcom Inc. (Watertown, SD; www.midcom-inc.com), a manufacturer of LAN and ADSL transformers.