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In Brief

In Brief

Perlos Corp. (Nurmijärvi, Finland) has signed an agreement with Aventis (Strasbourg, France) for the production of a new type of dry-powder inhaler. According to Perlos, around 600 million inhalers were sold worldwide in 2000....Osteotech (Eatontown, NJ) recently announced that it has signed a private-label distribution agreement to market a pedical screw system and cervical plating system in the United States and Canada. The system was developed and manufactured by Alphatec Manufacturing (Palm Desert, CA), a distributor of orthopedic implant products....Regulatory affairs consulting firm CanReg Inc. (Hamilton, ON, Canada) is expanding by moving to a 12,000-sq-ft facility in Dundas, ON, Canada. The company assists pharmaceutical and medical device companies in registering their products with government agencies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia....Colorado Medtech (Boulder, CO), a provider of medical technology outsourcing services and medical imaging products, has announced that it is entering a multiyear manufacturing agreement with Xanthon Inc. (Research Triangle Park, NC). Colorado Medtech will manufacture the Xpression analysis instrument, a component of Xanthon's high-throughput gene expression analyzer....Lytron Inc. (Woburn, MA) has appointed AMS Technologies, Thermotech Div. (Milan, Italy) as its support center for customer sales, technical, and applications support in Italy. AMS Technologies represents all of Lytron's product lines, including recirculating chillers, copper and stainless-steel tube fin heat exchangers, ambient cooling systems, liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers, and cold plates....Express Manufacturing Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) has moved into a new 35,588-sq-ft building that is intended for small- and mid-volume production work. Services to be housed in the building include SMT operations, prototype assembly, through-hole assembly, wave soldering, functional testing, and mechanical assembly....Bodine Assembly & Test Systems (Bridgeport, CT), a manufacturer of high-speed assembly and testing equipment, and The U.S. Baird Corp. (Stratford, CT), a manufacturer of CNC wire-bending, side-forming, and deep-drawing equipment, have formed Specialized Automation Solutions. The joint venture will provide solutions for aspects of specialized automation, material handling, testing and measurement, and technology integration....Manufacturer of arbitrary waveform and function generators Pragmatic Instruments (San Diego, CA) has announced the addition of three new domestic manufacturers representatives: Aztec Enterprises Inc. (Aurora, CO), Berndt Associates (Arlington Heights, IL), and Testech Inc. (Richardson, TX)....Shepard Caster Corp. (St. Joseph, MI) has purchased the assets of Bassick Casters from Kaspar Wire Works (Shiner, TX). Shepard Caster Corp. is a full-service caster manufacturer with a variety of in-house manufacturing capabilities including cold heating, steel stamping, die casting, painting, and assembly....PPI Modular Structures (Naples, FL) has established a new division specializing in environmental structures. Its Environmental Rooms division, based in Chicago, will expand the company's expertise in designing and building cleanrooms.

Katherine Sweeny

Copyright ©2001 Medical Product Manufacturing News

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