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Wireless data collected directly from patients during normal physical activities could enable the development of better knee implants

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Already operating a sales office located in Shanghai, Dilas Diode Laser Inc. (Tucson, AZ; www.dilas.com) has opened a manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China. The facility will offer product development, customer support, and technical services. . . . TouchMark (Hayward, CA; www.padprint.com) has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for its precision pad-printing services. The company is a division of Delphon Industries, which provides materials and services for packaging medical and electronic components. . . . Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. (Vancouver; http://global.kyocera.com) is now the North American representative of Japan Medical Materials Corp. (JMM; Osaka; www.jmmc.jp/en) for sales of biocompatible ceramic structural components. JMM’s products include a range of biocompatible ceramics, bioactive coatings, and medical-grade alloys and materials. . . . A manufacturer of UHMWPE for orthopedic implants, MediTech Medical Polymers (Fort Wayne, IN; www.meditechpolymers.com) has achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification at its U.S. and UK manufacturing facilities. Operations at the company’s plant in Germany have been reviewed and are awaiting the same certification.

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