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In Brief

In Brief

Lambda (San Diego, CA) has opened a design verification lab to provide enhanced testing capabilities and custom power solutions. Located in Melville, NY, the new facility benefits OEMs by streamlining the documentation and design process with a full suite of design engineering and manufacturing services on-site....General Polymers div. of Ashland Distribution Co. (Dublin, OH) and BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) have announced a distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, General Polymers will distribute BASF's general-purpose, high-impact, and Avantra engineering specialty polystyrene molding and extrusion resins throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, the companies will offer related technical and applications support to customers selecting and working with these materials....With the installation of its newest processing unit, Pressure Technology Inc. (Warminster, PA) has expanded the company's capacity for hot isostatic pressing (HIP) services, improved processing efficiency, and shortened turnaround time. The HIP unit measures 30 in. diam and 69 in. long, and has a 25,000 psi pressure capability....

Provider of medical technology outsourcing and medical imaging products Colorado MedTech Inc. (Boulder, CO) has consolidated its CMED Automation division into its RELA division. The RELA division provides custom medical technology and software product development outsourcing services....Brentwood Industries (Reading, PA) is constructing a 205,000-sq-ft facility that will house its Specialty Products Group, a thermoformer specializing in heavy- and light-gauge plastic and medical packaging applications. The site is scheduled to open in the summer of 2001....International Products Corp. (Burlington, NJ), a specialty chemical company, has moved its European operations to a new facility in London. The facility will allow the company to offer more products and ensure faster shipping in Europe....AdvaMed has elected William H. Longfield of C. R. Bard Inc. (Murray Hill, NJ) to serve as its chairman for a one-year term....Rubicon Medical Inc. (Salt Lake City) has announced a technology transfer and worldwide licensing agreement with Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL) for its Guardian embolization protection system. The Guardian system is a neurological, cardiac, and renal embolic protection system.

Katherine Sweeny

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