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IQS (North Olmsted, OH; www.iqs.com), a provider of enterprise risk and quality management software, has relocated its headquarters to accommodate recent growth and increased training and conference needs....TomTec Imaging Systems (Unterschleissheim, Germany; www.tomtec.de), a supplier of medical imaging software solutions, and Advanced Medical Imaging Development (Sulmona, Italy; www.amid.biz) have expanded their partnership to develop 2-D and 3-D quantification tools for echo planar and magnetic resonance imaging applications....Victrex USA Inc. (West Conshohocken, PA; www.victrex.com) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the inception of the company’s high-temperature, high-performance polyketone, PEEK polymer....TricorBraun (St. Louis; www.tricorbraun.com) has joined the Cooperative Research Consortium in Packaging Science and Technology. The consortium provides a forum for industry representatives to collaborate with California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, CA; www.calpoly.edu) to recommend research projects that will advance the packaging industry’s knowledge and practices.... ITW Switches (Buffalo Grove, IL; www.itwswitches.com), an Illinois Tool Works company, has launched a new Web site that provides easier access to information on the company’s product lines....Process validation of medical devices, IQ, OQ, PQ, and ISO standards are a few of the course topics on the 2009 schedule now available from the Center for Professional Advancement (East Brunswick, NJ; www.cfpa.com)....Sterilization services provider BeamOne (San Jose, Costa Rica; www.beam-one.com) has opened an electron-beam medical product sterilization service center in Alajuela, Costa Rica....Automation products manufacturer Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL; www.omron.com) has released the schedule for its Omron University training courses to be held in the first quarter of 2009. To reduce travel costs, students can complete two courses in one week covering topics such as the design and use of systems that incorporate motion control, PLCs, and communications networks....Altra Industrial Motion (Braintree, MA; www.altramotion.com), which produces electromechanical power transmission products, has launched a Web site that offers a reference tool for selecting couplings and provides product information....LaVezzi Precision (Glendale Heights, IL; www.lavezzi.com), a manufacturer of high-precision multifaceted medical components, is celebrating its centennial. Founded in 1908 by an engineer selling sprockets door to door, the family-owned company has grown to serve a number of markets, including supplying titanium components for heart pumps, orthopedic tools and implants, and a range of other surgical tools for the medical industry....Machine tool equipment provider Mazak Corp. (Florence, KY; www.mazak.com) has transferred ownership of Northwest Machine Technologies (Rogers, MN; www.nwmtec.com), which serves as the distributor of Mazak products in the Midwest, to two employees who partnered to purchase the business. Continuing to operate out of the same facility, Northwest Machine offers monthly in-house training events and installation and implementation services for Mazak equipment.