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The Medical Device Manufacturers Association (Washington, DC; www.medicaldevices.org)will hold its annual meeting in Washington, DC, June 1–3....Contract manufacturer Innovative Micro Technology (Santa Barbara, CA; www.imtmems.com), which specializes in MEMS, has launched a life sciences division focused on developing miniaturized products for medicaland diagnostic applications....Okuma America Corp. (Charlotte, NC; www.okuma.com), a supplier of CNC and machining technology, has been certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards....Laboratory Testing Inc. (Hatfield, PA;www.labtesting.com), which provides materials testing and calibration services, is celebrating its 25th anniversary....Wedge Manufacturing Inc. (Birmingham, AL; www.wedgeinc.com), a company that specializes in machining high-precision, small, complex parts, has been certified to ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 standards....In conjunction with Hermle Machine Co. (Franklin, WI; www.hermlemachine.com) and Open Mind Technologies (Livonia, MI; www.openmindtech.com), Emuge Corp. (West Boylston, MA; www.emuge.com) will host a machining seminar at its facility on June 9 featuring new ways to boost productivity and savings in the current economy....To quickly communicate with customers, suppliers, and staff, Tricor Braun (St. Louis; www.tricorbraun.com) has begun an electronic discussion about rigid packaging using the social networking service Twitter, which allows users to exchange informal messages of up to 140 characters....The Coordinate Metrology Society (Issaquah, WA; www.cmsc.org) will host its annual Coordinate Metrology Systems conference July 20–24 in Louisville, KY....D.L.S. Electronic Systems Inc. (Wheeling, IL; www.dlsemc.com) is now an authorized testing center for iNARTE, an organization that certifies engineers and technicians in such fields as electromagnetics, telecommunications, electrostatic discharge, and product safety.Testing services provider Microtest Laboratories (Agawam, MA; www.microtestlabs.com) now offers dissolution testing—a method used to measure a drug’s release rate from its dosage form—in addition to its analytical and stability testing capabilities….Voler Systems (Sunnyvale, CA; www.volersystems.com) is expanding its services to offer prototype production as part of the launch of the company’s Quality System for Medical Device Innovation Program….HS Design (Gladstone, NJ; www.hs-design.com), which specializes in developing medical and healthcare products, is partnering with custom-molded thermoplastic component supplier MedPlast (Tempe, AZ; www.medplastgroup.com) to offer complete product outsourcing services to OEMs….Microcontroller and semiconductor supplier Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ; www.microchip.com) will hold its 13th annual worldwide MASTERs conference for engineers July 29–August 1 in Phoenix, with a preconference on July 27 and 28….Asylum Research (Raleigh, NC; www.asylumresearch.com), a supplier of atomic force and scanning probe microscopy and instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

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