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In Brief

In Brief

Two Ann Arbor, MI–based companies, Think & Do Software (www.thinkndo.com) and Steeplechase Software (www.steeplechase.com), have merged to form the PC-based automation and control division of Entivity Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI; www.entivity.com). The company was created to assist OEMs design, deploy, and utilize manufacturing and distribution systems....Precise Technology Inc. (North Versailles, PA; www.precisetech.com) was recently designated as a STAR safety facility by OSHA. The company provides product design, product engineering, injection molding, mold building, and contract manufacturing services....Boston Scientific Corp. (Natick, MA; www.bsci.com) has named Memry Corp. (Brookfield, CT; www.memry.com) as its strategic metal supplier for the next five years. Memry Corp. will supply nitinol tubing and wire and general wire applications to the company, as well as take on a primary vendor role for its coiling and value-added projects....GE Medical Systems (Milwaukee, WI; www.gemedicalsystems.com) has selected International Flex Technologies, div. of Sheldahl (Endicott, NY; www.internationalflex.com) as its 2000 Supplier of the Year for Quality for outstanding customer service. It has also chosen Dynarad Corp. (Deer Park, NY; www.dynaradcorp.com) as the winner of its 2000 Delivery Achievement Award for outstanding delivery performance....Outsourcing Group Inc. (Allendale, NJ) and Dermal Sciences Inc. (Fairfield, CT; www.dermalsciences.com) have entered a joint venture under which Outsourcing Group will provide the resources to rapidly scale up Dermal Sciences' capabilities for the coating and packaging of nonwoven products....Tekra Corp. (New Berlin, WI; www.tekra.com) has been named the exclusive North American supplier of polyester films for the medical diagnostic market by DuPont Teijin Films' (Wilmington, DE; www.dupont.com). Tekra Corp. is an international distributor and manufacturer of engineered plastic films, adhesive products, and advanced hardcoated films....Panasonic Industrial/Medical Group (Secaucus, NJ; www.panasonic.com/vsg) has changed its name to Panasonic Vision Systems Group/OEM to more clearly define its end-user and OEM applications. The company produces CCD cameras, digital and analog video recorders, and monitors....American Ultraviolet Co. (Lebanon, IN; www.americanultraviolet.com) and UV Source (Torrance, CA; www.uvsource.com) have merged and will continue to provide UV applications to healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Katherine Sweeny

Copyright ©2001 Medical Product Manufacturing News

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