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This Week in Brief

In an effort to expand its offerings to the minimally invasive device market, PolyMedex Discovery Group (Putnam, CT) has launched a custom components business dedicated to the printing and forming of catheter extrusions. The business unit will focus on precision catheter ends, access openings, joining, and printing of tubes for intravascular and natural orifice procedures.
Adept Technology Inc. (Pleasanton, CA) will celebrate its participation in National Robotics Week this week by hosting Robots In Action at its open house on Friday, April 16. The provider of intelligent, vision-guided robots says that it will showcase the next frontier of robotics.
Rich Nazarian, president and CEO of Minnetronix Inc. (St. Paul, MN) has been honored with the 2010 Design of Medical Devices Conference Award in recognition of his long-term commitment to and achievement in the medical device industry. Cofounded by Nazarian in 1996, Minnetronix specializes in custom electronics, mechanical, and software engineering services for the medical device industry,
Scapa North America (Windsor, CT), a supplier of custom component materials and converted products for the medical device industry, among others, has redesigned its Web site to better serve its customers. The revamped site is designed to promote easier navigation and simpler product searching, according to the company.
As part of the Plastics for Medical Devices one-day conference held at UMass Lowell next week, Evonik Cyro LLC (Parsippany, NJ), will present on antimicrobial product characterization and the use of antimicrobial agents in plastics employed in medical devices. The manufacturer of acrylic sheet, molding compounds, and bulk and performance monomers will also give a presentation at MD&M East in June on performance polymers and molding compounds for the industry.

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