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This Week In Brief: April 20, 2010

The ElectroCeramics business unit of Morgan Technical Ceramics (Bedford, OH) has added finite element analysis (FEA) capability for piezoelectric assemblies and transducers to address such applications as external-contact medical, implantable, and minimally invasive transducers. The goal, according to the company, is to use this tool to better visualize, quantify, and optimize the performance of piezoelectric transducer concepts before proceeding to physical prototypes to ultimately yield a superior solution for the end-user. 


NuSil Technology LLC (Carpinteria, CA), a formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, has announced the completion of cleanroom facilities. Built to ensure that compounding is performed in a safe and controlled environment, the cleanroom facilities consist of 2400 sq ft of dedicated space that is environmentally controlled in compliance with Class 10,000 requirements.


In addition to celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Thermacore (Lancaster, PA), which specializes in thermal-management technologies, has unveiled a redesigned Web site. Highlights of the revamped site, according to the company, include expanded product information, educational pages to assist customers in selecting the right product for a given application, a design center, and various technical papers.


MEMS specialist Micralyne Inc. (Edmonton, AB, Canada) has announced its certification to ISO 13485. The company caters to such areas as microfluidics and bioMEMS.


NRC Electronics (Boca Raton, FL) has partnered with KEMET Electronics (Greenville, SC) to provide a line of capacitor products and technologies. Capacitors can be used in a variety of medical products.

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