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This Week In Brief: July 27, 2010

Plasmatreat has celebrated the grand opening of its new, 5000-sq-ft office and technical center based in Elgin, IL. The company specializes in atmospheric pressure plasma surface treatment technology and lays claim to the Openair plasma technology.

In response to growing demand, package specialist Mocon Inc. (Minneapolis) has relocated its corporate headquarters to a new facility in the Twin Cities. Featuring 27% more space than the company's former facility, the new plant will house larger production and laboratory functions for its test and measurement equipment.

Test and measurement technology company Fluke Corp. (Everett, WA) has announced that it is consolidating its six calibration product lines under the name Fluke Calibration. This initiative will unify the company's measurement disciplines, which include electrical, RF, temperature, pressure, flow, and calibration software, and will have its own dedicated Web site.

Lantronix Inc. (Irvine, CA) has announced plans to invest in and support the company's growth in the medical device connectivity market. The company, which provides secure, remote-management data networking technologies, will commit to the industry through hiring dedicated professionals, rebranding, participating in industry events, and drafting white papers, for example.

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI; Herndon, VA)), an industry-led consortium, will sponsor a workshop on the technical and regulatory challenges anticipated in the implantable and portable segments of the medical electronics industry. Slated for Sept. 16 and 17 in Berlin, the workshop will focus on identifying the technology challenges and standardization gaps that can best be solved by collaborative efforts by the medical electronics industry.

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