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This Week In Brief: June 22, 2010

Bear Power Supplies (Phelps, NY) has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification at its 32,000 sq-ft design and manufacturing center. The company designs and manufactures standard and custom power supplies for medical applications, among others, including ac-dc and dc-dc convertors.

Action Fabricators (Grand Rapids, MI) has announced the expansion of its medical division with the launch of Laminin Medical Products, which will focus on the contract engineering, manufacturing, assembly, and packaging of medical products. The company will leverage its parent firm's experience in manufacturing adhesive-backed products to serve the wound-care and medical device markets.

Healthcare-management company United American Healthcare Corp. has acquired Pulse Systems LLC (Concord, CA). Pulse Systems provides contract manufacturing services to the medical device industry, focusing on precision laser-cutting capabilities and the processing of thin-wall tubular metal components, subassemblies, and implants, primarily in the cardiovascular market.

Nitinol Devices & Components Inc. (Fremont, CA) has announced plans to establish a new center for R&D and manufacturing in San Jose, Costa Rica, later this year. The plant will produce medical guidewires that combine the company's core expertise in nitinol processing technology with extrusion, coating, and assembly operations for medical device companies.

Precision machining service provider Marshall Manufacturing (Minneapolis) has unveiled a redesigned Web site . Features of the new site include user-friendly navigation, videos demonstrating the company's automated Swiss machining cell, a plant tour of capabilities, company history, equipment list, news, and other information.          

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